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Kammin
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[German Version]

is a city on the Dievenow in Pomerania; since 1176 an episcopal seat, first founded in Wolin in 1140 following the missionary journeys of Otto of Bamberg. The diocese received broad independence (Exemption) since it was subject to the Holy See in Rome, but not to the archdioceses of Gniezno or Magdeburg. In the 13th/14th centuries, the diocese, initially restricted to the territories subject to the dukes of Pomerania, expanded to the west (Mecklenburg) and southeast (Uckermark, Neumark). In 1248, the bishops of Kammin gained sovereignty over an …

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Holze, Heinrich, “Kammin”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 19 April 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_11224>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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