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Friedberg, Emil
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(Dec 20, 1837, Konitz, Western Prussia – Sep 7, 1910, Leipzig), (Protestant) jurist who became associate professor at the University of Halle in 1865, followed by Freiburg in 1868; from 1869, he was full professor at Leipzig. Deeply committed to the Hegelian idea of the state (G.W.F. Hegel), Friedberg belonged to the most prominent “state canonists” who sided with the state in the Kulturkampf . Although Friedberg sought to legitimate his position from a scientific-historical standpoint, his evaluation of the medieval conflict between empire and papacy was based on…

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Link, Christoph, “Friedberg, Emil”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 03 April 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_07929>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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