Minority ( status minor ) is a designation for those media lords in Silesia (see Standesherrschaft ), whose owners held the rights of the lords in Silesia in the Middle Ages , but were excluded from participating in the Silesian Princely Days. Up until the Seven Years' War there were the minorities Loslau and Oderberg, Freistadt, Freudenthal , Friedeck , Deutschleuthen, Reichenwaldau and Roy in Upper Silesia , and the minorities Neuschloß, Freihan and Suhlau in Lower Silesia.
- Franz Chocholatý Gröger: Brief overview of the history of Silesia and national issues in the region, lecture, 2009
- Principatus Rattiboriensis commonstrans insimul statum minorem Loslau cum Oderberg, Principality of Ratibor with the minority of Loslau and Oderberg , topographic map (Ratibor, Principality / Racibórz) in the Secret State Archives of Prussian Cultural Heritage
- Schlesien Brockhaus Bilder-Conversations-Lexikon, Volume 4. Leipzig 1841, pp. 88–93
- Gustav-Adolf von Kloeden: Geography 1875, 1st part Lower Silesia, second part Upper Silesia