Rules and rituals in medieval power games : a German perspective /

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Author / Creator:Althoff, Gerd, author.
Uniform title:Selections. English
Imprint:Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2019].
Description:xi, 282 pages: illustrations 25 cm.
Series:Medieval law and its practice, 1873-8176 ; volume 29
Medieval law and its practice ; v. 29
Subject:Political customs and rites -- Germany -- History -- To 1500.
Nobility -- Germany -- History -- To 1500.
Kings and rulers.
Political customs and rites.
Politics and government.
Germany -- Politics and government -- 843-1273.
Germany -- Kings and rulers -- History -- To 1500.
Germany -- Church history -- 843-1517.
Church history.
Format: Print Book
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages [255]-277) and index.
Summary:"Gerd Althoff's new book collects fifteen of his more recent contributions, most of them previously published in German, which elucidate the functioning of prestate societies. Examples from the Frankish and later German realm (800-1200) are used to clarify how rules and political rituals governed behavior in the power games between kings, churchmen and nobles. Such rules (Spielregeln) and rituals guided public and private behavior despite the fact that they existed only as unwritten customs. The long-overlooked significance of this way of establishing order has sparked a vivid and controversial international discussion in the last decades which continues today"--

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