1.Stubbs, William - Germany in the Early Middle Ages, 476-1250 (1908)
The absence of satisfactory histories of Germany in the English language is as keenly felt now as it was when Bishop Stubbs was Regius Professor of Modern History at Oxford.
The present volume originated in a series of Lectures delivered in Oxford, and form a very striking sketch of the history of Germany from the days of Clovis to the thirteenth century. The reader will at once recognise that each chapter bears the impress of a master hand, and i& written by one whose knowledge of the subject was profound. Being originally composed in the form of lecth^es, the chapters are so arranged as to prove attractive to the general reader, while the student will recognise that he has presented to him the results of laborious investigation and of a very intimate know-ledge of the history of Germany. The character of each German monarch is sketched with that skill and accuracy which is so remarkable a feature of Bishop Stubbs' historical writings.
2.Stubbs, William - Germany in the Later Middle Ages, 1200-1500 (1969)
This volume completes the series of Lectures given by Bishop Stubbs on Germany in the Middle Ages. A previous volume dealt with the history of Germany from 476 A.D. to the middle of the thirteenth century ; the present volume carries on that history to the close of the fifteenth century.
While the earlier volume was concerned especially with the characters and careers of the Emperors in the Dark Ages, the present volume follows the history of Germany in a more detailed fashion, and may be de- scribed as a storehouse of facts and generalisations.
No such history of Germany in the English language exists, and it may confidently be assumed that the ap-pearance of this volume will be received with immense pleasure by all students of the History of Europe in the Middle Ages.
3. Henderson, Ernest F. A history of Germany in the middle ages (1894)
For it is an experiment. Apart from the question as to whether or not
I am capable of putting life and spirit into the vast body of facts and
events that concern the past of so enormous a political creation as
Germany, I have been assured from competent side that there is not
sufficient interest in the subject to warrant a work like the present.
My belief is, that if there is not, there ought to be. Not to speak of
the breathlessly exciting incidents of the German Reformation, nor of
the proud emancipation of the grand modern empire from the trammels of
disunity and disorganization, there is that in the fortunes and
misfortunes of a Charlemagne and Henry IV., of a Barbarossa, a Henry VI.
and an Emperor Frederick II., which should stir the heart of any
observer, no matter what his nationality. The rise and fall of the
mediæval German Empire is in itself a subject boundlessly interesting,
boundlessly important. Open your eyes, oh ye students of men and of
institutions, and see how Europe has come to be what it is, and how near
it came to being something quite different! If Italy had remained under
the sway of Germany, if Frederick Barbarossa or his successors had done
away with the papal power, as they often seemed about to do, would the
fate of England and France have been the same?
And vet what do the ordinary English or American readers know of the
mediæval German Empire, or, to give it the full title it enjoyed when in
its prime, of the Holy Roman Empire of & German nation? And how
should they know anything about it, considering how scanty and how
insignificant is the literature on the subject! Bryce's essay is almost
the only very recent book to which one can point, and this is, as it was
meant to be, the merest fleeting sketch. What does it tell us of the
daily movements and occupations of the mediæval emperors, of the
condition of things in their lands, of their legislative measures, or of
I think I am right in saying that there is no narrative history of
Germany -- apart from a few translations of antiquated German works, and
a few compendiums which certain ladies and gentlemen have compiled in
their leisure hoursin the English language. In this regard England has
been treated better by German scholars. Lappenberg and Pauli's history
of England is written with all the care and devotion that native
historians could have shown.
The present work is the result of much labour, and of years of enforced
exile from home. May all these pains not have been in vain; may the book
not fall dead as soon as it is born, but rather may it live and play
its part in the world vigorously. May it make its friends, and, if need
be, its enemies, be hated deeply and loved warmly.
E. F. H.
LONDON, April 15th, 1894.
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