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Medieval Germany 500–1300

A Political Interpretation

  • Authors
  • Benjamin Arnold
Textbook

Part of the European History in Perspective book series (EUROHIP)

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

Introduction

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.

Keywords

empire governance Institution

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