Kings, Politics, and the Right Order of the World in German Historiography c. 950-1150
A Hardback edition by Sverre Bagge in English (Mar 12, 2002)
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Short Description: This volume discusses German historiography from the c. 950 to 1150 through a close examination of six works. In contrast to most earlier scholarship, it focuses on the narrative... Read more
This volume discusses German historiography from the c. 950 to 1150 through a close examination of six works. In contrast to most earlier scholarship, it focuses on the narrative as an expression of the authors' way of finding meaning in the sequence of events, and as evidence for their understanding of society, politics, and human behaviour. In particular, it is shown that changing attitudes to society are reflected in the different ways the narrative is organized and individuals and their actions are represented. While the earlier works depict a society based on face-to-face relationships, the idea of an organised community, governed by the king as God's representative, becomes increasingly prominent in the later ones. Finally, the results of the analysis are discussed against the background of more general trends in medieval political and intellectual history.
Kings, Politics, and the Right Order of the World in German Historiography c. 950-1150 Hardback edition by Sverre Bagge
- Sverre Bagge
- Studies in the History of Christian Traditions, Studies in the History of Christian Thought
- Hardback, Laminated cover
- Publication date
- Mar 12, 2002
- Product dimensions
- 165 x 244 x 32mm
1. Widukind of Corvey, Res gestae Saxonicae
2. Thietmar of Merseburg, Chronicon
3. Wipo, Gesta Chuonradi
4. Lampert of Hersfeld, Annales
5. Vita Heinrici IV
6. Otto of Freising, Gesta Frederici
Conclusion: From Germanic Chieftain to Christian Rex Iustus
Index of Names and Places
Index of Subjects