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Ermland
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[German Version]

(Polish: Warmia), as one of the four bishoprics established by the Orders of Germany in 1243 in Prussia and incorporated into the archdiocese of Riga in 1245/1246, initially encompassed the region between the River Elbing and Passarge and between Pregel and Angerapp. But only the region in which the bishop was also the ruler, comprising a third of the diocese, was exempted from incorporation into the order's state that was transformed in 1525 into a secular duchy and thus barred to the Refor…

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Hauptmann, Peter, “Ermland”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 18 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_04544>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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