Terrier of the Town of Karben


Terrier compiled under priest of Klein-Karben, Kloppenheim (Karben), Germany 1483. "This is an excellent example of a “terrier” or land record for the town of Karben, which was an important center near the Rhine in medieval Germany. The important Order of the Teutonic Knights, cited frequently in the manuscript, were based in Kloppenheim (modern-day Karben). In addition to facilitating the study of diplomatics, paleography, and seigniorial administration, the document is rich in local history, full of references to the geography and toponymy of the area and to the citizens living there." -- Description from Les Enluminures website.

In Collection:
Subject Language Identifier
  • Call Number: HD1251 T37 1483
  • Shelf Mark: Ms.Ger.2
Date created Resource type Rights statement Extent
  • 6ff ; parchment ; 358 x 133 mm
Alternative title
  • Terrier [Land-Holdings] of the Town of Karben (Hesse, Germany)
Geographic coverage Coordinates
  • 50.55, 9
  • 51.5, 10.5
  • 50.23521, 8.75789
  • 50.23329, 8.75138
Additional physical characteristics
  • "apparently complete, with the exception of the original seal which lacks (collation i6), written in brown ink in batarde cursive for the text and in Gothic textura in red ink for the date, on 40-45 long lines (justification 110 x 270-290 mm.), with initials stroked in red ink. Unbound, originally tied together by a suspended seal (wanting)." -- Description from Les Enluminures website.
Physical repository Collection
  • Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts Collection
Provider Genre Is referenced by Date digitized
  • February 11, 2020
Transcript Technical note
  • Scanned on Betterlight TTI at 600 dpi 11 Feb 2020 (1/20; 303; bent 5, camera height 800) scanned under glass. Metadata by KD.
  • Contact Special Collections and University Archives for access to the original manuscript and for reproduction requests (fee for reproductions). This material is made available on this site for research and private study only.

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