Littere Baronum

Littere Baronum: The Earliest Cartulary of the Counts of Champagne

Edited by Theodore Evergates
Copyright Date: 2003
Pages: 230
https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.3138/j.ctt130jx56
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    Littere Baronum
    Book Description:

    This first edition of the cartulary contains 121 letters received from the barons and prelates of the county during the rule of Count Thibaut III (1198-1201) and the first decade of the regency of his widow, Countess Blanche (1201-22).

    eISBN: 978-1-4426-2086-5
    Subjects: History

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-iv)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. v-vi)
  3. ILLUSTRATIONS
    (pp. vii-viii)
  4. PREFACE
    (pp. ix-1)
  5. INTRODUCTION
    (pp. 3-36)

    The chancery of the counts of Champagne produced eight cartularies in the course of the thirteenth century.¹ Seven survive and the eighth is fully recoverable through modern copies, making them the largest collection of princely cartularies from medieval France. In the strictest sense, the cartularies are codex copies of incoming documents stored in the chancery’s archive. When the first volume was produced in 1211, the archive held perhaps two hundred sealed letters (letters patent) from the barons and prelates of Champagne dealing in some respect with comital governance. By 1271, when the last two massive cartularies were compiled, there were...

  6. EDITORIAL PRINCIPLES
    (pp. 37-38)
  7. ABBREVIATIONS
    (pp. 39-42)
  8. THE CARTULARY
    (pp. 43-158)
  9. APPENDIX
    (pp. 159-164)
  10. CHRONOLOGICAL TABLE OF THE LETTERS
    (pp. 165-168)
  11. BIBLIOGRAPHY
    (pp. 169-178)
  12. INDEX RERUM
    (pp. 179-190)
  13. INDEX NOMINUM
    (pp. 191-210)