On the occasion of the 1517 rebuilding of St. Urban's Abbey, which had burned down in 1513, the Cistercian monk Sebastian Seemann (1492-1551), abbot of St. Urban's beginning in 1535, wrote a history of the monastery, embedded in the history of the Swiss confederation and in general church history. The burning of the monastery and the peasant revolt of 1513 are described in detail. This same volume contains an accounts book for all of the monastery's various offices. After the dissolution of the monastery in 1848, this volume, along with the monastery archives, became part of the state archives.
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This manuscript contains various liturgical and ascetic texts. The volume was written by various more or less practiced hands; one wrote a date .I.5.I.3. with his initials J. ae. (f. 47v), another only his initials J. h. L. (f. 101v). A parchment fragment of a document from the bishop of Konstanz from the year 1441 was used as binding.
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