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Residential cities in the Holy Roman Empire (1300-1800)

Urbanity within the integrative and competing relationship structure of seigniorial rulership and civic community

The project focuses on the study of the approximately 900 late medieval and early modern residential cities of the Holy Roman Empire, which formed an important element of the European urbanisation processes between the 14th and the early 19th century, the fusion of urban and aristocratic forms of life, the development of the feudal rule and pre-modern statehood. In an interdisciplinary collaboration of social and economic history, regional history, constitutional history, and the history of art, the emphasis is on the already quantitatively dominant small conditions outside the large residential cities, brought together in a four-volume handbook. In addition, exemplary studies with a concentration on history and art history deal with specific questions. For example, the former residence of the Dukes of Pomerania, Barth, on the Baltic coast or the comital Mansfeld on the edge of the Harz, the small town of Rappoltsweiler of the Lords of Rappoltstein in Alsace or the prince-bishop’s Brixen in South Tyrol are examined. The underlying thesis of the research is that the social forms to be investigated, such as ‘town’ and ‘rule’, ‘state’, and ‘court’, were less antagonistic than complementary and integrative in orientation.

As a project of the Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Lower Saxony, the project is funded by the Federal Republic of Germany and the state of Schleswig-Holstein within the framework of the Academies’ Programme.

Current issues

Residenzstädte im Alten Reich (1300-1800)

Tagung: "Stadtbücher- Zugang und Forschung" | Braunschweig, 10.05.2023 - 12.05.2023


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Stadtarchiv ǀ Stadt Braunschweig
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38100 Braunschweig

Fax: 0531 470 47 25

E-Mail: stadtarchiv@braunschweig.de

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Residenzstädte im Alten Reich (1300-1800)

Der Stoffwechsel der vormodernen Stadt - Umweltgeschichte im urbanen Raum | Münster, 20.03.2023-21.03.2023

48. Frühjahrskolloquium: Münster 20.03.2023 - 21.03.2023

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Residenzstädte im Alten Reich (1300-1800)

Erschienen: Residenzenforschung. Neue Folge: Stadt und Hof. Handbuch, I, 2

Residenzstädte im Alten Reich (1300-1800). Ein Handbuch. Abteilung I: Analytisches Verzeichnis der Residenzstädte, Teil 2: Nordwesten,
hg. von Harm von Seggern,
Ostfildern: Thorbecke 2022
(Residenzenforschung. Neue Folge: Stadt und Hof. Handbuch, I,…

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Contact leader of department

Prof. Dr. Jan Hirschbiegel
Arbeitsstelle Kiel
Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
Philosophische Fakultät
Historisches Seminar
Olshausenstr. 40
D-24098 Kiel (Briefe)
D-24118 Kiel (Päckchen)

Phone: [0049] 0431/880-1484
Fax: [0049] 0431/880-1524
Email: hirschbiegel@email.uni-kiel.de

Contact office

Lisa Leiber M.Ed.

Phone: [0049] 0431/880-1914
Email: l.leiber@histosem.uni-kiel.de