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Author Scales, Len, 1961-

Title The Shaping of German Identity : Authority and Crisis, 1245-1414
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012
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Contents Cover; The Shaping of German Identity; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Maps; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction: German questions; Long journey; Concepts, terms, names; 1: Modern history: inventing the medieval German nation; Wilhelmine Gothic; Sonderweg; The medieval nation: roots and routes; Reframing the nation: the late Middle Ages; 2: Ruled out: monarchy, government and 'state' in Germany; At the tomb of Archbishop Siegfried; Monarchy, government and nation: a European paradigm; State of dissolution: monarchy and government in Germany
10: Being German (I): place and nameIdentifying landscapes; On German soil; Naming land and people; 11: Being German (II): language and locality; Kulturnation; Language and people; Homelands; Conclusion: endings and beginnings; Becoming visible; Departures; Sources and bibliography; UNPUBLISHED PRIMARY SOURCES; PUBLISHED PRIMARY SOURCES; SECONDARY WORKS; Index
3: Realm of imagination: communicating power after the HohenstaufenCommunicating Landscapes; Monarchy in mind; Communicating power; 4: Shades of a kingdom: in search of a German political community; At the Cologne Gate; The kingdom in the east; German government, German society; 5: The matter of Rome: universalising political identities; A lesson from Viterbo; Imperium; The persistence of imperialism; Imperial crisis, imperial public; The Empire in debate; 6: Roman Empire, German nation: the German imperial tradition; A German world order; The matter of Germany
Imperial princes, German princesTranslatio imperii; Election and identity; 7: Trojans, giants and other Germans: peoplehoods forgotten, remembered and relocated; Wild men; Amnesia; Origines gentium; The great Charles; The course of German history; 8: Rome's barbarians: accounting for the Germans; Thinking with monsters; Men destined for war; 9: East: applying identities; Under the Virgin's mantle; Germans and the eastern Other; Swords and ploughshares: Germans in the east; Unsettled identities; Ethnic groups and boundaries; Wider horizons: Teutonic Order and Hansa
Summary German identity, a key force in history, took shape during the late Middle Ages. This book explains how and why
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Crises -- Germany -- History -- To 1500.
Monarchy -- Germany -- History -- To 1500.
National characteristics, German -- History -- To 1500.
Nationalism -- Germany -- History -- To 1500.
Political culture -- Germany -- History -- To 1500.
Germany -- History -- 1273-1517.
Germany -- Politics and government -- 1273-1517.
Germany -- Relations -- Holy Roman Empire.
Holy Roman Empire -- Relations -- Germany.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2012000309
ISBN 0511980167 (electronic book)
1139379372 (electronic bk.)
9781139379373 (electronic bk.)
9780511980169 (electronic book)