In the late Middle Ages ecclesiastical institutions such as churches, monasteries, seminaries and convents played a key role for the city of Trier. The team of researchers from Trier University is using the city’s interest and loans register to approach the topic. What can this source reveal about church construction – then experiencing an upswing – its financing, and the connection between the Church and the community? How could it be, for example, that the world-famous city gate Porta Nigra once accommodated two churches? It can be concluded that the Church and capital enjoyed a close, almost symbiotic relationship, which was not only reflected in the cityscape, but was also expressed in the closely interwoven interest and loans practice at the time.
Academic Project Manager
Prof Dr Lukas Clemens
Overall Planning Teams
Gisela Graichen und Peter Prestel