Supersaxo, Walter (ca. 1402-1482)
This manuscript from the library of the Capuchin monastery of Sion is divided into three parts, which were executed by three different copyists. The first part (ff. 1-113) consists of a treatise on the Inquisition from 1359, the De jurisdictione inquisitorum in et contra christianos demones invocantes (with the chapter De suspicione: beginning on f. 95r) by the Catalan Dominican Nicolau Eymeric, General Inquisitor of Aragon. This first part was produced in Naters in 1460 for Walter Supersaxo (ca. 1402-1482), Bishop of Sion, by the priest Cristoferus in Domo Lapidea (Im/Zum Steinhaus, Steinhauser) of Lalden, rector of the altar at the church in Naters. Three more manuscripts in the Supersaxo library are due to this same scribe, S 96, S 98 and especially S 97, which among other texts contains a second copy of the De jurisdictione inquisitorum, produced in the same year, 1460. The second part (ff. 114-134), with rubricated and partly decorated initials (e.g., on ff. 114r and 127r), contains the Historia Karoli Magni et Rotholandi (also referred to as The Chronicle of Pseudo-Turpin ; about the middle of the 12th century, sometimes attributed to Aimery Picaud), a tale about fictional wars conducted by Charlemagne in Spain and France. This work of propaganda for the Spanish Crusade and for the Pilgrimage to Compostela, which was particularly inspired by the Chanson de Roland, experienced great success in the Middle Ages. The third part (ff. 135-157) contains synodal statutes issued by Walter Supersaxo in 1460; another copy thereof is preserved in the archives of the Cathedral Chapter of Sion (drawer 3, number 67/5). An note of ownership on the flyleaf f. V1r indicates a certain Johannes Huser of Selkingen as the owner of RCap 73; he is attested in Sion between 1532 and 1561 as rector of two altars.
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- Eymericus, Nicolaus (Author) | Supersaxo, Walter (Author) | Supersaxo, Walter (Patron)