Testifying in Court
Fragmentary Index of Canon Law Cases on Giving Testimony. Single fragment on vellum. Italy, ca. 1350: approx. 280 mm x 76 mm, trimmed (justification 237 mm x 39 mm). Remains of a single column on both sides, from a text of either one or two columns. Decoration: alternating red and blue parafs. Text: a fragment index from a manual of Canon Law. Some cases can be deduced from the few words that introduce them: whether a cleric or monk can testify; whether a woman can testify in a capital crime; whether a judge or superior can be accused or prosecuted. Condition: from a binding and therefore creased, stained, soiled, and defective as shown. One side more legible than the other.