Friday, February 2, 2007

Sumptuary Revisited, Sorta

I decided to take a step back and go at this part of the project from another direction [James and the Giant Peach comes to mind...]. has this to say about 'sumptuary'...

1. pertaining to, dealing with, or regulating expense or expenditure.
2. intended to regulate personal habits on moral or religious grounds.
[Origin: 1590–1600; <>

[Unfortunately there was a whole section of writing here, but I'm too tired to remember what it all was, but it was concerning Maximilian I, the Holy Roman Emperor who organized the Landsknechts and my thought process which got me to the pictures below.]

This is a picture of the Holy Roman Empire circa 1630. I didn't realize the HRE encompassed so much space at that time.

Doing a little more searching, I found a picture of the Imperial Circle Estates that the Holy Roman Empire was segregated into with the Reichsreform in 1495. Pretty spiffy if you ask me, but not *quite* on point.

Though these searches produced interesting information, I'm still no closer to what the original intent of this post was.
Just as I'm getting ready to give up, I find an English translation of The Golden Bull of the Emperor Charles IV 1356AD, [] which I will need to read and study in more detail later, but it's at least a translation of laws from that time.
One last link in case the computer crashes in the middle of the night... []
(It always figures, when I get tired and it's time to go to bed, THAT's when I find the information that I'm wanting) More links
[] Miscellaneous tidbits, but it led to the next link.
[] An article concerning the Augsburg Confession @ the Diet of Augsburg []
[] The Augsburg Confession (completely, I hope) and this next is touted as the Unaltered Augsburg Confession []

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