Enno Bünz

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Enno Bünz (born September 19, 1961 in Marne ) is a German historian .


Bünz studied history , German and Latin studies at the universities of Kiel and Würzburg and passed the first state examination in 1988 . From 1989 to 1990 he worked as a research assistant at the Julius Maximilians University of Würzburg. Then Bünz supervised the exhibition " Bernward von Hildesheim and the Age of the Ottonians " at the Diocesan Museum Hildesheim until his doctorate in 1993 . Between 1993 and 2001 he was a research assistant to Matthias Werner at the chair for Thuringian regional history and medieval history at the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena . There he completed his habilitation in 1999 with a thesis on “The lower clergy in late medieval Thuringia. Studies on church constitution, clergy taxation, parish clergy and beneficiary market in the Thuringian part of the Archdiocese of Mainz ” .

In the 2001/02 winter semester, Bünz accepted an offer as successor to Wieland Held to the chair for Saxon regional history at the University of Leipzig , which he has held since then. In addition, since September 2002 he has been a member of the directorate of the Institute for Saxon History and Folklore . On February 10, 2017, he was elected a full member of the Saxon Academy of Sciences .

Research activity

Bünz's research focuses on German and comparative regional history (especially Saxony , Thuringia , Franconia and Schleswig-Holstein ), the history of the High and Late Middle Ages and the Reformation, as well as auxiliary historical sciences (in particular diplomacy and sphragistics ).

He is a member of numerous bodies and commissions , including the Society for Franconian History , the Historical Commission for Thuringia , the Historical Commission for Saxony-Anhalt , the Historical Commission at the Saxon Academy of Sciences and the Board of Trustees of the Saxon State Library - State and University Library . Bünz has been co-editor of the German Archive for Research into the Middle Ages since the publication of issue 69/1 (2013) .

In 2004, Bünz was awarded the Bordesholm University Prize for his work on the history of Schleswig-Holstein in the Middle Ages .



  • Haug Abbey in Würzburg. Investigations into the history of a Franconian collegiate foundation in the Middle Ages. Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen 1998, ISBN 3-525-35444-4 (= publications of the Max Planck Institute for History. Volume 128) [Diss. phil., Würzburg 1993].
  • Franconian land register. Directory of medieval arable sources in the area of ​​the Würzburg monastery. Degener Verlag, Neustadt ad Aisch 1998, ISBN 3-768-69203-5 (= sources on the legal and economic history of Franconia. Volume 13).
  • Between canon reform and reformation. Beginnings, heyday and decline of the Augustinian canons of Neumünster-Bordesholm and Segeberg (12th to 16th centuries). Augustiner-Chorherren-Verlag, Paring 2002, ISBN 3-980-54699-3 (= series of publications of the Academy of Augustinian Canons of Windesheim. Volume 7).
  • Martin Luther's order in Neustadt an der Orla. The Augustinian Hermits Monastery and its monks. Verlag B. Vopelius, Jena 2007, ISBN 978-3-939718-02-4 (= contributions to history and urban culture. Volume 13).
  • together with Manfred Rudersdorf and Detlef Döring : History of the University of Leipzig 1409–2009. Volume 1: Late Middle Ages and early modern times 1409–1830 / 31. Leipziger Universitätsverlag, Leipzig 2009, ISBN 978-3-86583-301-3 .
  • The medieval parish. Selected studies on April 13-16 Century . Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen 2017, ISBN 978-3-16-153874-2 .


  • together with Rainer Gries and Frank Möller : The X day in history. Expectations and disappointments for a thousand years. DVA, Stuttgart 1997, ISBN 3-421-05099-6 .
  • The Mainzer Subsidienregister für Thüringen from 1506. Böhlau Verlag, Cologne et al. 2005, ISBN 3-412-16603-0 (= publications of the Historical Commission for Thuringia. Large series. Volume 8).
  • together with Stefan Rhein and Günther Wartenberg : Faith and Power. Theology, Politics and Art in the Century of the Reformation. EVA, Leipzig 2005, ISBN 3-374-02322-3 (= writings of the Luther Memorials Foundation in Saxony-Anhalt. Volume 5).
  • together with Klaus-Joachim Lorenzen-Schmidt : Clergy, Church and Piety in Late Medieval Schleswig-Holstein. Wachholtz Verlag, Neumünster 2006, ISBN 3-529-02941-6 (= studies on the economic and social history of Schleswig-Holstein. Volume 41).
  • Books, printers, libraries in Central Germany. New research on the history of communication and media around 1500. Leipziger Universitätsverlag, Leipzig 2006, ISBN 3-865-83120-6 (= writings on Saxon history and folklore. Volume 15).
  • together with Klaus Herbers : The Jacobus cult in Saxony. Verlag G. Narr, Tübingen 2007, ISBN 978-3-8233-6332-3 (= Jakobus Studies. Volume 17).
  • Eastern settlement and regional development in Saxony. The Kührener deed from 1154 and its historical context. Leipziger Universitätsverlag, Leipzig 2008, ISBN 978-3-86583-165-1 (= writings on Saxon history and folklore. Volume 23).
  • together with Franz Fuchs : Humanism at the University of Leipzig. Files of the in cooperation with the Chair for Saxon State History at the University of Leipzig, the University Library of Leipzig and the Leipzig History Association on 9/10 November 2007 in Leipzig organized symposium. Verlag O. Harrassowitz, Wiesbaden 2009, ISBN 978-3-447-06079-0 (= Pirckheimer-Jahrbuch für Renaissance- und Humanismusforschung. Volume 23).

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Press release: Bordesholmer University Prize goes to Leipzig historian , accessed on August 21, 2010.