SIMON OF CONSTANCE FROM ST STEPHEN'S AND SUMMA RECREATORUM
This article is the first to publish a versified pamphlet with the incipit De sancto Stephano Symon celebro male sano (Walther, Initia, no. 4155). The author sees in its 166 verses two pamphlets: the first targets a Constance priest from St Stephen's, Simon Lind, and was evidently composed in Constance some June after 1300, while the second targeting an unknown Simon, was composed some 18th October. The author believes that this double-pamphlet was included in Summa recreatorum by its unknown author, who was perhaps working to the order of Albrecht of Sternberk, as part of the struggle between himself and Petr Jelito for the favour of Charles IV and the associated ecclesiastical posts. The Summa was not drawn up for the death of Charles, soon after which followed that of Albrecht of Sternberk. Hence its ongoing composition must be put down to the 1370s.
Anezka Vidmanova, Studie o rukopisech, redakce, Masarykuv ustav a Archiv AV CR, v.v.i., Na Florenci 3, 110 00 Praha 1, Czech Republic; http://dlib.lib.cas.cz/4641/
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