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Adalbert of Magdeburg

Adalbert of Magdeburg  

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(d. 981),archbishop. Details of his early life are unknown, but he became a monk at St Maximin of Trier. The emperor Otto the Great and his English wife Edith founded a monastery at Magdeburg to ...
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 ...
Bartholomaeus Anglicus

Bartholomaeus Anglicus  

(fl. 1230–50),also known as Bartholomew de Glanville, a Minorite friar, and author of De Propietatibus rerum, an encyclopaedia of the Middle Ages first printed c.1470.
Brandenburg

Brandenburg  

(town and bishopric) (founded 948, renewed 1161). Initially a Slavic settlement, Brandenburg was conquered by Albrecht ‘the Bear’ in 1157. At that time Brandenburg consisted of several settlements ...
Die magdeburgische Hochzeit

Die magdeburgische Hochzeit  

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A historical novel by Gertrud von Le Fort, published in 1938. Its theme is the siege and sack of Magdeburg in 1631 (see Dreissigjähriger Krieg). The dilemma facing both parties ...
Dreißigjähriger Krieg

Dreißigjähriger Krieg  

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A war waged in Germany from 1618 to 1648 which was the culmination of the Counter-Reformation (see Gegenreformation). The prime objective of the Emperor Ferdinand II, in conjunction with the ...
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 ...
Germany

Germany  

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Politically powerful in Europe, Germany also has a large and successful economy, though it is becoming less competitiveGermany has three main geographical regions. From the North Sea and Baltic ...
Graf Gottfried Heinrich von Pappenheim

Graf Gottfried Heinrich von Pappenheim  

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(1594–1632).A Catholic convert, Pappenheim was perhaps the most famous mercenary cavalry leader of the Thirty Years War. He had learnt his trade with the Poles, and from them he ...
Halle

Halle  

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Established as a military outpost by Charlemagne in 806 and valued for its salt, Halle became part of Henry I’s fortification network in the early 10th century. In 961 Otto ...
Hanseatic League

Hanseatic League  

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An association of north German cities (Hanse Towns), formed in 1241 as a trading alliance. Cologne, which had enjoyed special trading privileges with England, was joined by other traders following an ...
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 ...
Jan Busch

Jan Busch  

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(1399–c.1480), one of the principal Brethren of the Common Life. He took a prominent part in reforming monasteries in the spirit of the Council of Basle and for a time worked in co-operation with ...
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. ...
Leipzig

Leipzig  

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Ger. city in Saxony with long tradition of sacred and secular music. St Thomas's Church became town church 1755. Several distinguished musicians were Kantor there, one of the finest being Johann ...
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 ...

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