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The Rolls of Castellania

The Universities of Savoie and Lumière Lyon 2 have created the “” project, which aims to make information and pictures of the Castellania account rolls (a peculiar heritage of the ancient Savoy states) available to scholars in a single site. The rolls are now housed partly in the Archivio di Stato di Torino and partly in the Departmental archives of Savoie (Chambéry), Haute Savoie (Annecy) and Côte-d’Or.

The publication of a digital copy of the rolls of the ‘Castellanie’ of Savoy, Piedmont, Bresse and Bugey in the “” site is only the most immediate aspect of a complex programme to carefully and systematically analyse a type of fonds which, by their very nature, provide evidence of a practical activity. The rolls conserve detailed statements of the accounts (income and expenses) of the lords who administered the land under the direct control of the House of Savoy, and as such constitute a very rich source of historical, economic, cultural, and linguistic information about the County, then the Duchy of Savoy, from the 13th to the 15th century. A digital photograph of each document is backed up by other information of great scientific importance, such as the brief and the unabridged transcription.

The site, which the Archivio di Stato di Torino has also contributed to as a partner in the project, facilitating the digital acquisition of numerous rolls of the Castellanie of Piedmont and the Valle d’Aosta, now contains the oldest account rolls, from the second half of the 13th and the early 14th century for Savoy.
In future, the Archivio di Stato di Torino will be able to make available not only the pictures already acquired for the site of the accounts of the Castellanie of Piedmont and Valle d’Aosta, but also pictures digitalised during a similar, parallel project, that is still on-going, which aims to acquire digital images of the account rolls of the Castellanie in the areas of the ancient Duchy of Savoy that are now the Swiss cantons of Fribourg, Valais and Vaud.



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Tuesday, 23 November 2010 16:44
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