Regestrum Varadinense (Hungarian: Váradi Regestrum), or Oradea Register, is a document which preserved the minutes of hundreds of trials by ordeal.[1][2] The ordeals were held under the auspices of the canons of the cathedral chapter of Várad (now Oradea in Romania) in the first decades of the 12th century.[3] It is "one of the most remarkable documents of social history in medieval Transylvania", according to historian Florin Curta.[2]


  1. ^ Engel 2001, p. 123.
  2. ^ a b Curta 2006, p. 8.
  3. ^ Solymosi 1994, p. 713.


  • Curta, Florin (2006). Southeastern Europe in the Middle Ages, 500–1250. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-89452-4.
  • Engel, Pál (2001). The Realm of St Stephen: A History of Medieval Hungary, 895–1526. I.B. Tauris Publishers. ISBN 1-86064-061-3.
  • Solymosi, László (1994). "Váradi Regestrum [Regestrum of Várad]". In Kristó, Gyula; Engel, Pál; Makk, Ferenc (eds.). Korai magyar történeti lexikon (9–14. század) [Encyclopedia of the Early Hungarian History (9th–14th centuries)] (in Hungarian). Akadémiai Kiadó. p. 713. ISBN 963-05-6722-9.