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Ms. Codex 269 - [Capitula Mirabelle]
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Title:
[Capitula Mirabelle] [manuscript].
Origin:
[Naples and Mirabella], 1551-1731.
Physical description:
69 leaves : parchment and paper ; 285 x 208 mm. bound to 291 x 211 mm.
Language(s):
Italian, with a few items in Latin.
Summary:
Collection of statutes concerning the community of Mirabella in the Kingdom of Naples. The earliest section (f. 1r-28r) is dated 1551. This includes the "gravamina" of the people of Mirabella against Fabritio Giundatio, baron of Mirabella (1548-1551) and other legal documents. There are many later sections and additions, the latest of which appear to date to 1731 (f. 53v, 55v). The collection is preceded by an index (f. ii recto-iii verso) and followed by subscriptions of officials (f. 63r-65r).
Provenance:
Sold by J. Rosenthal, 1952.
Subject:
Giundatio, Fabritio, baron of Mirabella.
Law - Italy - Naples (Kingdom) - Early works to 1800.
Mirabella Eclano (Italy) - Politics and government.
Naples (Kingdom) - Politics and government - Early works to 1800.
Form / Genre:
Codices.
Statutes.
Manuscripts, Italian - 16th century.
Manuscripts, Italian - 17th century.
Manuscripts, Italian - 18th century.
Manuscripts, Renaissance.
Manuscripts, European.
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title from former 17th-century cover (now pasted inside front cover of modern binding).
Foliation: Parchment and paper, ii (modern paper) + 4 (paper) + 54 (parchment) + 6 (paper) + 2 (parchment) + 3 (paper) + ii (modern paper); [iv], 1-50, [51-65]; contemporary foliation in ink, modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto.
Script: Written in a variety of humanistic and cursive scripts by many different hands.
Binding: Modern quarter leather with gilt title Mirabella Statutes. Previously bound in 17th-century leather; former upper cover pasted to inside upper cover of current binding; has stamped and gilded design of a royal coat of arms and the date 1647. Folios 59-60 are completely loose from the binding.
Origin: Written in Naples and Mirabella in 1551, with additions made through the 18th century (Zacour-Hirsch).
Indexed / Referenced in:
Described in Zacour, Norman P. and Hirsch, Rudolf. Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Libraries of the University of Pennsylvania to 1800 (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1965), p. 97 (Ms. Italian 27).
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 269
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 269

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Collection: Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts
Facsimile: Yes
Illuminated: No
Illustrated: No
Notated: No
Language: Italian
Century: 16th century
Century: 17th century
Century: 18th century
Date: 1551
Genre: Codices
Genre: Manuscripts, European
Genre: Manuscripts, Italian - 16th century
Genre: Manuscripts, Italian - 17th century
Genre: Manuscripts, Italian - 18th century
Subject: Giundatio, Fabritio, baron of Mirabella
Subject: Law
Geography: Italy
Geography: Mirabella Eclano (Italy)
Geography: Naples (Kingdom)
Page material: Paper and Parchment