Municipal Archive of the Girona City Council

Documentary heritage submitted by Spain and recommended for inclusion in the Memory of the World Register in 2013.

On Tuesday 18 June 2013 the International Advisory Committee of the UNESCO Memory of the World Programme  (11th Meeting in Gwangju Metropolitan City, Republic of Korea) has inscribed in the Memory of the World Register the Llibre del Sindicat Remença (1448) (Peasant Syndicate Book from 1448) deposited in the Municipal Archive of the Girona City Council.

The Llibre del Sindicat Remença (Peasant Syndicate Book) is a handwritten record in Latin
between 1448 and 1449 containing the proceedings of meetings between serfs (remences) in various Catalan dioceses to select the syndics, who were entrusted with negotiating the abolition of serfdom with the monarchy due to seigneurial abuses. The 1448 Peasant Syndicate was a precedent that expressed the will of serfs from a wide area, which makes it exceptional.

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