By Jason Philip Coy
The tale of Germany, a key participant in worldwide diplomatic and financial affairs, is important to our figuring out of world historical past and the modern international. protecting greater than 2,000 years of historical past, a short historical past of Germany presents a concise account of the occasions, humans, and particular customs and traditions that experience formed Germany from precedent days to the current. simple proof, a chronology, a bibliography, and a listing of steered readings around out this insightful and finished source.
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Indd 38 11/8/10 9:49:26 AM MEDIEVAL GERMANY Medieval illumination of Emperor Henry IV appealing to Matilda of Canossa, countess of Tuscany, to intercede on his behalf with Pope Gregory VII during the Investiture Controversy, circa 1114 (Bildarchiv Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin / Art Resource, NY / Dietmar Katz) as guilds, ruled the towns, regional marketplaces that rapidly became engines of economic development and intellectual activity. indd 39 11/8/10 9:49:26 AM A BRIEF HISTORY OF GERMANY alliance known as the Hanseatic League, a confederation of cities that dominated trade in northern Germany and the region around the Baltic and North Seas.
To abandon the costly conquest of Germany. In the 19th century, Arminius, known to modern Germans as Hermann, became a potent symbol of nationalistic pride and German military might, celebrated in scores of patriotic songs and nationalistic books. indd 14 11/8/10 9:49:22 AM GERMANIA: BARBARIAN GERMANY The Hermannsdenkmal, a monument constructed near the Teutoburg Forest in honor of the Cheruscan chieftain Arminius. The monument, completed in 1875, became a rallying point for German nationalists and a popular site for tourists, such as this group that visited the site in 1925.
Peter, who shall not practice violence under the cloak of religion, but shall teach the sound doctrine of St. Peter. I Henry, king by the grace of God, do say unto thee, together with all our bishops: Descend, descend, to be damned throughout the ages. Source: Emperor Henry IV. ” In Power and the Holy in the Age of the Investiture Conflict: A Brief History with Documents, edited by Maureen C. Miller (New York: Bedford/ St. Martins, 2005), pp. 87–88. As these religious and political controversies raged at the highest rungs of the medieval social order, during the 11th and 12th centuries, the common people living in the German lands also experienced dramatic change.
A Brief History of Germany by Jason Philip Coy