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Albert II of Magdeburg

Albert II of Magdeburg  

(1170–1232)(archbishop) Educated at Magdeburg, Albert then studied in Paris and Bologna before returning to the city as prior, being elected archbishop in 1205. Albert was active in Hohenstaufen ...
art and architecture: Ottonian

art and architecture: Ottonian  

As befits a term derived from the political sphere, Ottonian art and architecture refers to those buildings and works of art produced in the Germanic lands (and surrounding areas) that ...
échevin

échevin  

Deliberating member of a town council. Heirs of the scabini of the Carolingian period, charged with expounding the law to the count's court, in the 12th c. the échevins became ...
families of town laws

families of town laws  

Legal conditions (rarely, a written law [Stadtrecht]) of some German towns became the source for laws of numerous other towns (founded later and usually smaller). In the Rhineland the laws ...
fur

fur  

Furs are animal skins, lined with their hair and usable as clothing; they are distinct from skins of leather, feathers, Parchment or wool (except light skins with very fine lambswool ...
Helfta

Helfta  

The celebrated monastery Beatae Mariae Virginis (of the Blessed Virgin Mary) at Helfta (active from 1229 to 1545), erected by Count Burchard of Mansfeld near the castle of the Mansfelds ...
jus theutonicum

jus theutonicum  

General term for special rights of settlers (not necessarily ‘Germans’) in previously less densely settled lands of east-central Europe. In the course of internal colonization (amelioratio terrae), ...
Kaunas

Kaunas  

Is located at the confluence of the rivers Nemunas and Neris c.100 km northwest of Vilnius. From the mid 13th century, the settlement became a stronghold against the Teutonic Knights. ...
Lviv

Lviv  

Town in Galicia (Galician Rus’ in the MA; presently western Ukraine). Founded by Prince Daniel of Halych (d. 1264) in the mid 13th century as a stronghold, it developed into ...
Magdeburg

Magdeburg   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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2010
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History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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(archbishopric) Established by Otto I as a sign of Ottonian expansion into eastern territories, Magdeburg became an archbishopric in 968

Magdeburg

Magdeburg   Reference library

Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
450 words

A town and bishopric situated on the Elbe. The town, mentioned in documents from the early 9th c., was situated

Mechthild of Magdeburg

Mechthild of Magdeburg  

(c.1207–c.1282), author of a book of mystical revelations. Of noble Saxon family, she became a Beguine at Magdeburg. The various books of her visions, entitled Das fliessende Licht der Gottheit (‘The ...
Meißen

Meißen  

(town, bishopric) Meißen was founded as a German fortification by Henry the Fowler in 929 to secure the eastern border. It became a margravate in 965 when the east march ...
Novgorod Magdeburg Doors

Novgorod Magdeburg Doors  

(1153–4)Romanesque bronze doors of Novgorod’s St Sophia cathedral. Made in Magdeburg, they feature 26 panels with reliefs of Old and New Testament events, virtues and vices, and Frederick I ...
Otto I

Otto I  

(912–73)King of the Germans (936–73), Holy Roman emperor (962–73). As king of the Germans he carried out a policy of eastward expansion from his Saxon homeland and defeated the invading Hungarians in ...
Poznań

Poznań  

Located on the Warta river in Great Poland (Wielkopolska), Poznań became an important economic, cultural, and military centre of the Polish state in the second half of the 10th century. ...
Premonstratensians

Premonstratensians  

Order founded (1120) by St Norbert of Xanten, who became a hermit and wandering preacher. The bishop of Laon granted him the chapel of Prémontré, which became the base for ...
river Elbe

river Elbe  

[Czech: Labe]A river (1,165 km) running from the Krkonoše (Giant) Mountains to the North Sea across Bohemia and Germany; known in classical sources. From the 6th century the river ...
St Bruno of Querfurt

St Bruno of Querfurt  

(c.974–1009)Educated at Magdeburg, Bruno was recruited to Otto III’s court at Rome and became associated with the community to which Adalbert of Prague had belonged. Bruno followed Otto to ...
Weissenburg

Weissenburg  

(monastery) Founded in the 7th century, this influential mid-Rhine Benedictine monastery produced one of the earliest extant cartularies and became an important centre of OHG writing. Dominated early ...

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