Tilman belt cutter/Tilman Riemenschneider

A spot of machine translation at www.tourism-guide.org. Ingolstadt:

The Muenster to beautiful our love the woman or dear woman cathedral is a lategothical resounding church in Ingolstadt. Remarkably for 15. Century is the over hitting a corner position of the two towers.

Rothenburg ob der Tauber (aka Rothenburg whether that deaf ones):

It is remarkable at from the outside simply working gothical church that she possesses two differently high towers. One of the towers is 57 m and other 55 m highly. In this important church the famous holy blood altar of the Bildschnitzers Tilman belt cutter on the west loft, whom it carved around 1500 for a holy blood Reliquie, is. The Reliquie is kept thereby in a rock crystal cap of the Reliquienkreuzes. (approx. 1270)

Note also the organ with 5500 whistles. There is more.

11 thoughts on “Tilman belt cutter/Tilman Riemenschneider

  1. What law, then – if not Danish and Norwegian – covers Udal or Odal land on the Orkneys and Shetland a.k.a. Zetland?

    • Can you bring the situation discussed in this earlier entry up to date?

      (I’m not sure you’d succeed in producing a simple introduction to law in the UK)

  2. Thanks for remembering our postings of old – of more than 4 years ago. I’m afraid I can’t get further with the Udal or Odal question. Prof. Enid Marshall’s Intro to Scots Law neither elaborates on the Viking connection, nor do any Google sites.

    I think you’re right about my inability to produce any simple intro to law in the UK. I’d rather remain on the non-UK fringes of the Isle of Man & Channel Islands etc. – which begs the question of why law students from those law source-impoverished islands come to the mainland to qualify as E&W lawyers.

    • I do possess the Enid Marshall, but only the 4th ed. (1982). There may be a little more online now. The successor volume to David Walker doesn’t seem to mention it, although it divides Scottish law into three historical sections.

  3. Udal law was customary Norse law; although the northern isles were Danish, the law at that time was essentially customary (read Njal’s Saga, the first ever legal thriller!), so not necessarily the same as that of the rest of Denmark.

    One of the leading cases on udal law, LA v University of Aberdeen, is available in the free archive at http://www.scottishlawreports.org.uk/resources/open-access.html ; search for ‘udal’. In practice, almost all aspects in which udal law used to have some speciality have been codified by statute in line with Scotland as a whole, but buried treasure may still have its own rules!

    • I must say I’d always thought of Njal as the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Icelandic stylee, and with intervening payouts and recitations of family trees.

      • I see from a synopsis of Njal’s saga that law has not changed much since then.
        Unfortunately my Old Norse studies only went as far as Bandamanna Saga – I’ve forgotten the story, but I see from the two English translations online [url]http://www.sagadb.org/bandamanna_saga.en2[/url] that translation isn’t what I thought it was either.

    • I would have had to register there. I found an account of the St. Ninian’s treasure case elsewhere: [url]http://illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/2008_01_01_archive.html[/url] (Illicit Cultural Property blog!). I see they refer to ‘inter regalia’, which begins to explain the German term ‘Schatzregal’.

      • Nice blog. If I translate [url]http://illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/2008/10/international-red-tape-500-translation.html[/url] into vulgar German and you finish it off, I think we could probably charge $1M each

  4. Thanks Jonathan. You deserve a wee dram for that. Treasure trove is certainly one case in point. I will assume there are no other long-running Udal/Odal land disputes predating alignment with Scottish codification but decided, or to be decided, thereafter: point – Scots law jurisdiction does not apply or is ‘disapplied’.

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