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Burchard of Worms, Decretum 19.5.94

“Did you eat any part of an idolothyte, that is, of the offerings made in some places at the graves of the dead, or near springs, trees, or stones, or at crossroads, or did you carry stones to a cairn, or crown crucifixes at crossroads with wreaths? If you did so or consented to any of these, you should do penance for thirty days on bread and water.” – Burchard of Worms, Decretum 19.5.94

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3 responses to “Burchard of Worms, Decretum 19.5.94

  1. aediculaantinoi 11/16/2013 at 2:50 am

    Hey, where did you get your translation of Burchard? I need to find something else in XIX of his Decretum for a paper I’m writing…

    • thehouseofvines 11/22/2013 at 7:34 am

      I think I found it in a book on medieval penitentials … want me to see if i can track the book down and transcribe the section? i seem to recall it also had the latin, but i may have hallucinated that bit.

      • aediculaantinoi 11/22/2013 at 12:52 pm

        It’s probably all right…I did get a Latin version of it (from J.P. Migne’s Patrologia Latina), but unfortunately, it doesn’t have what I had hoped it would. (I’m trying to track down Herodias, and various sources I’ve consulted say that in one version of Burchard, it says “vel Herodiade” after Diana, but not in Migne, alas…)

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