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Lübeck, Bishopric
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[German Version]

Lübeck's origins go back to the German colonization and Christianization of Slavic Vagria/East Holstein under Henry the Lion, after the failed establishment of the bishopric of Oldenburg c. 972–983 and the destruction of the seat of the Slavic principality at Liubice (Old Lübeck). The German commercial town was founded in 1159 and the bishopric was moved there in 1160; a cathedral, several monasteries, and four parish churches were erected between 1163 and 1229. The small episcopal seat at Eutin r…

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Hauschild, Wolf-Dieter, “Lübeck, Bishopric”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 10 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_13235>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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