Kingship, Rebellion And Political Culture: England and Germany, c.1215 - c.1250

Paperback | October 15, 2011

byBjorn Weiler

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Taking as its starting point two uprisings in England and Germany (Richard Marshal in 1233-4 and Henry (VII) in 1234-5), this book offers a new take on the political culture of high medieval Europe. Themes include: the role of violence; the norms of political behaviour; the public nature of politics; and the social history of political exchange.

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Taking as its starting point two uprisings in England and Germany (Richard Marshal in 1233-4 and Henry (VII) in 1234-5), this book offers a new take on the political culture of high medieval Europe. Themes include: the role of violence; the norms of political behaviour; the public nature of politics; and the social history of political...

BJÖRN WEILER is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK. Previous publications include England and Europe in the Reign of Henry iii (1216-1272), edited with Ifor Rowlands; Representations of Power in Medieval Germany, edited with Simon MacLean; and King Henry iii of England and the Staufen Empire, 1216-...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.61 × 5.54 × 0.6 inPublished:October 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023030236X

ISBN - 13:9780230302365

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Table of Contents

Introduction
PART I: KINGDOMS IN TURMOIL: THE STRUCTURES AND FRAMEWORK OF REVOLT
To be king in name as well as deed: the revolt of Henry (VII) in Germany
The Marshal rebellion in England (1233-4)
Rebellion in Context
PART II: THE IDEALS AND NORMS OF POLITICS
Loyalty, justice, and honour: Henry (VII) and Frederick II
Justice, loyalty and the absence of honour: Frederick II and Henry (VII) as seen by their contemporaries
Loyalties true and false: political values in England
PART III: THE WAYS AND MEANS OF POLITICS
Creating a Public
Addressing the public: rituals, gestures and charters
Townsmen, clergy, and knights: the public in politics
Conclusion

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"Weiler has...written a highly original and very readable book, one which is as important for the questions it asks as for the precise answers given to them. For that reason alone it has a significance beyond the period in which it is set. In terms of engaging with Weiler's ideas and the detailed evidence on which they are based, some readers will doubtless find themselves handicapped by being unable to match his command of the German background and its sources; in itself a reason why the book is so valuable." -- D.A. Carpenter, English Historical Review