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

Book Original Index Title P.N
CH Sankt Gallen 1100-1200, Ritual OSB St. Gallen Cod. Sang. 0395 - 155 (151)
DE Freising 1005-1039, Pontifical BSB München Clm 21587 Incipit ordo quando aliqua discussio per ferrum calidum est facienda 331 (159v)
DE Hildesheim 1067 (about), Pontifical StaBi Bamberg Msc. Lit. 054 Iudicium aquae calidae 233 (114v)
DE Köln 1100-1200, Ritual BNF Paris Lat. 14833 In iudicii probationis in frigida aqua etc. 46 (42v)
DE Köln 1000-1100, Pontifical BAV Ottobon. lat. 167 Oratio ad aquam igne ferventem vel ad ferrum calidum 57 (55r)
DE Regensburg 1060-1089, Pontifical BNF Paris Lat. 01231 Benedictio ferri iudicialis 120 (114r)
DE Trier 1000-1100, Pontifical BNF Paris Lat. 13313 Benedictio ferri 208 (203r)
DK Lund 1250 (about), Hymnary, Ritual UB Uppsala C 515 Ad iudicium faciendum 42 (41r)
DK Lund 1250 (about), Hymnary, Ritual UB Uppsala C 515 Missa ad discernendum iudicium 47 (45v)
FR Albi 1100-1200, Pontifical BM Albi Ms. 34 (20) Benedictio super aqua ferventis (sic) 224 (110v)
FR Arles 1200-1300, Missal BNF Paris Lat. 00839 Benedictio ferri 324 (158v)
FR Cahors 0900-1000, Pontifical BNF Paris Lat. 01217 Ad iudicium faciendum 85 (80v)
FR Nevers 1013-1066, Sacramentary BNF Paris Lat. 17333 Benedictio vel exorcismus aquae caldae in qua manus ad iudicium mittitur 32 (22)
FR Soissons 1175-1200, Pontifical BNF Paris Lat. 08898 Incipit officium ad iudicium aquae 405 (195r)
GB Canterbury 1150-1200, Pontifical Magdalen Oxford Ms. 226 Benedictio ferri iudicialis 225 (179)
GB Canterbury 1150-1200, Pontifical Magdalen Oxford Ms. 226 Iudicium aquae ferventis 291 (245)
GB Durham 1000 (before), Ritual Durham Cathedral A. IV. 19. Adiuratio 140 (112)
GB Durham 1000 (before), Ritual Durham Cathedral A. IV. 19. Benedictio quando iudicium exituri sunt homines 128 (100)
GB Sherborne 0900-1000, Pontifical BNF Paris Lat. 00943 Incipit exorcismus aquae ad iudicium Dei demonstrandum 186 (89v)
IT Aosta 1000-1900, Ritual Rituale Augustanum Oratio ad iudicium faciendum super panem et caseum 397 (261)
IT Milano 1000-1100, Ritual Ambrosiana Milano Oratio ad ferrum sanctificandum 286 (77)
IT Milano 1000-1100, Ritual Ambrosiana Milano Iudicia Dei 1095 (492)
IT Siena 1100-1300, Pontifical Bibl. Com. Siena Ms. F. VI. 8 Incipit ordo ad benedicendum ferrum iudicialem 96 (90v)
PL Płock 1175-1200 (about), Pontifical Sem. Plock Mspł. 29 (olim: München, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Clm 28938) Benedictio ferri iudicialis 258 (127r)