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Hierarchical Order
(806 words)

The medieval concept of hierarchy (Greek for "holy rule") stood for a divinely established order encompassing both the heavenly spiritual beings (angels) and human beings in their forms of political o…

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Karl Ubl, “Hierarchical Order”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages. Consulted online on 25 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_bema_SIM_033679>
First published online: 2016



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