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The Resource Princely brothers and sisters : the sibling bond in German politics, 1100/1250, Jonathan R. Lyon

Princely brothers and sisters : the sibling bond in German politics, 1100/1250, Jonathan R. Lyon

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Princely brothers and sisters : the sibling bond in German politics, 1100/1250
Title
Princely brothers and sisters
Title remainder
the sibling bond in German politics, 1100/1250
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan R. Lyon
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Princely Brothers and Sisters, Jonathan R. Lyon takes a fresh look at sibling networks and the role they played in shaping the practice of politics in the Middle Ages. Focusing on nine of the most prominent aristocratic families in the German kingdom during the Staufen period (1138-1250), Lyon finds that noblemen-and to a lesser extent, noblewomen-relied on the cooperation and support of their siblings as they sought to maintain or expand their power and influence within a competitive political environment. Consequently, sibling relationships proved crucial at key moments in shaping the political and territorial interests of many lords of the kingdom. Family historians have largely overlooked brothers and sisters in the political life of medieval societies. As Lyon points out, however, siblings are the contemporaries whose lives normally overlap the longest. More so than parents and children, husbands and wives, or lords and vassals, brothers and sisters have the potential to develop relationships that span entire lifetimes. The longevity of some sibling bonds therefore created opportunities for noble brothers and sisters to collaborate in especially potent ways. As Lyon shows, cohesive networks of brothers and sisters proved remarkably effective at counterbalancing the authority of the Staufen kings and emperors. Well written and impeccably researched, Princely Brothers and Sisters is an important book not only for medieval German historians but also for the field of family history
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Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Lyon, Jonathan Reed
Dewey number
306.875/3094309021
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
HQ759.96
LC item number
.L96 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Brothers and sisters
  • Nobility
  • Germany
  • HISTORY
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Nobility
  • Politics and government
  • Germany
  • Adel
  • Herrscher
  • Geschwister
  • Soziales Netzwerk
  • Politisches Netzwerk
  • Deutschland
Label
Princely brothers and sisters : the sibling bond in German politics, 1100/1250, Jonathan R. Lyon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The origins of twelfth-century princely lineages -- Forging the bonds between siblings : succession, inheritance and church careers -- Baby boomers : the first generation of the Staufen upper aristocracy -- Frederick Barbarossa and Henry the Lion : cousins in an age of brothers -- Cooperation, conflict and the rise of a new generation, ca. 1180-1210 -- From Bamberg to Budapest : four brothers and four sisters in the early 13th century -- The uncertain future of lineages : siblings during the reign of Frederick II
Control code
830628311
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (294 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801467851
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 40022059977
  • 10.7591/9780801467851
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1jr7m8
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)830628311
Label
Princely brothers and sisters : the sibling bond in German politics, 1100/1250, Jonathan R. Lyon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The origins of twelfth-century princely lineages -- Forging the bonds between siblings : succession, inheritance and church careers -- Baby boomers : the first generation of the Staufen upper aristocracy -- Frederick Barbarossa and Henry the Lion : cousins in an age of brothers -- Cooperation, conflict and the rise of a new generation, ca. 1180-1210 -- From Bamberg to Budapest : four brothers and four sisters in the early 13th century -- The uncertain future of lineages : siblings during the reign of Frederick II
Control code
830628311
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (294 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801467851
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 40022059977
  • 10.7591/9780801467851
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1jr7m8
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)830628311

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