Why Put In Prayers?

We cannot know for sure – but all the prayers in the manuscript focus on death, and this booklet also contains a German translation of parts of the requiem, the mass for the deceased. It is tempting to explain the presence of the quire (?) filled with prayers as an act of commemoration: they might well commemorate the death of Margarethe who is at least indirectly present in two of the other texts, and connected with two more. But this is a speculative (if reasonable) interpretation of the ‘odd one out’ within the manuscript, not a proven fact.

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