Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Benjamin Arnold
    Pages 13-74
  3. Benjamin Arnold
    Pages 75-125
  4. Benjamin Arnold
    Pages 126-179
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 193-247

About this book


Medieval Germany, 500-1300 is an interpretation of the foundation of Germany based upon the three most outstanding characteristics of the medieval polity: its division into several distinct peoples with their own customs, dialects, and economic interests from whom the later 'Germans' would be drawn; the imperial ambitions to which the successive German dynasties aspired; and the structure of German kingship, which was a military, religious, and juridical exercise of authority rather than a meticulous administration based upon scribal institutions.


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Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Medieval Germany 500–1300
  • Book Subtitle A Political Interpretation
  • Authors Benjamin Arnold
  • Series Title European History in Perspective
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1997
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection History (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-61091-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-61092-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-25677-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 247
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics History of Medieval Europe
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