Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Ruling Class And Regime In An Ecclesiastical Territory: The Case Of Salem

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

This chapter explores the nature of ecclesiastical lordship in the Holy Roman Empire based on the example of Salem, an Imperial and Cistercian abbey on the northwestern shores of Lake Constance. In order to examine the essential features of ecclesiastical lordships and evaluate the commonalities and differences among them, the chapter addresses three questions. First, how does ecclesiastical rule differ from noble rule, and how is the temporal authority of abbots distinct from that of bishops? Second, what were some of the key elements of state-building in Salem, and how do they reflect the specific nature of ecclesiastical rule? Finally, how does Salem's political experience compare with that of other ecclesiastical regimes, and what does Salem contribute to our understanding of territorial state-building more generally?

Keywords: Cistercian abbey; ecclesiastical lordship; Holy Roman Empire; Lake Constance; Salem

10.1163/ej.9789004161733.i-630.71
/content/books/10.1163/ej.9789004161733.i-630.71
dcterms_subject,pub_keyword
6
3
Loading

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    Politics and Reformations: Communities, Polities, Nations, and Empires — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation