Archives of the former bishopric of Basel brought to light in neighboring France

Archives of the former bishopric of Basel brought to light in neighboring France
Archives of the former bishopric of Basel brought to light in neighboring France

Centuries-old documents left Porrentruy on Thursday afternoon bound for neighboring France. To celebrate the 700th anniversary of the marriage between Jeanne de Ferrette and Albert II de Habsburg, the Trésors de Ferrette association presents the exhibition “The Counts of Ferrette and their legacy”. It will be held in the Alsatian village from May 12 to September 22. It will highlight objects dating back several centuries, some of which come from Jura institutions. The archives of the former bishopric of Basel provided two charters, including a false one made by the famous Jura historian Auguste Quiquerez. The Jura Museum of Art and History also provided photos as part of this exhibition.

The historical links between Alsace and the Jura are very strong according to Philippe Lacourt, medievalist historian behind the exhibition. “The current border did not exist. The Counts of Ferrette had properties on both sides.” During the French Revolution, many monks fled to the Jura, leaving numerous county archives with their families. Some archives were not discovered until 1950.

A delicate transport

It was not easy to convince the archives of the former bishopric of Basel to entrust extremely fragile documents dating back several centuries to the Trésors de Ferrette association. Numerous measures had to be taken in order to receive and preserve the archives in optimal conditions. /mmt

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