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Ms. Codex 1213 Bremer-Cronica de anno Christi 449 usque ad annum 1529
TitleBremer-Cronica de anno Christi 449 usque ad annum 1529
- Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor, ca. 1123-1190
- Hartwig II, von Uthlede, Archbishop of Hamburg-Bremen, d. 1207
- Philipp, King of Germany, ca. 1180-1208
- Johann V, Graf von Hoya, d. 1466
- Otto V, Graf von Hoya und Bruchhausen
Call numberMs. Codex 1213
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 4322208
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
LanguageGerman, with some documents or passages in Latin (p. 34, 105-108, 131-134, 150-152, 164-165, 174, 302)
- between 1700 and 1750
Bremen or Lower Saxony?
Chronicle of the bishopric (after 845, archbishopric) of Bremen, from 449 to 1531; although many pages are devoted to events in 1531 (p. 361-375), the title page apparently sets the end point with reference to the last year actually cited, which is 1529 (p. 375). The book's rubrics include one for every bishop, or archbishop, of Bremen, from the first, Willehad (p. 11), to the 44th, Christoph von Braunschweig-Lüneburg (p. 309), with numerous other topical rubrics interspersed. Some rubrics touch on the city of Bremen (p. 225, 233, 263), as well as the cities of Lübeck (p. 98, 155) and Hamburg (p. 33); and on events in Denmark and Sweden (p. 25, 30, 50). The history also includes the role of Bremen in events in the Holy Land during the era of the crusades (p. 78-93, 157-163). Although there are rubrics for both the beginning and the end of the first book (p. 2, 112), which covers the years 449 to 1148, and one for the beginning of the fifth book (p. 309), the manuscript does not otherwise show divisions into books. The rubric for the fifth book (Das funffte Buch bis auff den Anfang der Regirung Ertzbischof Georg ... und das Jahr 1558; p. 309) announces that it will cover up to the year 1558, suggesting that the manuscript is incomplete. Included are several transcribed documents: 1) Emperor Frederick I, confirming privileges of Bishop Hartwig I, in 1152 (p. 131-134); 2) the founding of the St. Anschari (St. Ansgar?) religious community (Collegium St. Ansgarij) in 1187 by Bishop Hartwig II (p. 149-152); 3) the conferral of the Grafschaft (countship) of Stade on Bishop Hartwig II by Philipp, King of Germany (p. 164-165) in 1199; and 4) a document (p. 263-266) recording a compromise between the old and the new council (Raht) of the city of Bremen, which was issued by the brothers Johann V, Graf von Hoya, and Otto V, Graf von Hoya und Bruchhausen, probably in 1433 (p. 263; the end of the document shows the date 1439, p. 266).
- Ms. codex.
- Title from title page (p. i).
Extent192 leaves : 338-340 x 200 (305-320 x 180-183) mm. bound to 347 x 210 mm
FoliationPaper, ii (newer paper) + 188 + ii (newer paper); [i], , 2-374, and 375; contemporary pagination in ink, even numbered pages only, on recto of leaves. Catchwords on recto and verso of most leaves.
BindingModern half calf.
Drawing of cross on title page (p. i); genealogical chart of Bishop Hartwig I (p. 112-113); geometric figures of letters and lines, representing seals (p. 108, 134, 165); biblical and classical names in block letters (p. 222-223); decorated initials in rubrics (p. 2, 19, 22, 39, 112, 225); rubrics generally with pen flourishes.
- Purchased, 1968.
- Catholic Church.--Archdiocese of Hamburg-Bremen--History--Sources
- Manuscripts, German--18th century
- Manuscripts, European
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Decoration: Drawing, p. 165