THE HALDENSLEBEN CARTULARY

MS 4601
MS Short Title THE HALDENSLEBEN CARTULARY
Text THE HALDENSLEBEN CARTULARY 
1.LISTS OF GIFTS TO THE CONVENT WITH NAMES OF THE DONORS AND CONVENANTS 
2.COPIES OF 150 DOCUMENTS DETAILING THE PROPERTIES AND PRIVILEGES OF THE CONVENT FROM THE FOUNDATION CHARTER OF 1228 AND ONWARDS
Description MS in Latin and German on vellum, Cistercian convent of Haldensleben, Althaldensleben, Germany, ca. 1490, 102 ff. (complete), 30x20 cm, single column, (22x13 cm), 14 and 28 lines in a rotunda Gothic book script of medium quality, additions in cursive script.
Binding Haldensleben, Germany, ca. 1490, blind-stamped leather over oak boards, sewn on 4 double cords, clasp-fittings, paper label on spine.
Provenance 1. Cistercian convent of Haldensleben, Althaldensleben, Germany (1490); 2. Sotheby's 19.6.2001:33.
Commentary Cartularies are one of the rarest type of medieval MSS, and an important source for medieval local history. They are registers of title-deeds (carte), charters of privilege and other documents which are kept by landowners as evidence for their rights. Althaldensleben is 3 km south of the present Haldensleben, and about 25 km north-west of Regensburg.
Place of origin Germany
Dates 1490 AD

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