Ältestes Nekrolog des Stifts St. Peter und Alexander zu Aschaffenburg

Stadt- und Stiftsarchiv Aschaffenburg


The oldest necrology of the former collegiate monastery of St. Peter and Alexander zu Aschaffenburg was created in 1267/68 based on a lost manuscript which served as a direct model for the monastery and was continued in several editorial phases until 1397. The respective Custodes of the monastery, whose terms of office coincide as far as possible with the aforementioned necrology's processing phases, were probably responsible for keeping the register of the dead. It can also be assumed with some certainty that they are the main writers of the same. The codex, comprising 98 parchment leaves, is bound in a wooden cover covered with dark brown leather and contains entries arranged according to the calendar, the contents of which date back to the 9th century. These range from simple notes of death to linking the same to a foundation – including the specifications made in this context – to notes of an urbarium nature. In addition to its prosopographical value for the research of the monastery dignities up to the end of the 14th century, the necrology is of outstanding importance as a written source for the history of the Aschaffenburg monastery – especially in the areas of economy, society and liturgy.