This is a completely revised and updated edition of a major history of an important period in German and European history, starting with the accession of Henry IV to the German throne in 1056, taking in the reign of the energetic and successful Frederick Barbarossa (1152-90), and culminating with the election of Rudolf Habsburg who reimposed order following the fall of the Hohenstaufens. The German empire stretched from Rome to Pomerania, and
from Hainaut to Silesia; its history is of major significance for the politics of Europe, for the expansion of Latin Christendom, and for the fortunes of the Papacy. Every aspect of its internal life is covered: economic growth and population increase, education, trade and industry, the church and
religious life. Political development and accompanying social changes are examined and placed in their European context. This book provides a valuable and up-to-date guide to the complex and generally unfamiliar history of medieval Germany.
`Haverkamp's range is far wider than that offered in other works ... This book deserves to become the standard text in English for students of Germany in the central Middle Ages.' Journal of Medieval History
`a very welcome addition ... It is solid, reliable, and contains many details which normally escape the textbook' Julia Barrow, VCH of Cheshire, History
Notes on References; Introduction; I. The Age in European Perspective: 1. The Expansion of the West in the Mediterranean Area; 2. The Spread of Latin Christendom in Continental Europe; 3. The Creation of New Kingdoms and Forms of Lordship; 4. Population Increase, Settlement Density, and Economic Growth; 5. Poverty, Penitence, and Heresy; 6. The Papacy, the Church, and Monasticism; 7. Education and Learning; 8. Social Change; 9. Typology and Transmission of
Sources; II. Germany from the Middle of the Eleventh to the Middle of the Twelfth Century: Tradition and Change: 1. Imperial Rule from Henry III to Barbarossa (1056-1152); 2. The Power Structure and its Evolution; 3. The Badis and Development of the Economy; 4. The Church, Piety, and Education; 5. Groups
and Communities in Transformation; III. Germany Under the Staufen: New Forms and Limitations: 1. Imperial Rule in the Staufen Period; 2. Continuity and Change in Lordship; 3. The Expansion of the Economy; 4. Church Life, Piety, and Education; 5. New Beginnings in the Social System; IV. Germany in the Context of Europe; Bibliography; Index; Map.
Number Of Pages: 434
Published: 27th August 1992
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8
Weight (kg): 0.58
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised