The “Old Frisian” Tescklaow as Invented Tradition: Forging Friesland’s Rural Past in the Early Nineteenth Century

R.H. Bremmer jr., Ph.H. Breuker

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In 1823, the historian Jacobus Scheltema (1767–1835) published the text of the Frisian Tescklaow, with his learned commentary on it. This document, bearing the date of 1557 but with many elements apparently reaching back to the later Middle Ages, regulated the annual threshing of rapeseed (L. brassica napus). According to Jacobus’s remarks, the law and other documents related to it had been newly discovered by his brother Paulus (1752–1835), and many scholars took Jacobus at his word. Indeed, Paulus’s find soon attracted the enthusiastic support of many esteemed scholars, including Jacob Grimm, who appreciated the Tescklaow for its...
Originele taal-2Engels
TitelStudies in Medievalism XXXIII: (En)gendering Medievalism
RedacteurenKarl Fugelso
UitgeverijBoydell and Brewer Limited
StatusGepubliceerd - 16 apr. 2024

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NaamStudies in Medievalism

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