A Burgward (also Burgwart ) referred to an area in the 10th / 11th century , in the center of which there was a castle (Burgward center) with protective and feudal functions for the surrounding villages in inheritance . The term comes from Old Saxon .
- Bruno Herrmann: The rule of the Naumburg bishopric on the middle Elbe . Series: Central German Research Volume 59.Böhlau Verlag, Cologne 1970.
- Gerhard Cheap : The Burgward organization in the Upper Saxon-Meissnian area: archaeological-archival comparative studies . Publications of the State Museum for Prehistory Dresden 20, Dt. Verl. Der Wiss, Berlin 1989, ISBN 3-326-00489-3 .