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Municipal swearing-in texts composed in Slovenian up to the beginning of the 19th century

  • Collection, transcription and accompanying studies: Boris Golec
  • Editor: Matija Ogrin
  • Supervision and consulting: Majda Merše and Kozma Ahačič
  • Digital encoding: Tomaž Erjavec
  • Document photography and graphical processing: Marko Zaplatil
  • Publisher: Institute of Slovenian Literature and Literary Studies SRC SASA, Milko Kos Historical Institute SRC SASA
  • Edition 1.1, 2011-05-31
  • URL: http://nl.ijs.si/e-zrc/prisege/
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This edition of 36 swearing-in texts, composed up to the beginning of the 19th century, is the first to include an entire collection of Slovenian oaths stemming from a single source — municipal authorities. The predominating genre are oaths of office, while judicial ones represent less than a fifth of the total. The geographical origin of most texts is the territory of Carniola, mainly Ljubljana.

All the texts whose originals are preserved are presented in three forms: the facsimile of the original document, a diplomatic transcription, and a critical transcription suited to contemporary readers. Each chapter begins with a presentation of the documents themselves (facsimile, transcriptions), followed by sections of historical analysis and explanation. This is the first integral presentation of a genre belonging to preserved administrative Slovenica; it shows in detail the modest but persistent role assumed by the Slovenian language in certain administrative procedures since the end of the Middle Ages.

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