|Country of Location:||
Country of LocationSwitzerland
|Library / Collection:||
Library / CollectionGemeinde Flawil
Manuscript TitleThe Burgau ‘Offnung’ of 1469
CaptionParchment · 37 ff. · 21 x 27 cm · Burgau · 10 August 1469
Manuscript SummaryThe Burgau Offnung of 1469 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 Burgau near 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. Originally the Burgau Offnung was part of a single volume together with those of Flawil, Gebhartschwil, Uffhoven and Rudlen. The Flawil Offnung (up to page 17) was removed and bound separately. Preceding the text of the Burgau Offnung on pp. 18-28 were those of the Offnung of gebhartschwil, uffhoven und rudeln. The book was entrusted to the respective “Ammann” (head of the district council) of Burgau of the time. After 1798, following the dissolution of the lower court, the book transferred to the village corporation of Burgau. After consolidation of Burgau with Flawil, the book came into the custody of the municipality of Flawil.
Standard descriptionBeschreibung von Urs Schärli, Ortsmuseum, Flawil, 2014.
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|DOI (Digital Object Identifier):||
DOI (Digital Object Identifier10.5076/e-codices-gf-BurgOf (http://dx.doi.org/10.5076/e-codices-gf-BurgOf)
|IIIF Manifest URL:||
IIIF Manifest URLhttps://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/metadata/iiif/gf-BurgOf/manifest.json
|How to quote:||
How to quoteFlawil, Gemeinde Flawil, Burgauer Offnung: The Burgau ‘Offnung’ of 1469 (https://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/en/list/one/gf/BurgOf).
DecorationFigurative, Full Page, Fully Painted
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