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Land, Stadt and Reich 33 the position, those ‘Landst¨ande’ that survived into the eighteenth century perceived themselves as representing the interests of the ‘Land ’. Thanks to the Reich’s protective legal cocoon, representative estates survived early-modern princely absolutism in much of Germany. More than that, they actually revived in the eighteenth century, something attributable to international developments. In the later seventeenth century, Habsburg emperors depended upon the German princes for military support against the Ottomans and Louis XIV, and hence used imperial institutions to weaken the estates because these obstructed ‘resource mobilisation’.
In 1763, he published De statu ecclesaie under the pseudonym Febronius, which set out the tenets of what was subsequently labelled ‘Febronianism’: a simpliﬁed liturgy, the eventual union of Protestants and Catholics, and the establishment of a German National Church under the Archbishop of Mainz as Primas Germaniae with only 20 21 22 23 Hansen, Quellen, 1, pp. 87, 225–7, 325. Also (for Cologne), Gisela Mettele, ‘K¨olner B¨urgertum in der Umbruchszeit (1776–1815)’, in Gall, Vom alten zum neuen B¨urgertum, pp.
These essentially medieval institutions comprised the representatives of the ‘Land’, a term without equivalent in English. A ‘Land’ was deﬁned by its peculiar (and supposedly ancient) customs and laws rather than by geography. It might not necessarily coincide with the dynastically deﬁned territory of the prince. For example, dynastic agglomerations like Prussia, the Habsburg Monarchy and Wittelsbach holdings encompassed many ‘lands’. Alternatively, a particular ‘land’ might be divided amongst several princely possessions.