Franz Staab

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Franz Staab (born November 21, 1942 in Budenheim , † April 26, 2004 in Stadecken-Elsheim ) was a German historian .


Staab completed his studies and doctorate at the University of Mainz , where he worked as a research assistant and university assistant from 1971 to 1985. The dissertation (with Alfons Becker ) was published in 1972 under the title Investigations on Society on the Middle Rhine in the Carolingian Period . The habilitation thesis from 1984 ( Das Erzstift Mainz in the 10th and 11th centuries ) was published in 2008 by the Vereinigung der Heimatfreunde am Mittelrhein. After a professorship in Mainz from 1985 to 1987, he became a professor at the University of Education in Landau in 1987 (since 1990 University of Koblenz-Landau ).

Staab has been President of the Palatinate Society for the Advancement of Science since 1998 and since 1997 Deputy Chairman of the Palatinate Historical Society . In 2001, until his death, he also served as President of the Society for Middle Rhine Church History , and he was also an author in the NDB .

The medievalist's special interest was in the early and high medieval history of what is now Rhineland-Palatinate . In meticulous essays, he often succeeded in expanding the narrow source base with finds in early modern manuscripts . Most recently Staab worked on a biography of Hildegard von Bingen .

Staab was buried in the main cemetery in Mainz . The Mainz City Library took over 1,500 books from Franz Staab's estate .

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