A document by the great grandson of Charlemagne: one of the oldest documents concerning the region of Carinthia

Karlmann Document

Germany — 878

Karlmann Document

Karlmann Document

Germany — 878

  1. King Carloman of Bavaria (ca. 830–880), aka Karlmann, donated land to his favorite monastery in Ötting, Bavaria in 878

  2. The document mentions Carinthia under its oldest name, Karantanien, and provides important information

  3. The description of the royal demesne allows us to draw interesting conclusions on its size, nature, and structure

Karlmann Document

Alternative Titles:
  • Karlmann-Diplom
  • Carloman Document
  • Charter to Establish Monastery at Ötting, Bavaria
  • Karlmann-Diplome
Karlmann Document – Kärntner Landesarchiv (Klangenfurt, Austria)
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  1. Short Description
  2. Codicology
Short Description

Monastic donations were an important means for European nobles to patronize the arts and education while also making assurances for their immortal souls. Great kings had more to atone for than most, including King Carloman of Bavaria (ca. 830–880), aka Karlmann. Aside from the actual donation itself to Ötting Abbey in Bavaria, the document provides important information about the region of Carinthia, listed as "Karatanien", various place names, as well as the history of transport.

Karlmann Document

On 9 September, 878 the Carolingian King Carloman, aka Karlmann, father of the eventual King and Emperor Arnulf, issued the Karlmann Document stipulating the donation of some land in Carinthia to his favorite monastery in Bavaria, Ötting. The object of the donation was the royal demesne of Treffen, north of Villach and west of Lake Ossiach. The document mentions Carinthia under its oldest name: Karantanien. Moreover, it provides many important place names and relevant information regarding the history of transport. Finally, the description of the boundaries of the royal demesne allows us to draw interesting conclusions on its size, nature, and structure.

Codicology
Alternative Titles
Karlmann-Diplom
Carloman Document
Charter to Establish Monastery at Ötting, Bavaria
Karlmann-Diplome
Size / Format
1 sheet / 57.0 × 43.3 cm
Origin
Germany
Date
878
Language
Script
Carolingian Miniscule
Illustrations
Elegant script and a seal with the likeness of Carloman
Content
Aside from the donation to Ötting Abbey in Bavaria, the document provides important information about the region of Carinthia, listed under its oldest name: "Karantanien"
2 available facsimile edition(s) of „Karlmann Document“

Das Karlmann-Diplom (Deluxe Edition) Facsimile

Karlmann Document – Kärntner Landesarchiv (Klangenfurt, Austria)
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Das Karlmann-Diplom (Deluxe Edition) Facsimile

1 volume: Exact reproduction of the original document (extent, color and size)
Publisher
Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt (ADEVA) – Graz, 1996
Limited Edition
200 copies
Binding
The document has been trimmed in accordance with the original. Facsimile and commentary in a cloth case. A reproduction of the original seal is included.
Commentary
1 volume (17 pages) by Alfred Ogris
Language: German
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Reproduction of the entire original document as detailed as possible (scope, format, colors). The binding may not correspond to the original or current document binding.
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Das Karlmann-Diplom (Normal Edition) Facsimile

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Das Karlmann-Diplom (Normal Edition) Facsimile

1 volume: Exact reproduction of the original document (extent, color and size)
Commentary
1 volume (17 pages) by Alfred Ogris
Language: German
More Information
Reproduction of the entire original document as detailed as possible (scope, format, colors). The binding may not correspond to the original or current document binding.
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