Talk:Historic manuscript "The Housebook" reported sold in Germany

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The sources need to be cited using the source template which is {{source | url=Web site address | title=Article title | author=Name of author | pub=Name of Publication or Source | date=Date as Month DD, YYYY}}. For more information about citations see the Style guide. It would also be a good idea to briefly explain what the Medieval Housebook is since many people won't know. Thanks. TheVault 19:39, 10 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

There are no english sources to speak of...anyone speak German? DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 02:11, 14 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I am sure that there are people that speak German ;-0. I tagged this abandoned, I know a bit of German, but this is out of my league. What I can tell you is that the sources are dated Feb 8 and 9. I realize that this story may be important to collectors of books, but the contributors will have to show more follow-through than this effort. --SVTCobra 02:36, 14 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I suspect it is beyond my German, too, but I'll try and make some time to see what I can hack out of it at some point. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 07:30, 14 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I admit defeat. So far as I can tell it is correct, but that isn't really good enough to be sure. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 07:21, 15 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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I have made a number of improvements to this article, but due to lack of German skills I was unable to verify many facts. I did catch one error though in the description of the master artist, who was originally called a collector. One thing that bothers me is that when I do a Google search for Regierungspräsium Tübingen it returns only this article. It could just be that there is a typo, but we need someone with more expertise in German, I fear. --SVTCobra 23:17, 14 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Try "Regierungspräsidium Tübingen" "It is unclear whether the purchase is in fact legally valid because the manuscript was sold without the permission of the government of Tübingen required by the law of fideikommiss dissolution (similar to the common law institution Fee tail). German law forbids the export of such a precious manuscript, which is registered in the list of national cultural property."[1] [2] Master of the Housebook |QUELLE=Reprint Hildesheim u. a. 1986, ISBN 3-487-07721-3 (Scans auf Commons) Stadtpark - (talk) 14:26, 28 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

German is quite similar to Dutch and everything seemed to be correct in this version. --Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 10:15, 15 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply] has 30 weblog entries on the housebook (in German). I think this is a more informed source than the WELT article (and some other) -- 23:45, 15 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]