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By Charlotte A. Stanford

The e-book of Donors for Strasbourg cathedral is a unprecedented medieval record relationship from ca. 1320-1520, with 6,954 entries from artisan, service provider and aristocratic sessions. those members indexed presents to the cathedral building fund given in trade for prayers for the donors' souls. the development directors (the Oeuvre Notre-Dame) additionally outfitted a chapel devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary within the nave that housed the publication and showcased prayers and much for the construction benefactors. Chapel, e-book and west entrance undertaking shaped a 3 half commemorative technique that appealed to the trustworthy of town and effectively competed opposed to different spiritual institutions additionally delivering memorial providers. Charlotte A. Stanford's examine is the 1st to comprehensively examine the unpublished publication of Donors manuscript and exhibit the kinds and styles of presents made to the cathedral. It additionally compares those present entries with these in previous obituary files stored by way of the cathedral canons, in addition to different medieval obituary notices saved by way of parish church buildings and convents in Strasbourg. research of the publication of Donors notes the rise of non-public info and requests in fifteenth-century entries and discusses different memorial possibilities on hand to the religious. This research attracts a shiny photograph of existence in overdue medieval Strasbourg as obvious during the lens of devotional and memorial practices, and may be of specific curiosity to students of paintings historical past, reminiscence, and medieval city existence.

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The marginal note, partly obscured by the damaged parchment edge, gives a cross-reference to the original calendar entry on folio 175v ( June 25). That record, the seventeenth of 22 entries, is not written in the revision script of the 1411 list but in a stiff Gothic style datable to the late fourteenth century. 29 The entries are similar, but not identical in detail: here Heinricus is said to have given one florin to the fabrica for his body’s health; this statement, combined with the lack of the initial “O” for obiit, indicates that Heinricus probably gave this donation (and made arrangements for his anniversary celebrations) before his death.

The Book of Donors: Construction and History 23 the procurator of the fabrica fund was to take charge of the moneys and pay for an anniversary for Heinricus. The marginal note, partly obscured by the damaged parchment edge, gives a cross-reference to the original calendar entry on folio 175v ( June 25). That record, the seventeenth of 22 entries, is not written in the revision script of the 1411 list but in a stiff Gothic style datable to the late fourteenth century. 29 The entries are similar, but not identical in detail: here Heinricus is said to have given one florin to the fabrica for his body’s health; this statement, combined with the lack of the initial “O” for obiit, indicates that Heinricus probably gave this donation (and made arrangements for his anniversary celebrations) before his death.

7 The script is identical to that used an entry dated anno m° cccc° lxxx° (fol. 18v, January 19, 1480). 8 Fol. 367, post-calendar, ca. seventeenth to eighteenth century. 5 The Book of Donors, folios with incomplete calendar end replaced by entry for the vicar and fabrica procurator Conrad, and beginning of 1460 Donors’ List (AMS OND 1, fols 363v–364) Source: Author, with the permission of the Archives municipaux de Strasbourg. The Book of Donors: Construction and History 15 Commemorating the Dead in Late Medieval Strasbourg 16 1477.

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