IMC 2009: Sessions

Session 124: For Earthly Kingship and the Realm of Heaven: Bishop Meinwerk of Paderborn

Monday 13 July 2009, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Erzbistum Paderborn / Landschaftsverband Westfalen-Lippe (LWL)
Organiser:Arnold Otto, Erzbischöfliches Generalvikariat Erzbistumsarchiv, Paderborn
Moderator/Chair:Arnold Otto, Erzbischöfliches Generalvikariat Erzbistumsarchiv, Paderborn
Paper 124-aThe Vita Meinwerci: Recent Research Results
(Language: English)
Guido M. Berndt, Institut zur interdisziplinären Erforschung des Mittelalters & seines Nachwirkens, Universität Paderborn
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - Latin
Paper 124-bMeinwerk and the Expansion of Paderborn in the 11th Century: Current Archaeological Research
(Language: English)
Sven Spiong, Archäologische Denkmalpflege, Stadtarchäologie Paderborn
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Architecture - Religious, Architecture - Secular
Paper 124-cFor Monarchy and Heaven: The Millennial of the Consecration of Bishop Meinwerk of Paderborn - The Exhibition in the Kaiserpfalz
(Language: English)
Martin Kroker, Museum in der Kaiserpfalz, Paderborn
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Architecture - General, Economics - Urban
Paper 124-dFor Monarchy and Heaven: The Millennial of the Consecration of Bishop Meinwerk of Paderborn - The Exhibition in the Diözesanmuseum
(Language: English)
Christoph Stiegemann, Erzbischöfliches Diözesanmuseum, Paderborn
Index terms: Art History - General, Ecclesiastical History, Liturgy
Abstract

In the year of 1009 Meinwerk, a descendent from a wealthy family in the Holy Roman Empire became bishop of Paderborn. The Archdiocese of Paderborn and the Landschaftsverband Westfalen-Lippe (LWL) dedicate a centennial exhibition to this prominent member of the Ottonian Reichskirche, who led the diocese until to his death in 1036. Meinwerk as a servant of three emperors was summoned to the palatial convent of Aachen by Otto III, Heinrich II. invested him as bishop of Paderborn and after his death Meinwerk managed to maintain a close relation to kingship also with Konrad II. His service for the empire was rewarded with numerous privileges and benefices enforcing the economical power of Paderborn in a hitherto unknown scale and letting him become a second founder of the bishopric.