Germany in the High Middle Ages: C.1050-1200

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Cambridge University Press, Oct 9, 1986 - History - 209 pages
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Germany in the High Middle Ages opens with a wide-ranging and yet detailed description of the conditions under which men lived and their attitudes of mind during the period 1050-1200: against this background it proceeds to analyse the fundamental political, social, economic and cultural changes of the period in central Europe. Professor Fuhrmann considers the social transformation brought about by the emergence of new classes such as ministeriales and burghers, and examines the intellectual renewal reflected in the rise of scholasticism and the foundation of the universities. He also describes the gradual erosion of the power of the German rulers, which led to the Empire losing its position as the leading power in Europe, and yet was accompanied, by a last flowering under the Staufen emperors amid the chivalric culture with which they were closely associated. Throughout the book these changes are contrasted with contemporary developments elsewhere in Europe, especially in France, England and Italy.
 

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Contents

GERMAN HISTORY IN THE HIGH MIDDLE AGESCONCEPTS EXPLANATIONS FACTS
1
GERMANY IN THE EUROPE OF THE HIGH MIDDLE AGES
16
PROGRESS AND PROMISE THE GERMAN EMPIRE IN THE MID ELEVENTH CENTURY
31
REX ET SACERDOSTHE PRIESTLY KINGSHIP OF HENRY III 103956
38
STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES OF SALIAN KINGSHIP
40
HENRY III AS ROMAN PATRICIUS AND THE GERMAN POPES
43
THE BEGINNINGS AND AIMS OF CHURCH REFORM
46
FRANCE ENGLAND AND THE NORTH
49
CHURCH AND SPIRITUALITY IN THE AGE OF BERNARD OF CLAIRVAUX
109
KINGSHIP WITHOUT A FUTURE
116
KINGSHIP WITHOUT IMPERIAL GLORY
125
THE CENTREPOINT OF THE GERMAN MIDDLE AGES FREDERICK BARBAROSSA AND HIS AGE
135
THE ELECTION OF FREDERICK I AND THE NEW POLICY OF BALANCE
137
FREDERICK AND THE EMPIRE BEFORE THE ALEXANDRINE SCHISM
142
EMPIRE AND PAPACY IN THE STRUGGLE FOR SUPREMACY
157
NEW FORMS OF GOVERNMENT
167

FROM CHRISTUS DOMINI TO ANTICHRIST THE KING OF GERMANY AND THE INVESTITURE CONTEST
51
THE REIGN OF HENRY IV AND ITS CONSEQUENCES
52
THE RISE OF THE SECULAR STATE AND THE PRIESTLY CHURCH
81
POLITICAL REORIENTATION AND EMERGENT DIVERSITY FROM SALIAN IMPERIAL CHURCH SYSTEM TO STAUFER KINGSHIP
96
THE RESULTS OF THE INVESTITURE CONTEST
97
HENRY VI AND THE SHIFT IN THE EMPIRES CENTRE OF GRAVITY
180
BIBLIOGRAPHY
187
INDEX
196
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About the author (1986)

Fuhrmann is president emeritus of Monumenta Germaniae Historica and Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften.

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