Princes and Territories in Medieval Germany by Benjamin Arnold
English | July 26, 1991 | ISBN: 0521390850 | 328 Pages | PDF | 17 MB
This book addresses the most important question in pre-modern German political history: why did a multiplicity of states and territories emerge by the end of the Middle Ages instead of an incipient 'nation state' under the crown?
The answer is found not in the supposed failures of German kingship, but instead in the creative aristocratic successes of the secular dynasties and princes of the Church.
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