Detail View: Medieval Document Collection: MS 123, recto

Identifier: 
exwsms123_1r
Manuscript Identifier: 
MS 123
Title: 
Legal Complaint, 1386 May 10, of the Bishop of the Church in Nevers
Alternative Title: 
MS 123, recto
Incipit: 
Charles par la grace de dieu Roy de france
Origin Date: 
1386
Origin Location: 
Paris, France
Description: 
Fourteenth century, French legal complaint brought by King Charles VI, on behalf of the Bishop of the royally founded church in Nevers (Cottineau 2: 2064) for serfs' failure to pay taxes to the church. See bibliographic file for complete transcription, translation, and description.
Provenance: 
Written in France and dated 10 May 1386. Inscription in French on the reverse: "complainte en cas de saisine et de nouvellite levesque doyen et chapitre de nevers contre plusieurs hommes des villes nomees en ycelle et est de date du xieme de may lan 1386." See bibliographic file for translation. Purchased by Special Collections, Waldo Library from Mackus Company, Fairlawn Ohio, June 2005.
Extent: 
single leaf
Subject: 
Manuscripts, Medieval--France
Subject: 
Legal documents--France--History
Subject: 
Charles VI, king of France, 1368-1422--Sources
Language: 
fr
Dimensions: 
262 x 425 mm
Material: 
parchment
Binding: 
Housed under glass in a modern, wooden frame (295 x 500 mm), visible on one side only; dealer's prospectus on back.
Description of Hands: 
French secretary script (cursiva media)
Additions and Marginalia: 
Later inscriptions identifying the manuscript.
Is Part Of: 
Medieval Document Collection
Is Part Of: 
Manuscript 123, Western Michigan University Special Collections
Publisher: 
Western Michigan University
Date-Issued: 
2013
Type: 
Text
Format: 
image/tiff
Format-Extent: 
1,527,349,053 bytes
Is Referenced By: 
Marolles, M. de, and Georges soultrait. Inventaire des titres. Nevers: Impr. De P. Fay, 1873.
Rights: 
Copyright 2013 Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, all rights reserved. The digital version is available for educational use under 'Fair Use' guidelines. For additional permission and further information contact the WMU Libraries, Digitization Center: lib-dc@wmich.edu