Treatise on the Issues of Marriage. Fragment


This parchment fragment from the 13th century is part of a treatise in Latin on issues relating to marriage under canon law. Of unknown provenance and written by an unknown scribe, it possibly originated in a university environment. The fragment was preserved in the bookbinding of an unknown press or in a codex belonging to the historical library of the Franciscans in Skalica (present-day western Slovakia). Two full pages, written in double columns, are preserved, along with parts of two other pages. The Franciscans settled in Skalica in the middle of the 15th century, where they built a church and monastery that operated continuously until 1950. The fragment is now in the collections of the Slovak National Library.

Last updated: July 18, 2016