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Medieval Germany

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The Burgermeister's Daughter: Scandal in a Sixteenth-Century German Town
by Steven Ozment
The tragic but uplifting story of Anna Buschler, whose rebellion against the constricting mores of her times is reconstructed in this vivid social portrait of Germany at the end of the Middle Ages. -
Paperback: 256 pages
HarperCollins (paper); ISBN: 0060977213; (March )

Defining Dominion: The Discourses of Magic and Witchcraft in Early Modern France and Germany
by Gerhild Scholz Williams
Listed under History of Witchcraft

The Elefanthy
by Erik Fugedi (Editor)
(Hardcover -- May 15, )

The First European Revolution, C. 970-1215 (Making of Europe)
by R. I. Moore
A radical reassessment of Europe from the late tenth to the early thirteenth centuries
(Paperback -- October )

England and Germany in the High Middle Ages (Studies of the German Historical Institute London)
by Alfred Haverkamp (Editor), et al

Hildegard of Bingen: Inspired Conscience of the Twelfth Century
by Regine Pernoud, Paul Duggan (Translator)

Hildegard of Bingen, 1098-1179: A Visionary Life
by Sabina Flanagan
(Paperback -- June )

Honor Your Fathers: Catechisms and the Emergence of a Patriarchal Ideology in Germany 1400-1600 (Studies in Medieval and Reformation Thought, Vol 63)
by Robert James Bast

Living in the Tenth Century: Mentalities and Social Orders
by Heinrich Fichtenau, et al
(Paperback - May 1993)

Itinerant Kingship and Royal Monasteries in Early Medieval Germany, c.936-1075
by John W. Bernhardt (Author)

Itinerant Kingship and Royal Monasteries in Early Medieval Germany, C. 936-1075
by John W. Bernhardt
Book Description This book examines the relationship between the royal monasteries in tenth- and eleventh-century Germany and the German monarchs. It focuses on the practical aspects of governing without a capital and while constantly in motion, and on the payments and services that monasteries provided to the king and that in turn supported the king's travel economically and politically. It concludes that German rulers did in fact make much greater use of their royal monasteries than has hitherto been recognized.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; (November 1993)

Language and History in the Early Germanic World
by Dennis Howard Green
(Hardcover -- September )

Living in the Tenth Century: Mentalities and Social Orders
by Heinrich Fichtenau, et al
Synopsis: A consideration of tenth-century Europe on the eve of the second millennium. Fichtenau offers a survey of all the main spheres of life: the social order, the rural economy, schooling and religious belief and practice in both the secular and monastic church. 
(Paperback -- May 1993)

Lord of the Sacred City: The Episcopus Exclusus in Late Medieval and Early Modern Germany (Studies in Medieval and Reformation Thought, Vol 72)
by J. Jeffery Tyler, J. Jeffrey Tyler
(Hardcover -- February )
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Peasant Fires: The Drummer of Niklashausen
by Richard M. Wunderli
(Hardcover -- November 1992)

Piety and Society: The Jewish Pietists of Medieval Germany (Etudes Sur Le Judaisme Medieval)
by Ivan G. Marcus
(Hardcover -- August )

Society and Religion in Munster, 1535-1618 (Yale Historical Publications. Miscellany : 131)
by R. Pochia Hsia, R. Po-Chia Hsia
(Hardcover -- June 1984)

Stories of the Rose: The Making of the Rosary in the Middle Ages
by Anne Winston-Allen
(Hardcover -- June )

The Stammheim Missal (Getty Museum Studies on Art)
by Elizabeth Cover Teviotdale
(Paperback -- June )

The Unspoken Word: Negative Theology in Meister Eckhart's German Sermons
by Bruce Milem
(Hardcover -- March )

Voice of the Living Light: Hildegard of Bingen and Her World
by Barbara Newman (Editor)
Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) would have been an extraordinary person in any age. But for a woman of the twelfth century her achievements were so exceptional that posterity has found it hard to take her measure. Barbara Newman, a premier Hildegard authority, brings major scholars together to present an accurate portrait of the Benedictine nun and her many contributions to twelfth-century religious, cultural, and intellectual life. The Publisher.
(Paperback -- September )

The Visual and the Visionary : Art and Female Spirituality in Late Medieval Germany
by Jeffrey F. Hamburger
Hardcover: 580 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.98 x 11.33 x 7.60
Zone Books; ISBN: 0942299450; (October 30, )

