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Salt, Sword, and Crozier

Books and Coins from the Prince-Bishopric of Salzburg (c. 1500 — c. 1800)

Felice Lifshitz & Joseph Patrouch

Art History, Canadian Studies

Published: October 2017
ISBN: 9781551953779
Pages: 120 Size: 8.5x10.625
Illustrations: Over 100 colour illustrations

Like the popes in Rome, the Prince-Bishops of Salzburg ruled over substantial territories as secular princes. Salt, Sword, and Crozier highlights their dual authority—the princely sword and the bishop’s staff or crozier—and the basis of their economic power in their control of natural resources such as salt. The exhibition showcases books from the Salzburg prince-bishop’s seminary library that were printed from the fifteenth through the early-nineteenth century, supplemented by coins minted under the authority of successive archbishops beginning in the twelfth century and ending in 1786.

Felice Lifshitz is Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies, and of Religious Studies.

Joseph F. Patrouch is the Director of the Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies and a Professor in the Department of History and Classics. Both authors are from the University of Alberta, Edmonton.