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Die Abtei Pfäfers in den Auseinandersetzungen mit ihren Vögten
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(The Abbey of Pfäfers in the conflicts with its governors)

1400. Switzerland. A short Latin historical account written in the Benedictine monastery of Pfäfers (canton of St. Gallen, diocese of Konstanz). It narrates several conflicts between the abbots of Pfäfers and the Vögte (lay governors) of the monastery in the 13th century. The monastery had a Gerichtsvogt and a Schirmvogt to represent it in juridical and secular affairs respectively. This subordination led to some conflicts, particularly with the Freiherren (Barons) of Sax. The construction of the castle of Wartenst…

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Serif, Ina, “Die Abtei Pfäfers in den Auseinandersetzungen mit ihren Vögten”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 17 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_COM_191826>
First published online: 2016

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