Itinerant Kingship and Royal Monasteries in Early Medieval Germany, c.936-1075

Itinerant Kingship and Royal Monasteries in Early Medieval Germany, c.936-1075

by John W. Bernhardt
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521394899

ISBN-13: 9780521394895

Pub. Date: 03/28/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book examines the relationship between the royal monasteries in tenth- and eleventh-century Germany and the German monarchs. It focuses on the practical aspects of governing without a capital and while constantly in motion, and on the payments and services that monasteries provided to the king and that in turn supported the king's travel economically and

Overview

This book examines the relationship between the royal monasteries in tenth- and eleventh-century Germany and the German monarchs. It focuses on the practical aspects of governing without a capital and while constantly in motion, and on the payments and services that monasteries provided to the king and that in turn supported the king's travel economically and politically. It concludes that German rulers did in fact make much greater use of their royal monasteries than has hitherto been recognized.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521394895
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2007
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought: Fourth Series, #21
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Introduction; 1. German kingship and royal monasteries: the historical and historiographical context; 2. Itinerant kingship, royal monasteries and the servitium regis; 3. Servitium regis and monastic property; 4. Monasteries in the Saxon heartland; 5. Monasteries in Westphalia; 6. Monasteries in the Saxon-Hessian border; 7. Monasteries in Hesse and Thuringia; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.

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