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Germany in the High Middle Ages C. 1050-1200

ISBN-10: 0521319803
ISBN-13: 9780521319805
Edition: 1986
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Book details

List price: $49.99
Copyright year: 1986
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/9/1986
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 220
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Germany in the High Middle Ages opens with a wide-ranging and yet detailed description of the conditions under which men lived and their attitudes of mind during the period 1050-1200: against this background it proceeds to analyse the fundamental Political, social, economic and cultural changes of the period in central Europe. Professor Fuhrmann considers the social transformation brought about by the emergence of new classes such as ministeriales and burghers, and examines the intellectual renewal reflected in the rise of scholasticism and the foundation of the universities. He also describes the gradual erosion of the power of the German rulers, which led to the Empire losing its position as the leading power in Europe, and yet was accompanied, by a last flowering under the Staufen emperors arid the chivalric culture with which they were closely associated. Throughout the book these changes are contrasted with contemporary developments elsewhere in Europe, especially in France, England and Italy.

Francis J. Tschan was President of the American Catholic Historical Association.Tim Reuter is on the faculty of the department of history, University of Southampton, UK.

German History in the High Middle Ages--Concepts, Explanations, Facts
The three 'essentials' of history--space, time, and man
The medieval view of space, time, and man
Space, time, man: facts and findings
Germany in the Europe of the high Middle Ages
Middle Ages and 'high Middle Ages'--Europe and the 'West'
Germany, the Germans and their neighbours
The economy of the Empire
The period from 1050 to 1200 as a turning-point in European and German history
'Progress and Promise': The German Empire in the Mid Eleventh Century
Social stratification and the structure of government in the Ottonian and Salian period
Rex et sacerdos--the priestly kingship of Henry III (1039-56)
Strengths and weaknesses of Salian kingship
Henry III as Roman patricius and the German popes
The beginnings and aims of church reform
The distance from the rest of Europe: France, England, and the North
From Christus Domini to Antichrist: The King of Germany and the Investiture Contest
The reign of Henry IV and its consequences
The papacy and the regency government
Canossa: the turning-point
The Libelli de lite and the beginnings of scholastic thought
The expansion of the West and the First Crusade
The town as an institution and a way of life
The rise of the secular state and the priestly church
The Investiture Contest in France and England
The beginnings of Henry V's reign
The road to the Concordat of Worms (1122)
Political Reorientation and Emergent Diversity: From Salian Imperial Church System to Staufer Kingship
The results of the Investiture Contest
The kingdom of Germany
The rest of Europe
'The love of learning and the desire for God': church and spirituality in the age of Bernard of Clairvaux
Lother III: kingship without a future
Lothar as a 'legal antiking'
Lother III and the position on the eastern frontier
Conrad III: kingship without imperial glory
Conrad's election and the Welf opposition
European alliances and the Second Crusade
The Centre-Point of the German Middle Ages: Frederick Barbarossa and His Age
The election of Frederick I and the new policy of balance
Frederick and the Empire before the Alexandrine schism
The revival of imperial rule in imperial Italy and the breach with the Curia
Frederick's German policy
The Staufer idea of empire
Empire and papacy in the struggle for supremacy
Papal schism and diplomacy to the death of Alexander III (1181)
Staufer government in Germany
New forms of government
The fall of Henry the Lion and the so-called 'new estate of imperial princes'
Kingship and feudalism in France and England
International alliances and the Third Crusade
The chivalric ethos of the Staufer period
Henry VI and the shift in the Empire's centre of gravity
The German kingdom and the Sicilian inheritance
Plans and beginnings
Bibliography
Index

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