In this study the up to now almost completely unknown High German charm against theft in Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Clm. 27105, fol. 107b is edited for the first time and discussed in the context of the theft charms containing a curse and threat of retribution for the criminals. In this respect, the fifteenth-century High German text, in which the threat for the thief is committed to the words of Psalm 35 (Vulgate 34) and thus given a new, fully-orthodox form, can be considered a late representative of a long-lasting tradition attested from the eleventh century onward, e.g. in Cambridge, Corpus Christi College 41, p. 206 and in the runic inscription on the copper scale box found in Sigtuna in 1911.
|Titolo:||Swa breðel seo, sea þystel - fiat tamquam pulviß ante facies venti: Threat of Retribution for Thieves in the Germanic Tradition|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2018|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01.01 - Articolo su rivista|