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Danish Legal Manuscript; Denmark, most probably Jutland, 1550-1599

Name
Medendorphius, Johannes Vincentii 
Occupation
 
Roles
Owner 
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Name
Heliæ filius, Benedictus 
Occupation
 
Roles
Owner; Marginal 
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Name
Wulffen, Johannes Conrad 
Occupation
Physician-in-ordinary 
Roles
Owner 
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Name
Rostgaard, Frederik 
Birth
30 August 1671 
Death
25 April 1745 
Occupation
 
Roles
Owner; Translator 
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Contents

1(2r-6r)
Rules of the LawRegulæ juris
Rubric

“Her begyndis ”

Language of Text

Danish

Keywords
2(6v-7v)
List of Cases
Language of Text

Danish

Keywords
2.1
Kiöns neffn
Rubric

“Kiöns neffn”

Keywords
2.2
frennders eedt
Rubric

“frennders eedt”

Keywords
2.3
herrits neffnn
Rubric

“herrits neffnn”

Keywords
3(7v)
On the Duties of the Judges
Note

Quotations from the Old Testament

Language of Text

Danish

Keywords
4(8r-157r)
The Provincial Law of Jutland
Note

Fol. 11v has a quotation from the Bible concerning the right use of the law, written in the younger hand.

Language of Text

Danish

Keywords
5(158r-180v)
Articles by the Clerc ThordTord degns artikler
Rubric

“Tord degen”

Note

62 chapters

After chapter 62 the younger hand has added some notes on weights and measures with an index for Articles by the Clerc Thord.

Language of Text

Danish

Keywords
6(181r-202r)
The Law of the KingdomRigens ret
Rubric

“Riigens ʀeth”

Incipit

Huo Riigens diele will føllige

Language of Text

Danish

Keywords
7(203r-215r)
The Manorial Court LawGårdsretten
Rubric

“Gordtz Retth”

Note

Expanded with the twenty-fifth article from Christian II's Copenhagen Recess, 1537

On f. 202v a younger hand wrote an index.

Language of Text

Danish

Keywords
8(217r-222v)
Kong Frederik II's Københavnske skik og ordning af år 1569 om stævninger mm
Language of Text

Danish

Keywords
9(223r-263r)
The Kolding Recess, 1558Den koldingske reces, 1558
Note

Provided with an elaborate title.

Cotaining an index.

The originally blank fol. 263v contains the beginning of an index which was later crossed out.

Language of Text

Danish

Keywords
10(264r-276v)
King Frederik II's Coronation Charter, 1559
Rubric

“Konningh Frederichs den Andens Handfestning, wdgiffuen 1559”

Note

Supplied with an index.

Language of Text

Danish

Keywords
11(278r-307v)
King Frederik II's Maritime Law, 1561
Note

Supplied with index. Elaborated title.

Language of Text

Danish

Keywords
12(308r-v)
Quotation from the Old Testament
Note

Admonitions to conversion.

Language of Text

Danish

Keywords
13(325r-v)
Annalistic Notes Concerning Denmark
Language of Text

Danish

Keywords
14(326r-327v)
Register of the Law
Language of Text

Danish

14.1
Cases with a Penalty of Forty Marks
14.2
Cases with a Penalty of Three Marks
15(328r)
An Explanation of the Danish Coat of Arms
Language of Text

Danish

Keywords

16(328v-329r)
Enn herlig werdenns statut
Rubric

“Enn herlig werdenns statut”

Note

Listing social conditions and immoralities causing the ruin of a kingdom.

Language of Text

Danish

Keywords

17(329r-331r)
Formulae
Language of Text

Danish

17.1
Letter Formula for a Letter for Kieler Umschlag, 1573
Note

Kieler Umschlag was a annual trading fair and money market.

17.2
Letter Formula for an Interest Rate Letter, Aalborg 1595
Note

Written by an aristocrat.

18(340r-344r)
A Christian Alphabet
Rubric

“Itt Christeligt a-b-c colli|gerit aff thenn gamle |Philosophiske Schrifft wdi |huilckenn er beschreffwen |och optegnit mannge Christe|lige Lerdom och wnderwis|ning som hwer Christ|en well fornödenn |er att wide”

Note

Each letter opens a moral verse in six lines.

Language of Text

Danish

Keywords

Physical Description

Support

Paper.

No. of leaves
345, f. 125bis included. Fols 215v-216v, 217v, 277r-v, 278v, 309r-324v, 331v-332r and 340v-341r are blank. 142 mm x 98 mm
Additions

At the fly-leaf, now foliated as f. 1, apothegms occur in Latin, German and Greek.

Binding

Blind tooled leather binding. The fitting and the clasps are of metal.

History

Origin

The main part of the manuscript is written in Denmark, most probably Jutland, in the second half of the sixteenth century. According to a note on f. 263r, 276v and 302r the younger additions are written on the manor Vang, near Aalborg, Northern Jutland in 1595. Fol. 38 is written in a third hand in 1646.

Provenance

The fly-leaf carrying the date 1593 has “Johannes Vincentij f. Medendorphius” on the top page. At the bottom page “Benedictus Heliæ filius” claims himself as owner, he paid 1 1/2 rigsdaler for the book. At the pastedown the following note is found: “Ex dono Nobilissimi Domini IOHANNIS CONRADI WULFFEN Summi Archiatri Regii possidet Fridericus Rostgaard. Novembri 1704”.

Additional

Bibliography

AuthorTitleEditorScope
Kong Valdemar den Andens Jydske Lov og Thord Degns Artikler, Samling af gamle danske Loveed. J. L. A. Kolderup-Rosenvinge1837; III
Katalog over Den Arnamagnæanske Håndskriftsamlinged. Kristian KålundII: p. 325-327
Holger Frederik RørdamHistorieskrivningen og Historieskriverne i Danmark og Norge siden Reformationenp. 42
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