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Council (administrative)
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1. Town council and other conciliar bodies

With its combined executive, legislative, and judicial authority, the early modern town council was the central institution of the major self-governing towns (Commune). If a town did not advance to greater municipal indepen…

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Isenmann, Eberhard, “Council (administrative)”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 21 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_026133>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20170206



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