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Ms. Codex 1137 - Malefitzsachen veindlicher Bekhanntnusser ingefangen den 30 Maii anno 1572 ... [etc.]
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Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Codex 1137 - Malefitzsachen veindlicher Bekhanntnusser ingefangen den 30 Maii anno 1572 ... [etc.]
Malefitzsachen veindlicher Bekhanntnusser ingefangen den 30 Maii anno 1572 ... [etc.] [manuscript].
[Vienna], 1572-1574.
Physical description:
240 leaves : paper ; 295 x 194 mm. bound to 298 x 210 mm.
Record of interrogations and testimonies in connection with criminal trials conducted by the imperial municipal court (Stadtgericht) in Vienna, from ca. May 1572 to July 1574 (f. 234r), with notations about judgments, including pardons and executions (with some dates in August 1574; f. 229r). Among the trials is that of Ilija Gregorić (Elias Gregoritsch, f. 104r; Gregoritz, f. 104v) and his followers for organizing and leading a peasant revolt in Croatia (Crabatischer Paurnkrieg, f. 104r-122v, and 151r-157v). Those proceedings are signed by Johann Hutstocker (Huetstockher, f. 122v and 157v), Stadtrichter (city judge) of Vienna; Hutstocker is known to have held that office from 1572 to 1573. Bound upside down with the trial records is a copy of a petition from Hutstocker (f. 234v-239v), addressed to the emperor, containing a reference to the present year 1572 (f. 239v). Hutstocker discusses the exercise of his duties in office and is possibly seeking a promotion. Following the petition is a table of contents (f. 241r) listing the trials in the volume by name of individual, with crosses marking those who were executed.
Ms. codex.
Title from cover.
Foliation: Paper, i (later paper) + 240 + i (later paper); [3-9], 10-92, [i], 93-234, [235-241]; contemporary foliation in ink, upper right recto, modern foliation in pencil, lower right recto. Folios 1-2 are missing; occasionally numbers have been lost or are not legible.
Layout: Written in 2 columns, with wider right column containing main text, and left column reserved for rubrics, signatures, notes on outcomes, insertions, and corrections.
Script: Written in a German cursive script, possibly by multiple hands.
Decoration: Rubrics often written in a more formal book script; initials of paragraphs usually with pen flourishes.
Binding: Contemporary vellum, rebound (Zacour-Hirsch), with partially intact leather ties.
Origin: Written in Vienna from 1572 to 1574 (f. 234r).
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 1137
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 1137
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