“Rules and Rituals”

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Gerd Althoff's new book collects fifteen of his more recent contributions, which elucidate the functioning of prestate societies. It examines how rules and political rituals governed behavior in the medieval power games between kings, churchmen and nobles.

“An independent voice”

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In Cologne, the Islamic theologian Prof. Dr. Mouhanad Khorchide of the University of Münster’s Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics” has been awarded the “Ring of Tolerance” of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts.

When law freed itself from religion and politics

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Münster legal historian Nils Jansen from the University of Münster’s Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics” has presented the first comprehensive overview of the historical process by which law became an autonomous system in society, independent of religion, politics and science.

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Numerous publications arise from the Cluster of Excellence’s research projects. Information about the current publications can be found here.

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Aimed at an exchange, the Cluster of Excellence regularly hosts interdisciplinary conferences, workshops and lectures.