Weltliche Herrschaft in geistlicher Hand
Die Germania Sacra im 17. und 18. Jahrhundert
[Worldly Rule in Religious Hands: Germania Sacra in the 17th and 18th Centuries]
Ed. by Röckelein, Hedwig / Schiersner, Dietmar
Aims and Scope
The exercise of worldly power by Church institutions is among the characteristic features of the Holy Roman Empire and its constitution. Bishops, abbots, and abbesses represented both ecclesiastical and secular authority. This volume examines the details of worldly rule in religious hands in the 17th and 18th centuries, and is organized according to the broader themes of "Constitution," "Self-Conception," "Representation," and "The Economy."