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By Francis Gentry

This quantity is a consultant to medieval German literature from its beginnings within the 8th century to the fourteenth century. it's going to escort the influenced scholar and colleague with curiosity within the ecu center a while yet no services in older German languages. The bankruptcy authors, all internationally-known students, got the liberty to rearrange their chapters as they felt just right, together with the query of the terminus advert quem. Chapters deal both with a chronological interval, e.g. thirteenth century, or with particular genres, eg. drama. moreover, chapters either at the old epoch and at the improvement of the German language within the medieval interval were incorporated. usually, old and cultural issues play a tremendous position in each one bankruptcy.

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Godman, Peter and Roger Collins, editors. 1990. Charlemagne’s Heir: New Perspectives on the Reign of Louis the Pious (814–840). Oxford: Clarenden Press. Halphen, Louis. 1977. Charlemagne and the Carolingian Empire. Trans. Giselle de Nie. Amsterdam: North-Holland Pub. Co. Haskins, Charles H. 1927. The Renaissance of the Twelfth Century. Cambridge: Harvard UP. Head, Thomas and Richard Landes, editors. 1992. The Peace of God: Social Violence and Religious Response around the Year 1000. Ithaca: Cornell UP.

Trans. R. F. Bennett. Oxford: Blackwell. (Repr. ) Tierney, Brian. 1980. The Crisis of Church & State, 1050–1300: With Selected Documents. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall. Van Cleve, Thomas Curtis. 1972. The Emperor Frederick II of Hohenstaufen, Immutator Mundi. Oxford: Clarendon Press. Warner, David. 1999. Ideals and Action in the Reign of Otto III. In Journal of Medieval History 25:1–18. This page intentionally left blank Gentry/f3/26-52 8/21/2002 10:48 AM Page 27 27 CHAPTER TWO THE OLDER GERMAN LANGUAGE Robert B.

Charles exploited the situation to lay the foundation for the success of his own family by arranging advantageous marriage alliances—the key to the long term Gentry/f2/1-25 8/20/2002 10:50 AM Page 23     , . ‒.  23 success of his own dynasty and that of their rivals and successors, the Habsburgs. Secure in Germany, Charles ventured to Rome in April 1355 where he was crowned emperor by the papal legate. But more important than that, Charles issued the Golden Bull of 1356.

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