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Archives de l'État de Fribourg/Staatsarchiv Freiburg
Affaires ecclésiastiques/Geistliche Sachen 2062
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Necrology of the Cathedral of Lausanne
Parchment · 168 pp. · 24.5 x 31 cm · Lausanne · around 1420
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This manuscript contains an annal that records the celebrations for the anniversaries of the clergy of the Cathedral of Lausanne – cf. the unnumbered title page: Iste liber est capellanorum celebrancium in ecclesia katedrali Lausannensi de anniversariis que fiunt per dictos celebrantes. The original part might be from the 1420s, to which numerous later hands added on, in order to complete the anniversary masses that were celebrated. The internal organization follows the calendar month by month. The annal thus begins on January 1st (on page 1) and ends on December 24th (on page 167). Each page consists of two columns, each representing a different day, the title of which (letter – sometimes followed by the name of the liturgical feast) is rubricated. At the top of each column, the days are also given as days of the month (in Roman numerals) in a Gothic cursive script that seems to have been a later addition. The older necrologies of the cathedral chapter of Lausanne are known only through excerpts (included in the Lausanne cartulary at the behest of Conon d’Estavayer in 1224 and 1238) or mentions (in 1354 the chapter delegates were mandated to write an “anniversary book” – which, however, disappeared). This necrology was kept in Fribourg, probably arriving there after the conquest of Vaud by Bern in the course of the Reformation; it is therefore the oldest necrology surviving from the medieval period and makes it possible to fill in certain documentary gaps. (drt)
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Fribourg/Freiburg, Archives de l'État de Fribourg/Staatsarchiv Freiburg, Affaires ecclésiastiques/Geistliche Sachen 2062: Necrology of the Cathedral of Lausanne (
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15th century
Initial, Ornamental, Penwork
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Rück Peter, Archiv-Inventare des Kantons Freiburg, I. Reihe Staatsarchiv Freiburg, 1. Faszikel. die Zivilstandsbücher, in : Freiburger Geschichtsblätter 54 (1966), p. 113, note 3

Rück Peter, Les registres de l’administration capitulaire de Lausanne (XIIIe-XVIe siècle), in : Revue historique vaudoise 83 (1975), p. 164

Leisibach Joseph, Die liturgischen Handschriften des Kantons Freiburg (ohne Kantonsbibliothek), Freiburg 1977 (Iter Helveticum, Subsidia 16), p. 13, note 1

Hugener Rainer, Buchführung für die Ewigkeit : Totengedenken, Verschriftlichung und Traditionsbildung im Spätmittelalter, Zürich 2014, p. 344

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