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Städtetag
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1. Definition

The general or imperial Städtetag (Urban Diet) assembled for the first time at Frankfurt am Main as an assembly of delegates of all the free towns and free imperial cities in the Old Empire (Holy Roman Empire [of the German Nation]) to reach agreement on questions of imperial policy and negotiate a common course of action [6. 9]. In addition, Germany had Städtetage of individual leagues, regions, and Imperial Circles [9. 31–44, 74–82] with specific purposes. There is no evid…

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Schmidt, Georg, “Städtetag”, 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 24 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_028070>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20180208



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