Kings, Politics, and the Right Order of the World in German Historiography c. 950-1150

Kings, Politics, and the Right Order of the World in German Historiography c. 950-1150

by Sverre Bagge

Hardcover

$141.08 $148.00 Save 5% Current price is $141.08, Original price is $148. You Save 5%.
Eligible for FREE SHIPPING
  • Get it by Tuesday, October 3 , Order now and choose Expedited Delivery during checkout.

Overview

Kings, Politics, and the Right Order of the World in German Historiography c. 950-1150 by Sverre Bagge

This volume discusses German historiography from the c. 950 to 1150 through a close examination of six works. In contrast to most earlier scholarship, it focuses on the narrative as an expression of the authors' way of finding meaning in the sequence of events, and as evidence for their understanding of society, politics, and human behaviour. In particular, it is shown that changing attitudes to society are reflected in the different ways the narrative is organized and individuals and their actions are represented. While the earlier works depict a society based on face-to-face relationships, the idea of an organised community, governed by the king as God's representative, becomes increasingly prominent in the later ones. Finally, the results of the analysis are discussed against the background of more general trends in medieval political and intellectual history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789004124684
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 03/13/2002
Series: Studies in the History of Christian Traditions Series , #103
Pages: 448
Product dimensions: 6.56(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.33(d)

About the Author

Sverre Bagge, Ph.D. (1980) in History, University of Bergen, is Professor of History at the University of Bergen, Norway. He has published on medieval political and intellectual history, including Society and Politics in Snorri Sturluson’s Heimskringla (The University of California Press, 1991).

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews