Medieval Germany, 500-1300 A Political Interpretation

by Benjamin Arnold

Part of the European History in Perspective Series

Medieval Germany, 500-1300 A Political Interpretation Synopsis

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.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780333610923
Publication date: 9th June 1997
Author: Benjamin Arnold
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 247 pages
Categories: Constitution: government & the state, European history, Early history: c 500 to c 1450/1500, Genealogy, heraldry, names & honours,

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