Penn Library's Ms. Codex 1658 - Apparatus ad acta publica. (Video Orientation)



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Video Orientation to the University of Pennsylvania Library's Ms. Codex 1658, the first volume of a list of ecclesiastical decrees by subject, with entries arranged in alphabetical sections based on a subject keyword at the beginning of each entry, through the letter L. Geographical names in the entries and multiple references to acatholici and articularia loca localize the decrees to Hungary, where the religious observances of Protestants (acatholici) were restricted to designated sites (articularia loca, also referred to as loci articulati). Other religious subjects of decrees include apostasy, baptism, bigamy, blasphemy, books, dioceses, feast days, Franciscans, the Greek Rite, heresy, Jews, and oaths. A section of blank leaves follows each alphabetical section, and an appendix for additional decrees, written in a second hand, follows most alphabetical sections. Ms. Codex 1658 was likely written in Hungary, circa 1768.

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Ecclesiastical law -- Hungary, Jews -- Hungary, Hungary -- Church history -- Sources, Hungary -- History -- 1699-1848 -- Sources, Codices, Decrees, Manuscripts Latin -- 18th century, Manuscripts European


Catholic Studies | History of Christianity

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Penn Library's Ms. Codex 1658 - Apparatus ad acta publica. (Video Orientation)