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Talk:Paulus Hector Mair
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From DIE HANDSCHRIFT 4° COD. AUG. 91 (ULRICH SCHWARZ UND ZUNFTWESEN) Formale und inhaltliche Beschreibung, Edition und synoptischer Abdruck 
No less than 41 manuscripts go back to the civil servant and historian Paulus Hector Mair (1517-1579), which he did not write all by himself, but content was conceived and written by anonymous scribes. In addition to numerous other works, Mair also wrote chronicles and journal entries, in which he describes events that took place mainly in the Augsburg area. However, many influential events from outside occurred, as a result he did not abstain from interweaving events from other cities and countries into his works. Basically, Mair captures everything, mostly contemporary history, those things he considered worth mentioning for his posterity. These include, on one hand, those events which he regarded as historical in the proper sense of the word, or they were recorded for some other cause conditioned by their particular content; On the other hand, he was also concerned with the daily things he saw; something noteworthy, or [items] heard through newspapers, these were immediately written down on loose pages and transcribed [later] into his manuscript(s). In addition, as with [Wilhelm] Rehm, Mair diligently wrote down all sorts of minor events, such as misfortunes, deaths, thefts, assassinations, births and weddings, which all were given appropriate headings, but they were not always of great significance; such as the following entry: "May 28 to At seven o'clock in the village of Großaitingen, Plitz killed a woman and a child in their house." Of particular value is his extensive book collection consisting of over 1000 volumes on all scientific, theological and historical topics of the 16th century, many of which can be found in the old collections of the Augsburg city archives.