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Author Arnold, Benjamin.
Title Medieval Germany, 500-1300 : a political interpretation / Benjamin Arnold.
Imprint Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, 1997.

Author Arnold, Benjamin.
Subject Germany -- Politics and government -- To 1517.
Description x, 247 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 231-233) and index.
ISBN 0802041914 (bound)
0802080537 (pbk.)
OCLC # 35976570
Table of Contents
 Preface and Acknowledgements 
 Introduction: German Political Identity in the Middle Ages1
Pt. IThe Peoples and Provinces of Medieval Germany13
  The Foundation of Bavaria13
  Carolingian Bavaria17
  The Age of the Liutpolding and Saxon Dukes21
  Carinthia to 97623
  Alemannia (Swabia) and Alpine Raetia25
  Franconia Until the Tenth Century31
  The Establishment of Lotharingia37
  The Frisians39
  Saxony and the Franks40
  The Emergence of the Saxon Duchy45
  Thuringia down to the Tenth Century46
  The Crown and the Dukedoms in the Tenth Century48
  Saxon Ducal Power in the Eleventh Century52
  Swabia: Crown, Duke and Counts53
  Lotharingia and the Prevalence of Feud55
  Franconia and the Rise of the Salian Dynasty57
  Bavaria and the Crown's Authority58
  Carinthia 976-112261
  The Provinces in the Saxon War and the War of Investitures62
  Transformation of the Provinces after 110068
  The Politics of Conflict in the Provinces70
  People, Province and Jurisdictional Subdivision after 110073
Pt. IIGermany and Its Neo-Roman Empire75
  Eighth-Century Foundations for the Neo-Roman Empire76
  The Coronation of 800 as the Formative Event78
  The Western Imperial Ideal in the Ninth Century82
  Imperial Restoration in the Tenth Century83
  Ideal and Reality under Otto II and Otto III87
  Imperial Rule and Ecclesiastical Reform, 1002-105692
  The Rupture Between Empire and Papacy96
  The Ideology of Conflict and the Progress of Compromise100
  The Western Imperial Ideal in the Twelfth Century103
  Emperor Henry VI, Pope Innocent III, and the Future of the Empire108
  The Rise of Frederick II111
  From the Downfall of the Staufen to the Peace of Lausanne in 1275116
  Economic Rationale for the German Imperial Experience119
  Eschatology and Empire120
  The Western Imperial Ideal by the End of the Thirteenth Century124
Pt. IIIKingship and Governance in Medieval Germany126
  Legacies of Germanic Kingship127
  Carolingian Kingship in Germany128
  The Carolingians of East Francia and Itinerant Kingship130
  The Last Carolingians of East Francia131
  Military and Theocratic Kingship: Henry I and Otto I133
  The Symbiosis of the German Church and Medieval Kingship137
  Specific Cases: Magdeburg and Bamberg139
  Bishops as Servants of the Crown142
  The Royal Chapel and Chancery145
  German Kingship and the Administration of Justice146
  Kingship and Law-making148
  Legislation by Diploma and Custumal150
  The Twelfth Century: the Rise of the Landfrieden151
  Frederick II as Legislator for Germany156
  The Material Resources of Kingship158
  The Royal Palaces and Other Residences Used159
  The Church and Its Renders to the Royal Court161
  The Status of Royal and Ecclesiastical Property164
  The Twelfth-Century Land-Register of the King of the Romans166
  Royal Wealth and Revenues after the Tafelguterverzeichnis167
  Governance, Royal Perambulation and Their Consequences170
  Elective Monarchy in Medieval Germany174
 Conclusion: Tasks of Governance in Medieval Germany180
 Select Bibliography231

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