Journals Higher Education



Published: 30 June 2017

304 Pages | 5 maps

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719091025

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Noble society

Five lives from twelfth-century Germany

First Edition

Edited by Jonathan Lyon

Published by Manchester University Press

Manchester Medieval Sources MUP

  • Includes five biographical sources, never before translated into English, about noblemen and noblewomen, inside and outside the Church, who lived in twelfth-century Germany.
  • Highlights the diverse experiences of German nobles, from fighting for the emperor in Italy, to bringing Christianity to northern Europe, to founding and governing monasteries in Germany
  • Offers a rich picture of multiple levels of German elite society, from some of the leading families of the nobility to people whose lives were lived in the grey area between free and unfree status
  • Pairs well with other volumes in the Manchester Medieval Sources series to provide a detailed view of noble society in the German kingdom in the central Middle Ages.

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