|Country of Location:||
Country of LocationSwitzerland
|Library / Collection:||
Library / CollectionArchives de l'État de Fribourg/Staatsarchiv Freiburg
ShelfmarkLivre des bourgeois 1 / Bürgerbuch 1
Manuscript TitleRegister of Citizens 1 (Livre des bourgeois 1 / Bürgerbuch 1)
CaptionPaper · 182 ff. · 40 x 30 cm · Fribourg · 1341-1416
LanguageLatin, German, French
Manuscript SummaryThe state archives of Fribourg owns a whole series of registers of citizens(Bürgerbücher). The first two of these registers are the most important ones; they cover the period from 1341 to 1769 and are presented here in digitized form. The registers present the citizens of the city of Fribourg as they change from a citizenry that is very open for economic reasons at the turn of the 15th century to one that gradually closes itself off and then becomes a privileged patriciate in the 18th century. ‘Bürgerbücher’ were a means of controlling the enrollment of new citizens through lists, which from the very beginning could be in book form. This allowed mostly large and medium-sized German cities that had achieved a certain political and economic development to react to and to regulate demographic trends and immigration during the late Middle Ages, after and even before the great plague (mid-14th century). The first register was not planned, but consists of separate booklets that were bound together probably in 1416.
Standard descriptionBeschreibung von Kathrin Utz Tremp, 2014.
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|DOI (Digital Object Identifier):||
DOI (Digital Object Identifier10.5076/e-codices-aef-LB1 (http://dx.doi.org/10.5076/e-codices-aef-LB1)
|IIIF Manifest URL:||
IIIF Manifest URLhttp://e-codices.ch/metadata/iiif/aef-LB1/manifest.json
|How to quote:||
How to quoteFribourg/Freiburg, Archives de l'État de Fribourg/Staatsarchiv Freiburg, Livre des bourgeois 1 / Bürgerbuch 1: Register of Citizens 1 (Livre des bourgeois 1 / Bürgerbuch 1) (http://e-codices.ch/en/list/one/aef/LB1).
Century14th century, 15th century
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