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Swabia (Ger. Schwaben, Lat. Suevia) developed from area settled by the Alemanni in the Merovingian period. From the Carolingian period, it was one of the political entities constituting the Regnum Francorum and later the East Frankish German Empire. To the west, Swabia bordered on the Rhine and Alsace, to the east the Lech and Bavaria; to the north, at the latitude of Stuttgart, it adjoined Franconia (Franks/Franconia), and at the elbow of the Rhine in the southwest it adjoined Burgundy. To the southeast, it b…

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Zotz, Thomas, “Swabia”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 15 November 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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