Heike Johanna Mierau

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Heike Johanna Mierau is a German historian .

Mierau studied history and Latin in Göttingen and Freiburg . She received her doctorate in 1997 with Wolfgang Petke in Göttingen on medieval parish pastoral care in Salzburg and Passau . In 2002 habilitated them at the Westphalian Wilhelms University in Münster .

She taught medieval history with a focus on imperial and papal history as well as ecclesiastical social history at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg . She was also the chair of medieval history and historic auxiliary sciences , the Acting Chair of Klaus Herbers . Since the winter semester 2019/20 she has no longer worked at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg.

She wrote several entries in the biographical-bibliographical church lexicon .


  • Vita communis and parish pastoral care. Studies on the dioceses of Salzburg and Passau in the high and late Middle Ages (= research on ecclesiastical legal history and canon law. Vol. 21). Böhlau, Cologne et al. 1993, ISBN 978-3-412-03296-8 .
  • with Antje Sander-Berke and Birgit Studt : Studies on the tradition of the Flores temporum (= Monumenta Germaniae historica. Studies and texts. Vol. 14). Hahn, Hannover 1996, ISBN 3-7752-5414-5 .
  • with Stefan Esders : The Old High German Oath of Clergy. Episcopal diocesan authority, church charities and vernacular legal practice in early medieval Bavaria (= Monumenta Germaniae historica. Studies and texts. Vol. 28). Hahn, Hannover 2000, ISBN 978-3-7752-5728-2 .
  • Emperor and Pope in the Middle Ages. Böhlau, Cologne et al. 2010, ISBN 978-3-412-20551-5 .

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