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Law Book; Denmark, 1540-1560

Name
Wedervang-Jensen, Eva 
Birth
26 March 1974 
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Roles
Cataloguer 
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Name
Århus 
Country
Denmark 
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Copenhagen 
Country
Denmark 
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Name
Kroman, Erik 
Occupation
 
Roles
Scholar 
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Name
Dalgård, Sune 
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Andersen, Aage 
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Contents

1(1r-118v)
The Provincial Law of JutlandJyske lov
Rubric

“FORTALEN”

Incipit

MMedtt loff schall landtt | bygges, Mend wylde hwers | mandtt nygis [?] mett siitt | eggiitt och lade andre | nyde iaffnit

Explicit

“mett neffn y kyrcke | fogden ther sagen giffuis bode | fore thend ther secther och saa | fore byscopen etc.

Note

This law ends with The Chapter on Sorcery ( — Trolddomskapitlet).

Language of Text

Danish

Keywords

2(119r-140v)
Articles by the Clerk ThordThord degns artikler
Rubric

“Tordt deygghens | forklaring stadfest | aff koning volde-|mar och dan|marckis | rigis | rodt”

“Om ny mølle | Capitulum: i”

Incipit

Hoo ther felder wand fraa | syn arylde rinde Hand | steme thett epther inden | xv dage och bøde tre | marck alle egger mend och | saa konghen

Explicit

“och ther | offwer maa mand forffyll-|liige thett mett herwerck | om thett giøris thend tiidtt | hans slegtt bleff hanom fraa | taghen etc.

Language of Text

Danish

Keywords

3(141r-147r)
Overview of the Contents of 'the Law'Udsigt over lovens indhold
Rubric

“Ithem her stande alle | xl marckis saghe | sum y loghen | stander | etc.

Incipit

Først om thend mand kom-|mer bort ther siitt liif | schall myste bøde xl marck | bondhen och saa konghenn

Explicit

“Ithem for hußfredtt och gord-|fredtt”

Language of Text

Danish

Keywords

4(148r-175r)
King Christopher's Common Municipal LawKong Christoffers stadsret
Rubric

“Stadsretthen her y | danmarck y kiøb-|stederne brugis | som her | epther-|fylli-|ger”

Incipit

Wy Christoffer mett gudz | naade etc.

Explicit

“ther aff kunde | forbedres danmark kyøbenhaffn. | aar etc. mcdxliij”

Bibliography

Kolderup-Rosenvinge, Samling af gamle danske Love vol. V p. 512-519:7 Ed. F

Language of Text

Danish

Keywords

5(175v-180v)
King Erik Glipping's Nyborg Decrees, 1284Kong Erik Glippings Nyborgske forordninger, 1284
Rubric

“Thene logh gaff koningh | Eerick Christoffers søn | effther att Christus wor herre | waar fødtt Twsentt | wyntre Thw hundrett | fyre synde tiughe och | fire wyntre then wge | nest fore pyndz | dags mett hans | godemends rodh | y nyboringh”

om kyrcke tyndt | Capitulum: i

Incipit

Kyrcke weriige skulle kyrcke | tynden selliige saa som the | worde offuer ene mett andre | kyrcke mends uad hand gielder | att retthe werde

Explicit

“Och the toghe ther alle samen | wiitth mett wylge etc.

Note

Concerning Sjælland

Language of Text

Danish

Keywords

6(181r-187r)
The Manorial Court LawGårdsretten
Rubric

Koning erickis hand-|festning som kall-|es gordsrett

Incipit

Hwylcken mands andhen y hiell-|slaar och worder greben | mett fercske gierningher | hand giffue liff for liiff

Explicit

“Kyøbstederne och paa landett | och huad wore hoffs tinget, ridder | och Swenne ere / etc.

Language of Text

Danish

Keywords

7(189r-193r)
Minor LawsMindre retsbestemmelser
Rubric

“Nota”

Language of Text

Danish

Keywords

7.1(189r:2-18)
Minor Law (1)
Rubric

om thend ther fredløs | er suoren

Incipit

Saa som thend ther fredløs | er sworen

Explicit

“mett | sandmend eller neffnings | eller stock neffn”

7.2(189r:19-v:5)
Minor Law (2)
Rubric

om vindisbyrdtt

Incipit

Om noger mand haffuer witt-|ner om nogen sagh

Explicit

“och xiij beste | bygdemendh y thett herett | sambrycke [?]”

