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Universal Powers
(842 words)

The first centuries of the Middle Ages were an age of particularism. Following the deposition of the last Western Roman emperor in 476, kingdoms ruled by Germanic elites began to form. The structure o…

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Karl Ubl, “Universal Powers”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages. Consulted online on 19 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_bema_SIM_033676>
First published online: 2016



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