Medieval German Social History: Generalizations and Particularism

  title={Medieval German Social History: Generalizations and Particularism},
  author={J. Freed},
  journal={Central European History},
  • J. Freed
  • Published 1992
  • Sociology
  • Central European History
  • EIKE von Repgow commented around 1225 in the Sachsenspiegel : “Now do not be amazed that this book says so little about the law of the ministerials. It is in fact so diverse that no one can fully comprehend it. Under every bishop, every abbot, and every abbess the ministerials have a distinct law; therefore, I cannot describe it.” Eike identified here a fundamental problem in studying German social history: how does one generalize about diverse social institutions that were both a cause and a… CONTINUE READING
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