Sören Frommer (Ed.)
Gammertingen, St. Michael
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Located on the edge of the late medieval town of Gammertingen, the unimposing chapel of St. Michael is a relic of a high nobility estate of the 10th–12th centuries AD, whose roots go back to the Merovingian period. Interdisciplinary analyses of the archaeological excavations give an extraordinary insight into the emergence and development of a medieval dynastic estate and at the same time indicate the role of local tradition already in the early days of aristocratic development. Starting immediately with the first massive church built around 980 AD, the chapel is used as a dynastic burial site by the resident high nobility. But also for later phases, St. Michael’s chapel provides first-hand information, for example on the epochal conflict between Gammertingen’s town lord Dietrich von Speth and Duke Ulrich of Württemberg in the 16th century.
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