Districts of Arnstein (Mansfelder Land)

Districts of Arnstein (Mansfelder Land) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Medieval Imperial lordship in the eastern Harz Mountains, a neighbour of Mansfeld and lying northwest of Halle.  Two branches of the family acquired territory in the region southeast of Magdeburg, at Barby and at Lindow (Lindau).  The Lindow branch also acquired the distant lordship of Ruppin on the further side of Brandenburg and bordering on Mecklenburg.   Arnstein itself passed through marriage to the Counts of Falkenstein, c.1290, was inherited by the Counts of Regenstein in the 1330s and sold to the Counts of Mansfeld in 1387.

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