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Corvey Abbey,
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[German Version]

a Benedictine abbey near Höxter (Paderborn diocese). Founded in 822 by Corbie Abbey, Corvey experienced a rapid rise thanks to its favorable location on the ford of the Weser in Hellweg and its popularity with the Carolingians. The most important literary work written here was Widukind's Saxon history. Under Henry II of Germany, Corvey joined the Gorze Reform (Gorze), and under the influence of the Hirsau Reform (Hirsau), became a Gregorian center in the Investiture Controversy. In the so-called Osnabrück Tithe Controversy (Osnabrück), Bishop Benno II sought t…

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Hartmann, Martina, “Corvey Abbey,”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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