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The Northern Lands: Germanic Europe, c.1270-c.1500 / Edition 1

The Northern Lands: Germanic Europe, c.1270-c.1500 / Edition 1

by David Nicholas


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ISBN-13: 9781405100502
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 02/17/2009
Pages: 424
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

David Nicholas is Kathryn and Calhoun Lemon Professor Emeritus of History at Clemson University. He is the author or editor of 15 books and numerous scholarly articles. He has received fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

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Part I: Of Dynasty, Diplomacy and Rebellion: Kingdoms,Principalities and Federations in the Northern Lands:

1. Late Medieval England

2. The Low Countries: Crossroads of the Northern Lands

3. Denmark, Scandinavia and the German Baltic Coast

4. Crown, Princes and States in Late Medieval Germany

Part II: The Bonds of Community: Statecraft, Sovereignty, Lawand Language:

5. The Administration of Sovereignty

6. Law and Justice

7. Language, Group Identity and Proto-National Consciousness

Part III: The Strategies of Lineage:

8. Comparative Elites

9. The Family and Gender Relations in the Northern Lands

Part IV: Urbanization and Trade: The Northern Lands as anEconomic Region:

10. Urbanization in the Northern Lands

11. The Commercial Integration of the Northern Lands

Conclusion: Of Integration, Disintegration and Reorientation

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"This is an important, indeed a highly contemporary book. Moreover, David Nicholas is the only scholar alive who could undertake such a study, since it requires a comprehensive knowledge of the sources and literature of four areas customarily studied separately: Germany, England, the Low Countries and Scandinavia." Stuart Jenks, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

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