Das sächsisch-magdeburgische Recht in den Manuskripten der Bibliothek des Priesterseminars in Kielce, Signatur RK 45/28 – Ergänzung zu Deutsche Rechtsbücher des Mittelalters

Maciej Mikuła 1
  • 1 Faculty of Law and Administration, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland
Maciej Mikuła
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  • Faculty of Law and Administration, Jagiellonian University, PL-31-007, Krakow, Poland
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Saxon-Magdeburg Law in the manuscripts from the Seminar Library in Kielce, Shelfmark RK 35/28. In medieval cities and towns which had been founded on Magdeburg law in the Kingdom of Poland, Magdeburg Weichbild and the Speculum Saxonum belonged to the most important sources of law. One of their manuscripts from the Seminar Library of Kielce (shelfmark RK 45/28) was until now not well known. This manuscript consists of several theological and legal texts and was written in 1429 by rector Paulus de Potok. A comparison with 19 other texts of Magdeburg Weichbild of the so called ‘Silesian-Lesser Poland version’ (which prevails in the Kingdom of Poland) makes obvious that a text from Częstochowa (of 1423) was a base, direct or indirect, for the Kielce manuscript, compiling the Sandomiriensis and Cracoviensis versions. The Speculum Saxonum in the Kielce ms. is related to the so called versio Sandomiriensis.

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