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Ekkehard of Aura OSB, Chronicle(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Ekkehardi Historia
Codicology:Vellum, 216 x 143 mm(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) (8.5 x 5.7 in.), ff. 2 + 96 + 2, 24 lines to a page. Cent. xii (1114-25), in a fine clear sloping hand, brown ink.
Collation: a4 (1 lines cover, 3, 4 cut out) 18-128, b2, a quire wanting after quire 2.
2 fo.: de origine or fluuium.
Provenance:Written in Germany
Additions:Parkerian note on f. iiv. At top of f. 1r in an English hand (xiv-xv): Historia ffrancorum.
On lower margin an erasure: liber de S.... . (possibly Waltham Abbey, but I cannot be certain).
Though written in Germany, the book has been long in England.
The flyleaves at the end are, one from a xvth cent. English servicebook (f. ivr)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College): the other, part of a xth cent. copy of a deed (f. iiir)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College). The edges are cut all round. It reads:
mine patris et filii et sp. s. (rest of line gone)
piterna. qua propter ego In dei nomine egino comis necnon et coniux mea uentilgart ambi pariter cog
eterna bona retributione. propter ea donamus et tradimus aliquas res nostras ad reliquias sancti
mar ubi uenerabilis uuolfger episcopus et rector preesse uidetur. donamus igitur et donatum Inperpetuum
sazi in loco nuncupante harnobrunno cum custilis (!) curticlis domibus aedificiis ma(n)cipiis terris silui
aquis aquarumque decursibus uineis pomeriis pecuniis pecoribus omnia cum omnibus quicquid in ips
etur esse possessio uel dominatio. simili modo tradimus in pago hirnizgauua In loco uocato rezzistat qu
adquisiuit in uineis in curtilis macipiis terris uel quantumcumque sua uidetur fuisse possessio Item in sclauis
-a et gusibah cum curtilis aedif. mancip. terr. silu. camp. prat. pasc. aqu. aquarumque decurs
cum omni integritate. ergo et Ingraffeldum In uilla barcthorf quicquid cristan ibi habebat et In uuanc
curtilis domibus aedif. silu. camp. prat. pasc. aq. aquarumque decurs. mancip. farrinariis
icentiis uel quantumcumque In supra nominatis locis uel uillis nostra uidetur esse possessio uel dominatio de nostr
atione sancti saluatoris et sancti kiliani mar. sociorumque eius donamus et tradimus atque In omnibus dominat
-amus. In ea ratione ut ego egino et coniux mea uuendilgart eandem traditionem beneficiali prestatione
bitum nostrum exceptatua loca idest uraha et barcthorf et hoc a die presente stabilis permaneat post nostrum
s predicte ecclesie habeat teneat atque possedeat Ita ut deinceps a modo et usque in sempiternum haec
nere possit inconuulsa stipulatione subnixa mancipiorum uero nomina haec.
It ends here, a blank of several lines being left. It is endorsed: Trad. eginonis com. et uxoris eius uuentilgarte de arine brunno et circa(?) ea lo ... . The date is 810. Bishop Wolfger died in 832.
On the back is also a xiiith cent. scribble (English hand): Alexander seruus, etc. / Episcopo rofensi pari.
Foliation: ff. a + i-ii + 1-96 + iii-iv + b(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Language: Latin.(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Contents
1.
1r-96v
Chronicle (to 1114, based on Ekkehard of Aura's Imperial Chronicle) (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Ekkehardi Historia
1r
Rubric:
Incipit prologus sequentis Ch(r)onici operis
1r
Incipit:
Quamlibet Rem Publicam testatur tullius felicem fore si uel a sapientibus regatur
1v
Explicit:
post multa curricula annorum. in bona et deo bene complacita senectute
The prologue is not by the same scribe as the rest
2r
Rubric:
De origine Francorum
MGH. SS. VI 115 (Ekkehard von Urach's Kaiserchronik)
2r
Incipit:
Francorum gentis exordia de antiqua troianorum prodiere prosapia
2r
Good outline initial with some red
Marginalia by an English scholar (xvi early)
The book is illustrated with pictures, usually outline in brown and red: of Emperors seated full-face with crown and sceptre. They are as follows
1.
14r
Rubric:
Pippinus rex francorum pater karoli magni
Under architecture: jewelled throne. In frame
2.
24r
Rubric:
Karolus magnus pippini filius
With orb and sceptre: upright objects (candles?) on the arms of the throne
24v
Liber II
3.
28r
Rubric:
Pius ludewicus karoli magni filius
Youthful, orb and sceptre, jewelled throne
4.
31r
Rubric:
Ludewicus superioris ludewici filius
Bearded
5.
33v
Rubric:
Karolus iunior filius pii ludewici
6.
34v
Rubric:
Arnolfus filius Karlomanni fratris karoli iunioris
7.
36v
Rubric:
Ludewicus arnolfi imperatoris filius lxxviiio loco ab augusto admodum puer imperium suscepit
8.
39r
Rubric:
Cunradus filius cunradi quem Adelbertus occidit francorum ex genere oriundus
Sceptre ending in flabellum
9.
40r
Rubric:
Henricus genere saxo filius ottonis ducis
A peculiar crown
10.
42v
Rubric:
Otto magnus henrici filius
11.
47r
Rubric:
Otto secundus magni ottonis filius.
Bird on sceptre
12.
48v
Rubric:
Otto tercius ottonis secundi filius admodum puer lxxxiiio loco ab augusto romanum imperium suscepit et annis xviii regnauit
13.
51r
Rubric:
Henricus secundus primum dux baioarie deinde ottone tercio absque filiis defuncto in regni prouectus culmine lxxxiiiio loco ab augusto regnum accepit
14.
53r
Rubric:
Cunradus ex regni primoribus unus etc.
Crown with three peaks
15.
55v
Rubric:
Henricus tercius cunradi imperatoris filius etc.
16.
60r
Rubric:
Henricus quartus henrici imperatoris filius etc.
Moustached: bird on sceptre. This is figured in MGH. SS. VI, pl. 11, and Eisengrein's Kultur-Historischer Bilderatlas XXXIV 3, Stacke, Deutsche Geschichte, 1880, I 79
17.
Full page, coloured and in patterned frame, once silvered, now black, grounds blue and dark red
83r
Rubric:
Henricus quintus
Under an arch with battlemented gable, and turrets, above. The Emperor on L. holding sceptre and wearing diadem receives orb from an archbishop in close-fitting mitre (like skull-cap), red chasuble, pall with green crosses, stole, tunicle, alb, with long staff. Both stand. Figured in MGH. SS. VI, pl. 11
83v
Liber III
18.
95v
Wedding feast of Henry and Matilda. They sit full-face at table, crowned; on each side a tonsured cleric. Two attendants on the nearer side of the table. Figured in MGH. SS. VI, pl. 1
Text ends
96v
Explicit:
nisi quod testabantur quendam suum ministerialem nimis ferociter dominium in suis partibus exercere
There is a full description of the MS. in the Archiv f r Deutsche Geschichte VII 493 by Pertz who saw it in 1827 and uses it in the Scriptores. He considers it to be an autograph of Ekkehard and points out that the work is dedicated to Henry V, whose widow Matilda probably brought it to England. It is in three books. Liber I from the beginnings to Charles the Great; Liber II from 800 to 1106 (760-784 being lost with the 3rd quire); Liber III from 1106 to 1113, then continued by the same hand to 1125. It was doubtless written at Urach. The text was collated by Hampe throughout in 1896 (Neues Archiv, XXII 669)