9789004111202

Lord of the Sacred City

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  • ISBN13:

    9789004111202

  • ISBN10:

    9004111204

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1999-02-01
  • Publisher: Brill Academic Pub

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Summary

Urban histories have emphasized the rise of civic autonomy and proto-democracy. Based on chronicle and archival sources, this volume focuses on German bishops, former lords of the city and fierce opponents of civic freedom. The author investigates how bishops contested exclusion from political, economic, and religious dimensions of civic life (Episcopus exclusus), which culminated in the Protestant Reformation.Four chapters are devoted to episcopal expulsion throughout Germany and the cities of Constance and Augsburg in particular. A remarkable section explores the puzzle of the bishops civic survival in the later Middle Ages, made possible through episcopal ritual.The emphasis on city, bishop, and ritual will be of special interest to urban historians as well as to scholars of medieval religion, the reformation, church history, church/state relations, and social history.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ix
Introduction 1(10)
Chapter One The Scope of the Episcopus Exclusus in Medieval and Early Modern Germany
11(28)
1. The Dimensions of the 'Episcopus exclusus'
13(6)
2. The Bishop's `Real Presence'
19(11)
3. The Refugees of the Reformation
30(9)
Chapter Two Confrontation, Expulsion, and Cohabitation in Late-Medieval Constance
39(38)
1. Pedigree and Power
45(7)
2. From Pervasive Presence to Periodic Withdrawal
52(8)
3. From Sovereignty to Stubborn Survival
60(12)
4. The Early Reign of Hugo of Hohenlandenberg (1496-1511)
72(5)
Chapter Three Civic Encroachment and Episcopal Withdrawal in Late-Medieval Augsburg
77(26)
1. From 'Stadtherr' to `Stadtbuch'
79(10)
2. From Warfare to Withdrawal
89(14)
Chapter Four The Sacred City: The Theater of Episcopal Ritual
103(69)
1. The Ritual of the Bishop
108(5)
2. The Sanctuary of the Bishop: The Holy Cathedral
113(10)
3. The `Adventus' of the Bishop: Entry, Procession, and Installation
123(27)
4. The Bishop's Sacred City: Rituals of Life and Death
150(22)
Chapter Five The `Last Rites' of a Bishop: Reformation in Constance and Augsburg
172(24)
1. Confrontation and Conservation
174(10)
2. Surviving the `Episcopus exclusus' in Exile
184(12)
Conclusion The Sacred City after Exile 196(7)
Appendix A Ecclesiastical Territories 203(2)
Appendix B The Bishops of Constance 205(3)
Appendix C The Bishops of Augsburg 208(3)
Appendix D Residency Patterns -- The Bishops of Constance (1322-1480) 211(12)
Bibliography 223(18)
Indices 241
Index of Subjects 241(6)
Index of Persons and Places 247

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