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I. Term – II. Historical Overview – III. Basic Questions in Concordat Law – IV. Outlook

I. Term

Concordat is the term for the classical form of a contract between the state and the Roman Catholic Church (Church and state). In the limited and proper sense, concordat means the codified contract with the Holy See, concluded on the level of international law in diplomatic form, and designed, in principle, to regulate legally and …

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Hollerbach, Alexander, “Concordats”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 25 February 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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