San Giovanni in Laterano
"Giessen Anonymous" a German
cleric from Mainz?
Letter to an unknown person
Giessen, Universitätsbibliothek 1105, fol. 59ra-60va
Stephan Kuttner and Antonio García y García, "A New Eyewitness Account of the Fourth Lateran Council," Traditio 20 (1964) 115-178 at 128
tractatum de negocio sancte crucis et expedicione
signatorum, firmissma pace ipsius constituta et inducta . . .
Deinde leguntur constitutiones domini pape.
Quibus perlectis cum iam plus quam nona hora diei esset, magnam partem de
ligno sancte crucis de Constantinopoli allato omnibus demonstravit.
After having dealt with the crusade and the crusaders' expedition, with a solid peace having been established . . . finally the constitutions of the Lord Pope were read. The constitutions having been recited, since it was after the ninth hour of the day a large piece of the wood of the holy cross from Constantinople was displayed to all.