Capitularia - Edition of the Frankish Capitularies

New capitulary pages and a farewell

With the publication of BK 284 to BK 307 as well as the remaining pieces from Mordek’s appendix (Mordek nos. 1-14, 25-27), all capitulary pages are now available on our website! They contain information on the titles in older editions and on dating, list the manuscripts and cite important literature as well as translations for the individual texts.

We would also like to take this opportunity to bid farewell to a colleague of ours: Alina Ostrowski has been a student assistant at the Capitularia-project since March 2019 and has not only done an excellent job, but has also enriched our small team with her warm nature. The project has benefited greatly from her knowledge in the fields of history and computing and from her scientific curiosity. She technically implemented the Stemma on the capitulary collection by Ansegis, which Karl Ubl created based on the work of Gerhard Schmitz. Furthermore, she contributed two blogposts to our website: In June 2021 Alina discussed the master copy of the first edition of the Constitutio Romana (BK 161) by Carlo Sigonio. In September 2021 she presented the manuscripts and master copies used by Étienne Baluze for the edition of the Constitutio. An extended version of these blogposts will soon be published in an academic journal. Another contribution by Alina has already been published in 2021 under the title “Automatische Erkennung und Klassifikation von Formularbestandteilen in Königsurkunden. Zur Aufbereitung digitaler Urkundenkorpora in der Mediävistik”. The article discusses corpora of charters and the automatic recognition of charters. This topic already points to her future: Since October 2022, Alina has been a research assistant in the DFG project “Delegierte Gerichtsbarkeit auf der Iberischen Halbinsel im 12. Jahrhundert. Struktur und computergestützte Analyse eines urkundlichen Massenkorpus” at the University of Passau. The project will also focus on charters, their formulaic language and digital methods of their investigation. As part of this project, Alina will work on her PhD-dissertation. We wish her all the best and thank her for three and a half great years of collaboration!