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Unjust Seizure: Conflict, Interest, and Authority in an Early Medieval Society (Conjunctions of Religion and Power in the Medieval Past)

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Most scholarship in English on the political and social order of early medieval Europe concentrates on the Western Frankish regions. Warren Brown shifts the focus to the East, concentrating on conflicts and their resolutions to learn how a central authority could affect local societies in the Middle Ages.<P>Brown delves into the rich archival materials of eighth- and ninth-century Bavaria, exploring how Bavarians handled conflicts both before and after the absorption of their duchy into the empire of Charlemagne. The ability to follow specific cases in remarkable detail allows Brown to depict the ways the conquered population reacted to the imposition of a new central authority; how that authority and its institutions were able to function in this far-flung outpost of Charlemagne's realm; and how the relationship between royal authority and local processes developed as the Frankish empire unraveled under Charlemagne's heirs.<P>By drawing on the recent work of anthropologists and political scientists on topics such as dispute resolution and the dynamics of conquest and colonization, Brown considers issues larger than the procedures for handling conflict in the early Middle Ages: How could a ruler exercise power without the coercive resources available to the modern state? In what ways can a people respond to military conquest?

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-219) and index.

Table of Contents

Conflict in agilolfing bavaria — Interlude: the transition to carolingian bavaria — Disputing under the carolingians, 791-811 — Nature of authority in carolingian bavaria: the example of arn of salzburg — Subculture of compromise — Disputing under the carolingians, 812-835 — Disputing under the carolingians, 836-854 — Art of the deal

Product Details

ISBN:
9780801437908
Author:
Brown, Warren C.
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Author:
Brown, Warren C.
Location:
Ithaca, N.Y.
Subject:
History
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
Europe
Subject:
Germany
Subject:
Property
Subject:
Civilization, medieval
Subject:
Carolingians
Subject:
Privileges and immunities
Subject:
Power
Subject:
Bavaria
Subject:
Europe Social conditions To 1492.
Subject:
World History - Medieval and Renaissance
Copyright:
Series:
Conjunctions of Religion and Power in the Medieval Past
Series Volume:
4
Publication Date:
20010231
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9.60x6.37x.87 in. 1.20 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Western Civilization » Medieval
History and Social Science » World History » European History General
History and Social Science » World History » General
History and Social Science » World History » Medieval and Renaissance

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