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[3b.78] DE RECUPERATO RURE.

[3b.79] Laudabile est scripture testimonium, que oblivionis redimit detrimentum. Emergentem vero reprimit calumpniam actionum in veritate sua loquens seriem, lites extinguit nascituras vel emergentes.

[3b.80] Huius itaque prospectu rationis, ego .H.1 Dei gratia Gurcensi ecclesie episcopus presenti pagine mandare decrevi, quod .N. recognito iure nostro partem nemoris, pro qua ventilata est diutius calumpnia|[91r] vel controversia, quiete et in perpetuum in manu nostra et ecclesie nostre dimisit.

[3b.81] Actum est hoc in capitulo2 nostro Gurk. publice assistentibus religiosis viris et venerabilibus personis .B., .C., <...sub> imperatore <...>.3 Data Strazburch4 .III. Idus Aprilis.5


1 Henry, bishop of Gurk (1167-1174). See JAKOB OBERSTEINER Die Bischofe von Gurk (1072-1822) (Klagenfurt 1969).

2 The cathedral chapter at Gurk was founded in the years 1123-4. See MHDC 1.49, 54.

3 Among the authentic episcopal charters for Gurk in the period 1131-1200, there are 39 without imperial dating and only nine charters with imperial dating (five of which also have papal dating).

4 Episcopal residence in Carinthia, located 10 km. northeast of their see at Gurk, on the Gurk river. For the most recent studies on Straßburg, see CLAUDIA FRäSS-EHRFELD "Straßburg--Fürstenresidenz und Bischofstadt" and ALBRECHT WENDEL "Die Straßburg: Eine bauanalytische Betrachtung" in PETER G. TROPPER ed. Hemma von Gurk: Katalog der Austellung auf Schloss Strassburg/Kärnten, 14. Mai bis 26. Oktober 1988 (Klagenfurt 1988) 305-14 and 315-23. Straßburg was first mentioned in a document of 1147 (MHDC 1.149); four charters of bishop Roman I of Gurk were enacted in that castle in 1157-1163; Eberhard I archbishop of Salzburg once in 1161; Henry bishop of Gurk in issued two charters in 1169 and 1171 (= respectively MHDC nos. 1.199, 200, 215, 230, 233, 222, 255, 270).

5 April 11 was the Easter vigil in 1159 and 1164. See HANS MARTIN SCHALLER "Der Heilige Tag als Termin mittelalterlicher Staatsakte" DA 30 (1974) 1-24.

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