Central Europe in the High Middle Ages: Bohemia, Hungary and Poland, c.900–c.1300, 1st Edition

  • Nora Berend
  • Przemysław Urbańczyk
  • Przemysław Wiszewski
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  • ISBN-10: 1107595746
  • ISBN-13: 9781107595743
  • DDC: 943.000902
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 550 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released January 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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This groundbreaking comparative history of the early centuries of Bohemia, Hungary and Poland sets the development of each polity in the context of the central European region as a whole. Focusing on the origins of the realms and their development in the eleventh and twelfth centuries, the book concludes with the 13th century when significant changes in social and economic structures occurred. The book presents a series of thematic chapters on every aspect of the early history of the region covering political, religious, economic, social and cultural developments, including an investigation of origin myths that questions traditional national narratives. It also explores the ways in which west European patterns were appropriated and adapted through the local initiatives of rulers, nobles and ecclesiastics in central Europe. An ideal introduction to the essential themes in medieval central European history, the book sheds important new light on regional similarities and differences.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Note and Acknowledgements.
1: Introduction: Did Central Europe Exist in the Middle Ages?.
2: The History of the Region and The Question of Origins.
3: The Formation of Polities and Christianization.
4: Political Life and Government, c. 1050–c. 1200.
5: Society and The Economy, Eleventh–Twelfth Centuries.
6: Ecclesiastical History, Eleventh–Thirteenth Centuries.
7: New Developments of The Thirteenth Century.
Select Bibliography.