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The Resource The shaping of German identity : authority and crisis, 1245-1414, Len Scales, (electronic resource)

The shaping of German identity : authority and crisis, 1245-1414, Len Scales, (electronic resource)

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The shaping of German identity : authority and crisis, 1245-1414
Title
The shaping of German identity
Title remainder
authority and crisis, 1245-1414
Statement of responsibility
Len Scales
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"German identity began to take shape in the late Middle Ages during a period of political weakness and fragmentation for the Holy Roman Empire, the monarchy under which most Germans lived. Between the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries, the idea that there existed a single German people, with its own lands, language and character, became increasingly widespread, as was expressed in written works of the period. This book - the first on its subject in any language - poses a challenge to some dominant assumptions of current historical scholarship: that early European nation-making inevitably took place within the developing structures of the institutional state; and that, in the absence of such structural growth, the idea of a German nation was uniquely, radically and fatally retarded. In recounting the formation of German identity in the late Middle Ages, this book offers an important new perspective both on German history and on European nation-making" --
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1961-
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Scales, Len
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • National characteristics, German
  • Nationalism
  • Political culture
  • Monarchy
  • Crises
  • Germany
  • Germany
  • Germany
  • Holy Roman Empire
Label
The shaping of German identity : authority and crisis, 1245-1414, Len Scales, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: German questions -- Modern history: inventing the medieval German nation -- Ruled out: monarchy, government and 'state' in Germany -- Realm of imagination: communicating power after the Hohenstaufen -- Shades of a kingdom: in search of a German political community -- The matter of Rome: universalising political identities -- Roman empire, German nation: the German imperial tradition -- Trojans, Giants and other Germans: peoplehoods forgotten, remembered and relocated -- Rome's Barbarians: accounting for the Germans -- East: applying identities -- Being German (I): place and name -- Being German (II): language and locality -- Conclusion: Endings and beginnings
Control code
ssj0000658639
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 619 p.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780521573337
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012000309
Other physical details
maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000658639
Label
The shaping of German identity : authority and crisis, 1245-1414, Len Scales, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: German questions -- Modern history: inventing the medieval German nation -- Ruled out: monarchy, government and 'state' in Germany -- Realm of imagination: communicating power after the Hohenstaufen -- Shades of a kingdom: in search of a German political community -- The matter of Rome: universalising political identities -- Roman empire, German nation: the German imperial tradition -- Trojans, Giants and other Germans: peoplehoods forgotten, remembered and relocated -- Rome's Barbarians: accounting for the Germans -- East: applying identities -- Being German (I): place and name -- Being German (II): language and locality -- Conclusion: Endings and beginnings
Control code
ssj0000658639
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 619 p.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780521573337
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012000309
Other physical details
maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000658639

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