Manuel Kamenzin deposited Die Tode der römisch-deutschen Könige und Kaiser (1150-1349) in the group Medieval Studies on Humanities Commons 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Illnesses, murders, accidents, one battle death and one suicide – a wide variety of deaths were attributed to the Holy Roman kings and emperors of the 12th to 14th centuries. This book is dedicated to the contemporary tradition of the deaths of rulers in the ‘Staufer period’, the ‘interregnum’ and the first half of the 14th century from a comparative perspective. The largely historiographical sources are used to investigate narrative strategies for depicting good and bad deaths. Other written sources are included as well as the results of scientific examinations of the remains. This comparative analysis reveals contemporary attributions of meaning and redefines the significance and, above all, the intentions of the sources.