7.3(189v:6-11)
Minor Law (3)
Rubric

Om edh

Incipit

Schall sandemendh och | neffnings edh

Explicit

“Inden sex wggers dagh”

7.4(189v:12-190r:6)
Minor Law (4)
Rubric

Arff beder arff

Incipit

Thett holder icke om jordtt

Explicit

“Indtill fiærde | beedh”

7.5(190r:7-15)
Minor Law (5)
Rubric

Om foruvnden mand

Incipit

Om noger mandh y stock-|neffn

Explicit

“Som y stock|neffnds edh ycke er fortwnden”

7.6(190r:16-v:8)
Minor Law (6)
Rubric

Om hoor

Incipit

Om noger mand kyender paa | tinge att hand haffuer leyett | mett anden mands ecthe kone

Explicit

“modh bondhenn | och saa modh konghen”

7.7(190v:9-20)
Minor Law (7)
Rubric

om fellig dage | Cap:

Incipit

Hwo som anden dreber eller | soor giør y fellings dagæ

Explicit

“aff hans gaadz”

7.8(190v:21-191r:12)
Minor Law (8)
Rubric

om iordt vyrdis

Incipit

Om jordtt vyrderbonden eller | koninghen

Explicit

“till ewindeliige eye”

7.9(191r:13-192v)
Minor Law (9)
Rubric

Om feldt mand oc | gialdt sager

Incipit

Om noger mandh worder | feldtt till tre marcks sagh

Explicit

“eller heuercke”

7.10(193r)
Minor Law (10)
Rubric

om mand dreber fred-|løttz mand:

Incipit

Om nogen mandh heffuer | effther syn frender dødtt

Explicit

“jeg mett neffn y | kynn”

8(195v-196v)
The Parts of the KingdomRigens dele
Rubric

Rigens delles faldzmoll

Incipit

Thett haffuir oc koningen Jett | att hans breffue paa Jngen | mandt giffuis

Explicit

“oc mere | skall vy aff bonden tage | for thendt sags”

Language of Text

Danish

Keywords

9(197r-214r)
The Parts of the KingdomRigens dele
Rubric

“EN INSTRVCS | AT FORFYLGE | RIGENS DEL|LE HER-|VTY DAN|MARCK | TYL INFØRSEL: | RØMNING: OCH | TYL LOES”

Incipit

Tthem Hwo rigens delle wyll | fylge

Explicit

Och | setthe wy thend dag euin-|deliigen tielsse [?] paa danmark [?] etc.

Language of Text

Danish

Keywords

10(214v-215r)
Notes on Coinage and Weights
Incipit

Engelsilfe er iij peninghe | Fem engelsilfe er en øre pening

Explicit

“xx luspund er en skipundt”

Language of Text

Danish

Keywords

11(215v)
Witness Testimony
Rubric

“Adt bere følling paa | Sandemend etc.

Incipit

Her staar wy [?] oc denemandt som | sannt wittne Bere kandt

Explicit

“Santt er wittnidt”

Language of Text

Danish

Keywords

12(216r-347r)
King Christian III's Coronation CharterKong Christian III's håndfæstning
Incipit

Wy Chriistian 3 mett gudtz | naade

Explicit

“Giffuitt paa wortt slott | Kiøffuinhaffuen Sancti necoluj | e xj dag Aar mdxlvij”

Language of Text

Danish

Keywords

13(349r-354r)
King Christian III's Decree, Koldinghus, 1548Kong Christian III's forordning, Koldinghus, 1548
Incipit

Wy Chrestiann met gudtz Nade Danmarck norges | wendes oc gothes koning

Explicit

“Anno | Dominj mdxlviij etc.

Language of Text

Danish

Keywords

14(355r-369r)
King Christian II's Recess, Dronningborg, 1551Kong Christian II's reces, Dronningborg, 1551
Rubric

“Thendt Siwends Resses”

Incipit

Wy chrestiann mett gudtz nade

Explicit

“paa wortt slott drotningborrig | Sanctj thenne vxlj dag Ar etc. | Mdlj”

Language of Text

Danish

Keywords

Physical Description

Support

Paper.

No. of leaves
369. 201 mm x 140 mm. Fols 147v, 187v-188v, 193v-195r, 309v, 347v-348v and 354v are blank. Small metal clips have been attached to the edge of the folio at the beginning of each new section.
Foliation

The manuscript is foliated in the top right-hand corners.

Layout

Written in one column with nineteen to twenty-five lines to the page. There are often running titles on the top of the pages, and initials are two-coloured.

Script

Most parts of the manuscript are written in the same hand as AM 5 4o.

Fols 349r-369r are written in a younger, semi-cursive hand.

History

Origin

Written in Denmark c. 1547.

Additional

Record History

Catalogued 11 March 2002 by EW-J.

Custodial History

Lent to The State and University Library (Statsbiblioteket), Århus, 1938-58.

Lent to The Danish National Archives (Rigsarkivet), Copenhagen, for the use of Erik Kroman 1963-70.

Lent to Sune Dalgård 1971-83.

Lent to The Royal Library (Det Kongelige Bibliotek), Copenhagen for the use of Aage Andersen August to December 1986.

Bibliography

AuthorTitleEditorScope
Jyske lov: Text 2-4, Danmarks gamle Landskabslove med Kirkeloveneed. Peter Skautrup1951; III
Knud Mikkelsens glosser (dansk text) og Thords artikler, Danmarks gamle Landskabslove med Kirkeloveneed. Erik Buus, ed. Peter Jørgensen1961; IV:tillæg
Danske Gaardsretter og Stadsretter, Samling af gamle danske Loveed. J. L. A. Kolderup-Rosenvinge1827; V
Katalog over Den Arnamagnæanske Håndskriftsamlinged. Kristian KålundI: p. 342-343
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