In this episode, we delve into 12th-century Cologne and take a look at the various institutions that administered and governed the city during this time. We start with the offices and institutions of the archbishop, who thus exercises his role as the supreme ruler of the city. But we also look at the development of the parish system and the resulting civic decentralised administrative structure of the special municipalities. Whoever previously thought that the Middle Ages were a time of anarchy and disorder should listen to this episode and be surprised!
Shrine Book from the 12th century
Power structure in Cologne in the 12th century (oversimplified)
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