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Ms. Codex 1208 Furoris Anabaptistici Monasterium inclytam Westphaliae metropolim evertentis historica narratio
TitleFuroris Anabaptistici Monasterium inclytam Westphaliae metropolim evertentis historica narratio
- Kerssenbroch, Hermann von, ca. 1520-1585
Other related names
- Lea, Henry Charles, 1825-1909, former owner
Call numberMs. Codex 1208
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 4322632
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
LanguageLatin, with a few technical terms in Greek
- ca. 1700?
A history of the Anabaptist presence in Münster during the early 16th century, especially focusing on the 1534 rebellion. Kerssenbroch focuses primarily on the military and political developments rather than merely on religious aspects of the Anabaptists. In the process, he gives a brief history of Munster, and also describes the city, its people, and its customs. Although Kerssenbroch attempts to appear impartial and unbiased, his pro-Catholic biases are made very clear through scathing remarks towards the Anabaptists, as well as towards Lutherans. Kerssenbroch's narrative consists predominately of his own experiences, the published accounts of others, and some oral accounts from loyal acquaintances (f. 1r). Includes portions of documents translated by Kerssenbroch related to the rebellion, such as the prince-bishop's correspondence. Includes two notes - one with some figures, and the other with the remnant of a wax seal.
- Ms. codex.
- Title from title page (f. i recto).
- Incipit: Quamvis viri doctissimi tam ligata quam soluta oratione latine germanice de furore anabaptistici, qui monasterium inclitam totious Saxoniae... (f. 1r). Explicit: Faxit deus optimus maximus ut ad gloriam nominis sui et reipublicae tranquillitatem quam diutissime utantur. (f. 369v).
WatermarkInitials I D M (f. i); initials I V A S (f. 1). A third watermark too faint to decipher appears in a majority of the book (example on f. 3).
Extent370 leaves : 330 x 210 mm. +
FoliationPaper, 370 leaves; [i], 1-78, 80-176, 178-222, [xlvii], 280-294, [i], 296-297, [i], 299, [i], 301, , 310-311, [ii], 314-316, [i], 318-320, [i], 322, [i], 324-325, [i], 327, [i], 329, [iii], 333, [ii], 335-336, [iii], 340, [ii], 343, [i], 345, [i], 347-349, [i], 352-353, [iv], 358, [xxi], 369, [i] on upper right recto. Contemporary foliation in ink, upper right recto. Modern foliation (1-369) in pencil, lower right recto. References in record are to modern foliation.
BindingLeather and paper (rebound).
- Formerly owned by Henry Charles Lea (bookplate, inside upper cover; inscription dated 1886, f. i recto).
- Anabaptists--Germany--Münster in Westfalen--History
- Manuscripts, Latin--17th century
- Manuscripts, European
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