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Sources using the term Landtag go back to the 13th century. Originally it denoted the convening of what were originally comital regional courts; from the 15th century on, however, it meant the assembly of the estates (Estates, assembly of) in the territories of the Holy Roman Empire. Since the early 19th century, the new parliaments of the German states have also been called Landtage.

The old Landtag of the estates (Latin comitia provincialia or conventus provincialis) was the central institution of the constitution of territorial estates, as an assembly of the terri…

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Neu, Tim, “Landtag”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 26 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_SIM_023094>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20190124

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