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Between 397 and 694 CE, 17 councils (Councils/Synods) were held in the city of Toledo, which was eventually considered to be the most important diocese of the Visigothic kingdom of Spain and royal residence. The councils are exemplary for the close cooperation between the Visigothic state and church. There was no clear demarcation of jurisdiction. Close collaboration and intertwining of ecclesiastical and political powers was normal at the time. The king declar…

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Boddens Hosang, F.J. Elizabeth, “Toledo”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 05 March 2024 <>
First published online: 2018

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