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Founded under Augustus and situated in northwestern Spain, Bracara Augusta (Braga) was the main urban center of Hispania Gallaecia, one of the most westerly Roman provinces on the continent. After the Christianization of the Roman Empire, particularly from the 4th through 6th centuries CE, the archbishops (Archbishop) of Braga played a leading role in political and ecclesial matters. The Germanic Sueves, who carved out a …

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Ferreiro, Alberto, “Braga”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 07 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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