54) The Cartulary
of the Cathedral of Holy Wisdom of Nicosia, eds.
, which dates from the 15th century, was last heard of in 1735, two hundred years after the dissolution of the monastery, and had missed being catalogued by the Historical Manuscripts Commission in the 19th century.
Hassall, "Plays at Clerkenwell," Modern La nguage Review 33 (1938): 564-67, prints the documents; the king's writ is also in The Cartulary
Selecting 230 documents from the Hospitaller cartulary
of 1442, Gervers presents an exceptional collection of source-material which covers the twelfth to the fourteenth centuries and illumines the connections between the English countryside and the religious order of St.
In a charter recorded in the cartulary
of Saint Victor of Marseille dating from the twelfth century, a cross fixed on an oak tree was used to mark the limits of a territory or fields: quercum in qua crux fixa est (Guerard 1857).
Emilia Jamroziak studies the Rievaulx cartulary
and suggests that it was used as a means of memorializing the abbey's benefactors.
Ek 1972), but it is in a fifteenth-century cartulary
, in the same part of Dorset as most of the -y- spellings, so probably to be seen as just a scribal error.
9) The cartulary
of Sint-Truiden testifies to the fact that William of Ryckel maintained his connection to William of Holland, for several documents appear from the Holy Roman Emperor to Abbot William.
The Pakenham Cartulary
for the Manor of Ixworth Thorpe, Suffolk, c.
With Old English there is the additional complication that most of the anchor texts, which are charter boundaries, are not extant in contemporary manuscripts, so one has to keep a weather eye open for possible contamination by cartulary
copyists; but that is not usually a problem, because cartularies up to the mid-thirteenth century on the whol e copy tenth- and eleventh-century texts more accurately than do tenth-and eleventh-century literary manuscripts.
In her discerning study of the Rievaulx cartulary
and its records of the abbey's history during its first century and a half, Emilia Jamroziak has produced a mirror of the world of the late twelfth and early thirteenth centuries that has value not only for monastic, but also for social, historians.
One set of sources stems from Gregory of Catino, who composed, between 1092 and 1132, four crucial texts: The Register, a cartulary
of the monastery's landholdings; the Liber largitorius, a detailed list of the abbey's rental incomes; the Liber floriger, a comprehensive index to the Register; and the Chronicle, a chatty and informative history of the house from the late seventh century to the early twelfth.