Karl I, Römisch-Deutsches Reich, Kaiser (747-814)
The texts on which the Basel scroll is based were written in the Holy Land at the behest of Charlemagne. This somewhat later copy might have been produced in the region of the Upper Rhine; it constitutes the only textual witness. Not only the content of the texts, but also the original scroll form were preserved. In his comprehensive study from 2011, Michael McCormick supposes an administrative use at the court of Louis the Pious or Louis the German. It is not clear how the fragments reached the University Library Basel; they were removed from a volume that was not further identified in the second third of the 19th century by the librarian Franz Dorotheus Gerlach.
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- Gerlach, Franz Dorotheus (Librarian) | Karl I, Römisch-Deutsches Reich, Kaiser (Patron) | Ludwig I., Heiliges Römisches Reich, Kaiser (Former possessor) | Ludwig II., Ostfränkisches Reich, König (Former possessor) Found in: Standard description