Alix des Baux, lady of the castle of Les Baux, died on the 7th of October, 1426. She was the last of the lineage of the powerful castellans of Les Baux, who for centuries had lorded over a domain in Provence just east of the Rhône River and were often a thorn in the side of the counts of Provence. A week later, on the 14th of October, Alix’s personal secretary, Brisset le Roy, drew up a postmortem inventory of his lady's possessions, which was subsequently copied out a second time with some minor changes. A composite inventory of Alix's estate, blending two of the surviving copies of the inventory, was published by Louis Barthélemy in 1877 (see Louis Barthélemy, “Inventaire du château des Baux, en 1426,” Révue des sociétés savantes des départements 6 (1877): 110–58). Barthélemy's work attests to the long-standing fascination for the castellans of Les Baux among local historians. This edition presents the version currently found in A.D. Bouches-du-Rhône B 13, the so-called regestrum Trioleti, part of the Magna Regestra. The inventory is notable for the many insights it provides into the material and symbolical universe of a Provençal family of the aristocracy at the beginning of the 15th century. The edition here does not provide a transcription of the opening pages, which provide context for the making of the inventoy. The inventory begins on fol.101r.

  • Record type: Inventory-Postmortem
  • Date: 14 October, 1426
  • Locale: Les Baux de Provence, Bouches-du-Rhône, France
  • Language(s): Latin
  • Archival location: Archives départementales des Bouches-du-Rhône, register B 13
  • Extent: 45 Folios (paper, register - quarto)

Edited by Claire Allen.
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