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Prince-Bishopric of Speyer
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It was secularized in The prince-bishop resided in Speyer, a Free Imperial City , until the 14th century when he moved his residence to Uddenheim Philippsburg , then in to Bruchsal , in large part due to the tense relationship between successive prince-bishops and the civic authorities of the Free City, officially Protestant since the Reformation. The prince-provostry of Wissemburg in Alsace was ruled by the prince-bishop of Speyer in a personal union. It included the towns of Bruchsal on the right bank as well as Deidesheim , Herxheim bei Landau , and Lauterburg on the left bank. Around the bishopric included about 55, people. A diocese of Speyer has possibly existed since the 3rd or 4th century.
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Don't have an account? This chapter is also concerned with the Solomon bar Simson Chronicle , and it aims to show how the editor treated the Mainz Anonymous and made it the basis for his report on the events in Speyer, Worms, and Mainz. It states that the longest unit found in the Solomon bar Simson Chronicle is a description of the fate of three major Rhineland Jewish communities: Speyer, Worms, and Mainz. The chapter discusses the parallels found between these two narratives and the possible relationship between these two compositions. One section looks at the deletions and the additions that were made, while another identifies the central themes in the recurrent editorial glosses to the Speyer-Worms-Mainz story.