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Gravamina nationis germanicae
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[German Version]

was the name first given in 1456 to a collection of grievances of the Holy Roman Empire and its church against the pope and curia. Not only the estates of the Empire that had opposed the Vienna Concord in 1448, but, especially, the high-ranking clergy complained in the subsequent gravamina about Rome's intervention in the affairs of the German church ( Reichskirche ) in the form, for example, of papal reservations of ratification, erroneous grants of benefice, exactions of payment, etc. When the Imperial Court expanded the original 12 grava…

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Schneider, Bernd Christian, “Gravamina nationis germanicae”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 10 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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