Collection ID: 0002 | Metadata type: TEI
Ms. Codex 1132 Documents concerning ecclesiastical law and civil governance
TitleDocuments concerning ecclesiastical law and civil governance
- Catholic Church
- Ernest, of Bavaria, Archbishop and Elector of Cologne, 1554-1612
- Maximilian Heinrich, Archbishop and Elector of Cologne, 1621-1688
- Ferdinand, Archbishop and Elector of Cologne, 1577-1650
- Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, 1500-1558
Call numberMs. Codex 1132
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 4268385
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
LanguageGerman, except for work 1, which is entirely in Latin; and frequent Latin phrases in work 4
- ca. 1695-1715
Collection of copies of documents related to ecclesiastical law and civil governance for the archbishopric of Cologne, which included the region around Cologne and Bonn, in what is today the western part of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia (Nordrhein-Westfalen); and areas in the northern part of the German state Rhineland-Palatinate (Rheinland-Pfalz). Work 1 apparently concerns a reform, or reorganization, of ecclesiastical law in the archbishopric of Cologne; it is divided into part 1 (end indicated on f. 36v) and part 2 (rubric, f. 37r). Work 2 conveys the constitution, or framework of law enforcement (Polliceij undt Landts-Ordtnung) of the archbishopric under Ernest of Bavaria. It begins with a prefatory statement (f. 52r-52v) and a table of contents (f. 53r-53v), followed by 39 titled sections, covering such topics as blasphemy of various sorts (Gottslesterung, Gottsschweren, Gottsschwüren; f. 54r-57r); Anabaptists (Wiederteufferen; f. 57r); Sacramentists (Sacramentireren; f. 57r); printers and booksellers (f. 58r); usury (wucherlichen Contracten; f. 60r); beggars and idlers (f. 61v); conspicuous spending (unordentlicher Kostlichkeit, Unkosten; f. 62r-64v); wood regulations (Holzordnungen; f. 68r); unauthorized emigration (muthwilligen Ausstretten der Underthanen; f. 71v); gypsies (Ziegeineren oder Heijden; f. 72r); brawls (Schlegereij; f. 73v); and fines (Brüchten; f. 74r). Work 3 contains a set of decrees (Rechts-Ordnung) promulgated by Maximilian Heinrich. It consists of a prefatory statement and 16 titled sections, covering various aspects of inheritance (Erbschafft, Erbung, Erbfolgung, Einkundtschafft; sections 1-10, f. 82r-103v); as well as property issues, such as guardianship (Vormunderschafft; f. 104r), mortgages (Pfandschafften; f. 106r), and leases (Pfachtungen; f. 107r). Appended to work 2 are two sections not included in the table of contents: 1. a decree issued by Emperor Charles V against the Anabaptists (Constitution oder Mandat wieder [sic] die Wiederteuffer; f. 75r-77r); and 2. an edict of Ernest of Bavaria concerning the imposition of taxes on grain crops, wine and other farm produce (Edictum auff die Gültverschreibung auff Korn, Wein und andere Getreidt gerichtet; f. 77r-79v). Work 4 is a decree (Ordtnung) issued by Ferdinand concerning the prosecution of transgressions (Brüchtenverhör). The verso of the front flyleaf bears a contemporary listing of the contents of the volume, with brief titles of the 4 works. The inside back cover bears two or three notes, one of which concerns a Jew by the name of Jacob and is dated 2 July 1715.
- Ms. codex.
- Title supplied by cataloger.
Extent117 leaves : 296 x 180-183 mm. bound to 303 x 193 mm
FoliationPaper, i + 115 + i; contemporary pagination in ink, upper mid page, in work 1 (1-92); and work 2 (1-26). Modern foliation in pencil, lower right recto. Back flyleaf is a partial leaf. Two leaves have been torn out between f. 110 and 111.
BindingContemporary parchment (Zacour-Hirsch) over boards.
- Sold by William Salloch (Ossining, N.Y.), 1962.
- Anabaptists--Germany--Early works to 1800
- Church records
- Government records
- Laws (documents)
- Manuscripts, German--17th century
- Manuscripts, European
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