Kingship, Rebellion and Political Culture: England and Germany, c.1215 - c.1250by B. Weiler
Pub. Date: 10/23/2007
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Taking as its starting point two uprisings in England and Germany (Richard Marshal in 1233-4 and Henry (VII) in 1234-5), this book offers a new take on the political culture of high medieval Europe. Themes include: the role of violence; the norms of political behaviour; the public nature of politics; and the social history of political exchange.
Table of ContentsIntroduction PART I: KINGDOMS IN TURMOIL: THE STRUCTURES AND FRAMEWORK OF REVOLT To be king in name as well as deed: the revolt of Henry (VII) in Germany The Marshal rebellion in England (1233-4) Rebellion in Context PART II: THE IDEALS AND NORMS OF POLITICS Loyalty, justice, and honour: Henry (VII) and Frederick II Justice, loyalty and the absence of honour: Frederick II and Henry (VII) as seen by their contemporaries Loyalties true and false: political values in England PART III: THE WAYS AND MEANS OF POLITICS Creating a Public Addressing the public: rituals, gestures and charters Townsmen, clergy, and knights: the public in politics Conclusion
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