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Collection Level Description: Microfilms of the Doat Collection

Reference: MSS. Film 1692-1708
Title: Microfilms of the Doat Collection
Dates of Creation: 20th cent.
Extent: 17 shelfmarks

Language of Material: French

Administrative/Biographical History

The Doat collection in the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, relates to a survey of the rights of the French crown in southern France, late 17th century.

Scope and Content

Microfilms of volumes 21-37 of the Doat collection. Most of the material is in the form of transcripts of Inquisitions' records of the 13th and 14th centuries. Doat volumes 21-6, and part of 31 contain interrogations and penances from the mid-13th century: vols. 21-2, 24-5 for the diocese of Toulouse; 23, 26 and 31 for the diocese of Carcassonne. Doat volumes 27-8 contain later penances from Carcassonne. Doat volumes 29-37 contain further documents concerning Inquisition procedures, sentences, seizure of goods from heretics and related legal proceedings: volumes 36-7 relate to the diocese of Carcassone.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The microfilms were bought by the Library in 1985.

Access Conditions

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see

Existence/Location of Originals

The originals are located in the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris (Doat vols. 21-37).

Further Information

Finding Aids

A full description is available in the Library.

Access Points

Inquisition | France

Carcassonne (France) | History

France, Southern | History | 17th century

Toulouse (France) | History

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