I'm looking for help in identifying some general info about a book, such as year, title, author, origin, and any information about the contents. You can see the book scanned into PDF at one of the following links, about 60MB:



  • Beautiful book! On the front page is says: "elisabet von gots gnaden geborn aus koniglichem stam den marck+schweden nor+wegen marg gravin herzogen erichs fraw gros mutter" but I found no infos in google
    – Iris
    Apr 25, 2016 at 9:32
  • Just a quick translation: Elizabeth by the grace of God born of royal blood Denmark Sweden Norway margravine duke Eric's wife grandmother
    – Ingmar
    Apr 25, 2016 at 10:38

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It’s a handwritten book of advice and instructions for the education of her son Erich II (Regierungshandbuch) by Elisabeth von Brandenburg from 1545. On the front side is her name

ELISABET VON GOTS GNADEN GEBORN AUS KONIGLICHEM STAM DENMARK SCHWEDEN NORWEGEN MARGGRAVIN HERTZOGEN ERICHS FRAW GROSMUTTER / Elizabeth by the Grace of God born of Royal Blood · Denmark Sweden Norway · Margravine · Duke Eric's Wife · (a) Grandmother

and a quote from the bible:

MARDOCHEUS GING HIN UND THET ALLES WAS IM ESTHER GEBOTEN HATT · HESTER 4 / So Mordeachai went his way, and did according to all that Esther had commanded him · Esther 4

On the back, another name:

IOCHIM VON GOTTES GNADEN DER ELTER MARGGRAF ZU BRANDENBUBG HERZOGEN ERICHS HER GROSVATER / Jochim by the Grace of God the Elder · Margrave of Brandenburg · Duke Eric's Lord · (a) Grandfather

together with another quote:

GOT SPRACH ZU ABRAHAM ALLES WAS SARA DIR GESAGT HAT DEM VOLGE · GENES 21 / And God said unto Abraham ... in all that Sarah hath said unto thee, hearken unto her voice · Genesis 21

The universal theme seems to be women to be obeyed :-)


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