Heinrich Dormeier

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Heinrich Dormeier (born March 20, 1947 in Borsum near Hildesheim ) is a German historian .

Heinrich Dormeier studied Latin, history and historical auxiliary sciences at the University of Göttingen from 1968 to 1972 . From 1973 to 1975 a research stay at the German Historical Institute in Rome followed . In 1976 he received his doctorate in Göttingen with the work Montecassino and the Laity in the 11th and 12th centuries . Dormeier was a research assistant or university assistant to Hartmut Boockmann, initially from 1977 to 1982 at the University of Kiel and from 1982 to 1986 at the University of Göttingen. His habilitation took place in 1989 in Göttingen with the thesis on administration and accounting in the late medieval principality of Braunschweig-Lüneburg . From 1988 to 1992 he was a research assistant at the German Historical Museum in Berlin . From 1992 to 1995 Dormeier was a substitute professor in Göttingen. This was followed by a substitute professorship at the Free University of Berlin in 1995/96 . From 1997 until his retirement in 2012, Dormeier taught as the successor to Hans Eberhard Mayer as professor of medieval history and historical auxiliary sciences in Kiel. In his inaugural lecture in Kiel in June 1997, he dealt with the Ottonian emperors and the bishops in Regnum Italiae . Using the bishops Odelrich von Cremona and Leo von Vercelli , he examined the limits of imperial freedom of action and episcopal loyalty. His successor at Kiel University was Andreas Bihrer in 2012 .

His research focuses on German-Italian history in the high Middle Ages (10th to 13th centuries), the effects of the plague epidemics in the late Middle Ages, forms of piety and the social environment in Lübeck in the late Middle Ages, the transmission of invoices and administrative practice in German territories in the late Middle Ages and the historical images. Dormeier is one of the authors of the section on the 15th century of the 2005 edition of " Gebhardt ", the fundamental handbook on German history.


  • together with Hartmut Boockmann : Councils, Church and Empire Reform (1410–1495) (= Handbook of German History . Vol. 8). 10th, completely revised edition. Klett-Cotta, Stuttgart 2005, ISBN 3-608-60008-6 .
  • Administration and accounting in the late medieval principality of Braunschweig-Lüneburg (= sources and studies on the history of Lower Saxony in the Middle Ages. Vol. 18). Hahn, Hannover 1994, ISBN 3-7752-5898-1 (also: Göttingen, Universität, habilitation paper, 1988).
  • Montecassino and the lay people in the 11th and 12th centuries (= Monumenta Germaniae historica. Vol. 27). Hiersemann, Stuttgart 1979, ISBN 3-7772-7901-3 (also: Göttingen, university, dissertation).

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  1. See the review by Ulrich Schwarz in: Braunschweigisches Jahrbuch für Landesgeschichte. 76 (1995), p. 212 ( online ).
  2. ^ Heinrich Dormeier: The Ottonian Emperors and the Bishops in the Regnum Italiae. Christian Albrechts University in Kiel. Inaugural lecture on June 11, 1997. Kiel 1997.