League of cities

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Several leagues of cities (in German: Städtebünde, singular Städtebund) became influential in the history of the Holy Roman Empire. Military alliance and mutual assistance strengthened the position of imperial cities, especially during the interregnum period of the 13th to 14th century.


  1. ^ Lombard League, Encyclopædia Britannica, retrieved Feb 12, 2013
  2. ^ I. S. Robinson (1990), The Papacy, 1073–1198: Continuity and Innovation (Cambridge University Press), p. 522.
  3. ^ R.G.D. Laffan, "The Empire under Maximilian I", in The New Cambridge Modern History, vol. I 1975:198.

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