The Uta Codex: Art, Philosophy, and Reform in Eleventh-Century Germany
by Adam S. Cohen
(Hardcover -- July )

The Mystics of Engelthal: Writings from a Medieval Monastery
by Leonard Patrick Hindsley
(Hardcover -- November )

Regional Identity and Economic Change: The Upper Rhine, 1450-1600
by Tom Scott
(Hardcover -- February )

In the Shadow of 'Savage Wolves': Anabaptist Munster and the German Reformation During the 1530's (Studies in Central European Histories)
by Sigrun Haude

The Knowledge of Childhood in the German Middle Ages, 1100-1350 (Middle Ages Series)
by James A. Schultz

German Medieval Armies 1000-1300 (Men-At-Arms Series, No 310)
by Gravett Christopher, et al

Painting and Patronage in Cologne 1300-1500.
by Brigitte Corley, Bruce Corley

Tools, Weapons and Ornaments: Germanic Material Culture in Pre-Carolingian Central Europe, 400-750 (Northern World, 1)
by Herbert Schutz
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Society and Religion in Munster, 1535-1618 (Yale Historical Publications. Miscellany : 131)
by R. Pochia Hsia, R. Po-Chia Hsia
(Hardcover - June 1984)

Pleasure and Ambition: The Life, Loves and Wars of Augustus the Strong, 1670-1707
by Tony Sharp
Augustus the Strong of Saxony's life was consumed by two addictions: the relentless pursuit of power and the uncompromising pursuit of pleasure. From his accession as Elector of Saxony in 1694 (when his brother the previous Elector died under mysterious circumstances) he pursued political power and glory by fighting the Ottoman Turks, purchasing the Polish throne (becoming a Catholic in the bargain) and warring against Sweden. His other great addiction-to pleasure-primarily in the female form-continually distracted Augustus from the single-minded pursuit of his dynastic aim. (He was reputed to have produced an illegitimate child for every day of the year.) This is the first biography in English of Augustus, and is based on primary German sources and the dispatches of English diplomats.
Hardcover: 280 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.14 x 9.54 x 6.26
Publisher: I B Tauris & Co Ltd; ;
ISBN: 1860646190

Saxony in German History
by James Retallack and Hartmut Zwahr
Book Description During the 100 years examined in this volume, ordinary Germans discovered a new and powerful attachment to the nation. But throughout this period, national loyalties competed with preexisting loyalties to the locality and the region. The resulting tension made it difficult for Germans to assign clear priorities to one kind of symbolic attachment over another. 

Focusing on the eastern German state of Saxony, the 21 contributors to this volume refuse easy resolution of that tension, seeking instead to illustrate how local, regional, and national cultures commingled, diverged, and influenced each other over time. By considering both the erosion and the persistence of traditional identities and regional boundaries, these essays help to restore an appreciation of regional "ways of seeing," suggesting they really did matter -- in their own right and for the nation as a whole.
Hardcover: 392 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.32 x 9.32 x 6.43
Publisher: University of Michigan Press;
ISBN: 0472111043

Medieval Germany: An Encyclopedia
by John M. Jeep
This A-Z encyclopedia covers the Middle Ages in Germany. It offers the most recent scholarship available, while also providing details on the daily life of medieval Germans.

Otto III
by Gerd Althoff, translated by Phyllis G. Jestice
Hardcover: 208 pages
Publisher: Pennsylvania State Univ Pr (Txt); (November )
ISBN: 0271022329

Princes and Territories in Medieval Germany
by Benjamin Arnold
Book Description This book addresses the most important question in pre-modern German political history: why did a multiplicity of states and territories emerge by the end of the Middle Ages instead of an incipient 'nation state' under the crown? The answer is found not in the supposed failures of German kingship, but instead in the creative aristocratic successes of the secular dynasties and princes of the Church. We see how their collective efforts in the centuries after 1050 added up to a more markedly territorial structure of regional power, already emerging by the thirteenth century as a result of their endeavours in the economy, internal and external colonization, and the establishment of new castles, towns, monasteries and communications; in local, ecclesiastical and imperial law, and the jurisdictional reform which they imposed in their regions; and in the uses of dynastic politics, including feuds as well as alliances, inheritance and partition.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; (July 1991)

Courtly Culture: Literature and Society in the High Middle Ages
by Joachim Bumke, Thomas Dunlap (Translator)
(Paperback -- August 1, )
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