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St. Gallen
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Kantonsbibliothek, Vadianische Sammlung
VadSlg Ms. 43
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Joachim Vadian: Chronikbůch ettlicher äbten zů S. Gallen
Paper · 529 ff. · 33 x 22 cm · 1529/1530 until 1523
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In the years 1529-1531 the St. Gall humanist, reformer, and politician Joachim Vadian wrote a history of the abbey and city of St. Gall during the high and late middle ages (1199-1491). It goes by the title Grössere Chronik der Äbte (Great Chronicle of the Abbots). In this work, Vadian describes the way the abbey town changed into a self-reliant, independent city and became wealthy from the cloth weaving industry. The historical work is simultaneously a work of heated reformist protest, exposing and often bitingly commenting upon the increasing corruption of church dignitaries and institutions, particularly the Abbots and Abbey of St. Gall since the investiture conflict. (gam)
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Beschreibung für e-codices von Rudolf Gamper, Kantonsbibliothek St. Gallen, Vadianische Sammlung, St. Gallen 2011.
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Katalog der datierten Handschriften in der Schweiz in lateinischer Schrift vom Anfang des Mittelalters bis 1550, 
Bd. III: Die Handschriften der Bibliotheken St. Gallen-Zürich, bearbeitet von Beat Matthias von Scarpatetti, Rudolf Gamper 
und Marlis Stähli, Dietikon-Zürich 1991, Nr. 2, S. 3-4.
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10.5076/e-codices-vad-0043 (
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