State and Nobility in Early Modern Germany: The Knightly Feud in Franconia, 1440-1567

State and Nobility in Early Modern Germany: The Knightly Feud in Franconia, 1440-1567

by Hillay Zmora, Olwen Hufton, John Elliott
     
 

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ISBN-10: 052152265X

ISBN-13: 9780521522656

Pub. Date: 10/31/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book offers a new paradigm of the history of the German nobility in the early modern period. It shows that, contrary to the prevailing view, the nobility was not in a period of crisis that facilitated the rise of the state. Rather, the nobility underwent a process of social stratification in the wake of the growth of the state. This process led to the formation

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This book offers a new paradigm of the history of the German nobility in the early modern period. It shows that, contrary to the prevailing view, the nobility was not in a period of crisis that facilitated the rise of the state. Rather, the nobility underwent a process of social stratification in the wake of the growth of the state. This process led to the formation of an 'elite of wealthy noble families on whose co-operation the state depended. This alliance, and not a presumed partnership between rulers and bourgeoisie, was the driving force in early modern Germany.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521522656
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/31/2003
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Early Modern History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. The problem of the feud; 2. The politics of violence; 3. The Franconian nobility; 4. Prosopography of the feuding noblemen; 5. State, nobility and lordship; 6. The decline of the feud; Appendices.

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