Property Register, County of Leiningen


"An administrative book - property register, tax records, and court records - from the years 1497-98, with sixteenth-century additions, pertaining to villages near Worms in the county of Leiningen, now in the Rhineland-Palatinate. The document witnesses the degree to which the practice of written record-keeping became normative at the lowest levels in late medieval German society. It enables a view onto a world treated even now by scholarship in broad-brush terms that neglect the detailed insight into the lives of real, historically-attestable individuals." -- Description from Les Enluminures website.

In Collection:
Subject Language Identifier
  • Shelf Mark: Ms.Ger.1
  • Call Number: HD1251 P76 1498
Date created Resource type Rights statement Extent
  • 65 leaves (collation: i8 + ii4 + iii8 [6 + 2 interleaved singletons, following 13 and 16] + iv16 + v13 [12 + 1, after folio 48] + vi2 + vii14; paper; an unfoliated paper slip interleaved between fols 5-6); modern foliation in pencil, top, outer corner, recto, 1-65 ; 22 x 16.5 cm
Alternative title
  • Taxation Records, County of Leiningen.
  • Court Records from Lautersheim (Rheinland-Pfalz).
  • Regulations from Grunstadt (Rheinland-Pfalz) for Payment of Agrarian Dues.
Geographic coverage Coordinates
  • 51.5, 10.5
  • 50.1333, 7.56667
  • 49.63278, 8.35916
  • 49.66667, 7.5
Chronological coverage
  • 1400s
Additional physical characteristics
  • Item is very brittle, binding is uneven (loose in places, tight in others); no covers. "Written in one main hand, in black ink, in a German administrative cursiva, with sixteenth-century additions by several hands, and addenda in an eighteenth-century hand on ff. 42v and 61v-63r...." -- Description from Les Enluminures website.
Physical repository Collection
  • Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts Collection
Provider Genre Is referenced by Date digitized
  • January 22, 2020 to January 23, 2020
Technical note
  • Scanned on Betterlight TTI 600 DPI TIFF (1/20; 263; bent5 tone; camera height 500). 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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