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Adalbert of Magdeburg

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity.

(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...

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Albert II of Magdeburg

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

(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...

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art and architecture: Ottonian

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

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 ...

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Bartholomaeus Anglicus

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval).

(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.

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Brandenburg

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

(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...

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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 ...

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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...

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échevin

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

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 ...

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families of town laws

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

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...

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fur

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

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 ...

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