Transcultural Approaches to the Concept of Imperial Rule in the Middle Ages (Hardcover)

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By Christian Scholl (Editor), Torben R. Gebhardt (Editor), Jan Clauß (Editor)
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During the Middle Ages, rulers from different regions aspired to an idea of imperial hegemony. On the other hand, there were rulers who deliberately refused to be emperors , although their reign showed characteristics of imperial rule. The contributions in this volume ask for the reasons why some rulers such as Charlemagne strove for imperial titles, whereas others voluntarily shrank from them. They also look at the characteristics of and rituals connected to imperial rule as well as to the way Medieval empires saw themselves. Thus, the authors in this volume adopt a transcultural perspective, covering Western, Eastern, Northern and Southern Europe, Byzantium and the Middle East. Furthermore, they go beyond the borders of Christianity by including various caliphates and Islamic hegemonic rulers like Saladin.



Product Details
ISBN: 9783631662199
ISBN-10: 363166219X
Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der W
Publication Date: March 17th, 2017
Pages: 380
Language: English