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Medieval Germany, 500-1300 A Political Interpretation by Benjamin Arnold

Medieval Germany, 500-1300 A Political Interpretation

Part of the European History in Perspective Series


Medieval Germany, 500-1300 A Political Interpretation by Benjamin Arnold

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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Publication date

9th June 1997


Benjamin Arnold

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Palgrave Macmillan


247 pages


Constitution: government & the state
European history
Early history: c 500 to c 1450/1500
Genealogy, heraldry, names & honours



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