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[4.] EXEMPLUM PRIVILEGII IMPERATORIS.

[4.1] CONRADUS DEI GRATIA ROMANORUM IMPERATOR AUGUSTUS PORTUENSIS1 CANONICE <viventibus> FRATRIBUS IN PERPETUUM.

EXEMPLUM IMPERATORIS om. Br      Conradus--fratribus om. Br      Portuensis] Portuencis Br Ba Spence      in perpetuum om. Br Ba Spence

[4.2] Quemadmodum imperatorie dignitati dignum atque conveniens est pravorum scelera plectere, ita nichilominus eidem congruit debitis iustisque precatibus benigne favere.2

imperatorie] imperatorum Br Ba Spence      eidem nichilominus tr. Br      congruit] contingit Br

[4.3] Proinde postulationibus vestris clementer annuere disponentes, statuimus, sanctimus ac presentis privilegii munimine roboramus universas videlicet vestre canonice possessiones terra marique constitutas, quas videlicet nunc habetis et possidetis, sive quas in posterum iure ac legaliter nos vestrique successores adquisituri estis, ut nullus videlicet archiepiscopus, episcopus, nullus preterea dux, marchio, comes, vicecomes, castaldio nullaque ecclesiastica secularisve persona prefata scilicet omnia temptare, invadere aut in aliquo diminuere qualibet occasione presumat. Sed presentis videlicet privilegii firmitudine ac perpetua protectione roborata, integra semper illibataque|[20v] permaneant, vobis videlicet vestrisque in perpetuum successoribus congrue profutura.

Proinde] Pro nomen Ba      disponentes Br Ba: deponentes P      sanctimus] sanximus Br Ba Spence      ac] et Br      munimine] munitione Br      terra] terraque Ba Spence      marchio...castaldio om. Br      scilicet] sibi add. Pac      qualibet] qualibus Ba      videlicet] scilicet Ba Spence      firmitudine rep. Brac post perpetua

[4.4] Si qua igitur cuiuslibet ordinis uel dignitatis persona presentis privilegii paginam sciens temerario ausu ei contraire temptaverit atque id postquam aperte noverit, nisi vobis congrue satisfecerit, sciat utique se tamquam maiestatis ream imperatoria districtione plectendam. Nichilominus quoque .XX. libras auri se in integrum persoluturum, medietatem quidem nostre camere, reliquam vero dimidiam partem predictorum canonicorum commodo.

Si qua] Sicut Ba Spence      privilegii] firmitudine add. Brac      contraire] contrarie Br Ba Spence      noverit] cognoverit Br      ream] reum Br      plectendam] puniendum Br      .XX.] .XXX.ta Br      dimidiam om. Br

[4.5] Quod equidem ut certius credatur, manu propria roboravimus proprioque sigillo insigniri iussimus.

certius] crecius Ba

[4.6] Hoc ego Henricus, Maguntiensis ecclesie archiepiscopus, vice domini Hermanni3 predecessoris mei imperialis curie cancellarii, factum recognovi sub anno Dominice incarnationis Mo.Co.Lo.VIIIo, indictione .X.a, anno secundo imperii domini Conradi serenissimi Romanorum imperatoris augustus.4

Henricus] Aenricus Ba Spence      Maguntinensis] Coloniensis Br      Hermanni] R. Br      predecessoris] predecessores Ba      .X. Br: tali BaP      domini Conradi] Frederici Br      serenissimi] servus suum Ba Spence

[crismon] Signum domini Conradi inclitissimi Romanorum imperatoris augusti.

Signum--augusti om. Br      Romanorum om. Ba Spence


1 The Roman suburban bishopric of Porto (see above De doctrina privilegiorum 2.7). Since the church of S. Hippolytus at Porto seems never to have had a cathedral chapter, the canons here privileged may be those of SS. Rufina et Secunda in Silva Candida, which was combined with the see of Porto by Calixtus II, a union confirmed by Hadrian IV. See IP 2.21, nos. 14-15 (JL---). Because canons, not monks, are addressed below, 4.4, a less likely recipient would be the Cistercian monastery of SS. Marie and Iohannis at Schulpforte (6 km. west of Naumburg). This foundation originated ca. 1140 from a formerly Benedictine house at Schmölln (ca. 50 km to the SE), which had been converted in 1132 to the Cistercian order from the mother house at Altenkamp (at Rheinberg), itself a daughter of Morimond.

2 See DKo. III.65: Quemadmodum regie auctoritatis est superbos deicere, pravorum conatibus contraire, sic eius honorificentie est humiles erigere et iustis bonorum desideriis consentire. Cf. also DKo.III.96. Both composed by Wibald of Stavelot.

3 Not identified.

4 The impossible date of 1158 resulted from a mistake or reworking, 1147 would agree with the indiction number. The dating here by year of imperial rule, as well use of imperial titles for king Conrad III, would indicate the author of De docrina privilegiorum was in contact with Wibald of Stavelot. As RANIER MARIA HERKENRATH Regnum und Imperium: Das Reich in der frühstaufischen Kanzlei (1138-1155) SB Wien, Phil.-hist. Kl. 264.5 (Vienna 1969) demonstrates, Wibald was he prime mover behind the adoption of 'imperial' titles in the charters and correspondance of Conrad III and his son, the young king Henry.

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