in regnum successit
›Karolinger‹ und ›Ottonen‹ oder das ›Ostfränkische Reich‹?
Studien zur europäischen Rechtsgeschichte 304
Frankfurt am Main: Klostermann 2017. XIII, 696 S.
The dynastic-based division of the Middle Ages into the Carolingian and Ottonian (as well as Salian and Staufen) periods as a fundamental ordering principle is quite common in (German) medieval studies. Seldom, however, have both the foundations and the effects of this internal differentiation been deconstructed. Against this background, this volume investigates the consequences of this division in the context of the discernible fields “royal succession” and “regal realm”, and in so doing makes equal use of the empirical material derived from the contemporary sources at that time and the medieval research that has been conducted since the 19th century. The establishment of a connection between the change of the person as king and the process of spatial constitution bundles together for the first time two immediately proximate and reciprocal spheres of the political order into one common object of investigation.