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Gemeinde Flawil
Flawiler Offnung
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The Flawil ‘Offnung’
Parchment · 21 ff. · 20.5 x 29.5 cm · Burgau · 1471/1472
German, Latin
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The Flawil Offnung of 1471, sealed on 21 January 1472, is a medieval law book. It governs the relations of associates in the law courts, at the princely court, and in communal landholdings within a court district (here the lower court of Flawil) with the lord of that court, the "Vogt" (reeve). At the time this was Rudolf IX Giel of Glattburg, a ministry official of the abbot of St. Gall Abbey. This document provides an insight into the legal and economic situation towards the end of the 15th century. Originally the Flawil Offnung was part of a single volume together with those of Gebhartschwil, Uffhoven and Rudlen (Aufhofen and Rudeln) as well as Burgau. Later the Flawil Offnung (up to page 17) was removed. Due to the dissolution of the lower court, after 1798 the Flawil Offnung was transferred to the citizens’ corporation or today’s municipality of Flawil. (sce)
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Beschreibung von Urs Schärli, Ortsmuseum, Flawil, 2014.
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10.5076/e-codices-gf-FlawOf (
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