|This shows the text of the oath in the lingua romana. The photograph of the text is a little less than wonderful, so I have enlarged it to aid legibility. Paleographers of real manuscripts don't have it so good! It was the best of several photographs that I had available. I presume the original must be a bit scruffy. The last sentence, beginning with the word Quod, is in Latin and explains that after Louis had finished, Charles said the same words in the lingua teudisca.|
|The Strasbourg Oath, 10th century French Chronicle (Paris, Bibliothèque nationale MS latin 9768). (From Lanson 1923)|
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