USUARIUM

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ordeals

Latin Keywords
iudici*, discussio, adiuratio, ferri, case*
Short Description
Ancient religious-judicial practices to determine the truth or the will of God. Not supported by the official ecclesiastical establishment they became obsolete in the Middle Ages. Ordeals most often included trial by red-hot iron and (cold) water, sometimes hot water, or bread and cheese.

Documents

# Country Origin Age Genre Short Title Original Index Title P.N
30210 CH Sankt Gallen 1100-1200 Ritual Rituale Sangallense - 155 (151)
30041 DE Freising 1005-1039 Pontifical Pontificale Frisingense Incipit ordo quando aliqua discussio per ferrum calidum est facienda 331 (159v)
30270 DE Hildesheim 1067 (about) Pontifical Pontificale Hildensemense Iudicium aquae calidae 233 (114v)
30026 DE Köln 1100-1200 Pontifical Pontificale Coloniense In iudicii probationis in frigida aqua etc. 46 (42v)
30271 DE Köln 1000-1100 Pontifical Pontificale Coloniense Oratio ad aquam igne ferventem vel ad ferrum calidum 57 (55r)
30231 DE Regensburg 1060-1089 Pontifical Pontificale Ratisbonense Benedictio ferri iudicialis 120 (114r)
30054 DE Trier 1000-1100 Pontifical Pontificale Trevirense Benedictio ferri 208 (203r)
30068 DK Lund 1250 (about) Ritual-Hymnary Manuale Lundense Ad iudicium faciendum 42 (41r)
30068 DK Lund 1250 (about) Ritual-Hymnary Manuale Lundense Missa ad discernendum iudicium 47 (45v)
30239 FR Albi 1100-1200 Pontifical Pontificale Albiense Benedictio super aqua ferventis (sic) 224 (110v)
10285 FR Arles 1200-1300 Missal Missale Arelatense Benedictio ferri 324 (158v)
30110 FR Cahors 0900-1000 Pontifical Pontificale Cadurcense Ad iudicium faciendum 85 (80v)
30126 FR Nevers 1013-1066 Pontifical-Sacramentary Pontificale Nivernense Benedictio vel exorcismus aquae caldae in qua manus ad iudicium mittitur 32 (22)
30147 FR Soissons 1175-1200 Pontifical Pontificale Suessionense Incipit officium ad iudicium aquae 405 (195r)
30155 GB Canterbury 1150-1200 Pontifical Pontificale Cantuariense Benedictio ferri iudicialis 225 (179)
30155 GB Canterbury 1150-1200 Pontifical Pontificale Cantuariense Iudicium aquae ferventis 291 (245)
30156 GB Durham 1000 (before) Ritual Rituale Dunelmense Adiuratio 140 (112)
30156 GB Durham 1000 (before) Ritual Rituale Dunelmense Benedictio quando iudicium exituri sunt homines 128 (100)
30160 GB Sherborne 0900-1000 Pontifical Pontificale Scireburnense Incipit exorcismus aquae ad iudicium Dei demonstrandum 186 (89v)
30175 IT Aosta 1000-1900 Ritual Rituale Augustanum Oratio ad iudicium faciendum super panem et caseum 397 (261)
30180 IT Milano 1000–1100 Ritual Manuale Ambrosianum Oratio ad ferrum sanctificandum 286 (77)
30180 IT Milano 1000–1100 Ritual Manuale Ambrosianum Iudicia Dei 1095 (492)
30258 IT Siena 1100-1300 Pontifical Pontificale Senense Incipit ordo ad benedicendum ferrum iudicialem 96 (90v)
30199 PL Płock 1175-1200 (about) Pontifical Pontificale Plocense Benedictio ferri iudicialis 258 (127r)