The Shaping of German Identity: Authority and Crisis, 1245-1414

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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 ...

The Shaping of German Identity: Authority and Crisis, 1245-1414 2015, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107460348

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