EXCERPT OF THE BULL EZECHIELIS PROPHETE (22ND OF OCTOBER 1463) ON A PARCHMENT OF THE „BATTHYANEUM” LIBRARY IN ALBA IULIA Cover Image
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FRAGMENT DIN BULA EZECHIELIS PROPHETE (22 OCTOMBRIE 1463) PE UN PERGAMENT DIN FONDURILE BIBLIOTECII „BATTHYANEUM“ DIN ALBA IULIA*
EXCERPT OF THE BULL EZECHIELIS PROPHETE (22ND OF OCTOBER 1463) ON A PARCHMENT OF THE „BATTHYANEUM” LIBRARY IN ALBA IULIA

Author(s): Andreea Mârza
Subject(s): History
Published by: Muzeul Naţional al Unirii Alba Iulia
Keywords: pergament; Enea Silvio Piccolomini (papa Pius al II-lea); cruciadă; ordin de mediatizare; fragment; Biblioteca Batthyaneum

Summary/Abstract: In the important fund of the „Batthyaneum” Library in Alba Iulia there is also a grup of parchments described by Beke Antal in one of his works. Here I have found a parchment about which Beke Antal provided very little information to the researcher. It contains a bull of the Pope Pius II and one another act. From my investigation I can surely tell that the both sides of the parchment - the excerpt of the bull from the f. 1r and the excerpt of the media order from the f. 1v – have been written with a handwriting called Gothic cursive – type Bastard – in the second half of the 15th century, after the year 1463; unfortunately there are only excerpts. The first side contains the beginning of the bull Ezechielis prophetae (more exactly the first 22 lines) which was issued at the time of Pope Pius II; the second side of the parchment has only 10 lines which are placed somewhere at the end of one act; I think that it contains a media order which was issued with the bull in order to explain to the simple people the importance and the content of the act. This parchment isn’t the only one kept at the „Batthyaneum” Library where you may also come across other interesting parchments, manuscripts, incunabula or modern books little known by researchers in Romania.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: Vol. 49/2
  • Page Range: 247-257
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Romanian