An investigation into the size and structure of a state budget of the past does not require any justification, the importance that financial conditions have for all areas of life, but above all for the community, is obvious. *

*Walter Ziegler, Studien zum Staatshaushalt Bayerns in der zweiten Hälfte des 15. Jahrhunderts. Die regulären Kammereinkünfte des Herzogtums Niederbayern 1450-1500, München 1981, S. 1.