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Between 397 and 694 CE, 17 councils 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 declared adherence to th…

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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 15 October 2021 <>
First published online: 2018

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