Handschrift Vanden Stock: Hs. Brussel, KBR, II 116
This repository holds the raw XML data underlying the diplomatic edition of the Handschrift Vanden Stock. (Hs. Brussel, KBR, II 116), a Middle Dutch miscellany, dating to the fifteenth century. The edition was published in the series "Middelnederlandse Verzamelhandschriften uit de Nederlanden", under the auspices of the series' editorial panel and the Huygens Institute for the History and Culture of the Netherlands (KNAW). The present, digital edition follows the (TEI-inspired) MVN-guidelines developed by Peter Boot and Herman Brinkman, supported by a publicly available Oxygen framework (Github). The edition and the (Dutch-language) introduction can be consulted online. The material in this repository is shared under an open access-license (Creative Commons; CC-BY-SA 4.0) The Vanden Stock Manuscript (Brussels, KBR, II 116) is a small fifteenth-century manuscript counting 39 leaves made of paper with eight different watermarks, and can be divided in three codicological units, all written by the same scribe in an idiosyncratic hand. An examination of this hand and its corrections in the margins suggests that all units were copied for private use. The first unit (f. 1-22) – which lacks the first and eighth leaves of the first quire, and therefore the beginning of the first text – contains three clusters of texts: first three lists (questions and answers, advice on table manners and an excerpt from Seghelijn van Jherusalem); second three texts on the final judgement (memento mori) and the apocalyptic events surrounding it (a.o. an excerpt from Lucidarius); third several groups of sayings in which religious topics are present but not the main focus. Another text about the finality of life (Van tijtverlies) closes this unit. The second unit (one bifolio: f. 23-24) contains another group of sayings. The third unit (f. 25-37) contains a verse translation of the seven penitentiary psalms. Only after it was decided that the three units should be bound together, the final bifolio (f. 38-39), containing a single text, was added to the codex. This text, a so-called abc-darium, is the only prescriptive text in the codex, stressing its overall function: a collection of texts containing useful information concerning everyday life and the afterlife. The name giver of this codex, Olivier vanden Stock, was a sixteenth-century owner of the manuscript who wrote his name in de lower margin of f. 5r.
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Amsterdam : Zenodo/Huygens Instituut , 2023
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