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Halberstadt, Bishopric
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Under Charlemagne, Halberstadt was the eastern base for the forced conversion of the Saxons (establishment of the diocese, 804). In 989, Halberstadt obtained market, mint and tariff rights. Conflicts arose between the bishopric or the cathedral chapter (Canons Regular of St. Augustine, until 1810) and the city concerning jurisdiction, administration and property ownership. In 1179, Henry the Lion partially destroyed Halberstadt. In the 12th and 13th centuries, many orders took up residence there. Bishop Konrad of Krosigk participated in the Fourth Crusade in 1…

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Sevrugian, Petra, “Halberstadt, Bishopric”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 03 December 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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