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A treatise of German military organization, written in the 16th cent.

MS. Douce 186
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

Beg. 'In dem namen Gotz Vatters Suns vnnd des Hayligen Gayst ... Zu lob eren ynnd wolfart der gantzen Cristenhayt vnd sunderlich teutsche land': there are illustrations of types of men ('Turckh', fol. 2V: 'Heroldt', fob 30v: 'Veldzeugmayster', fol. 44v: 'Oberster haubtman der fueszknecht', fol. 75v, cf. foll 24 - 27). On fol. 1v are the arms, party per pale, on the dexter side bendy sinister of six argent and gules, on the sinister side or an imperial eagle displayed sable dimidiated, for the German Empire: see also fol. 83.


  • Creation: written in the 16th cent.


85 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • German


MS. Douce 186

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. IV, no 21760

Our best descriptions for medieval items in this collection are in Medieval Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries under MSS. Douce.

Physical Facet

On paper, with coloured drawings, binding: stamped brown leather, with brass fastening, contemporary German work


12 5/8 × 9 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom