Explores the unique regional identity that developed in the lands bordering the Baltic and North Seas during Europe's late medieval period. This book offers a thematic overview including government, law, language, family relations, urbanization, and economy. It includes illustrations, maps, and diagrams to enhance readers understanding.
Preface Acknowledgments Part I: Of Dynasty, Diplomacy and Rebellion: Kingdoms, Principalities and Federations in the Northern Lands: 1. Late Medieval England 2. The Low Countries: Crossroads of the Northern Lands 3. Denmark, Scandinavia and the German Baltic Coast 4. Crown, Princes and States in Late Medieval Germany Part II: The Bonds of Community: Statecraft, Sovereignty, Law and Language: 5. The Administration of Sovereignty 6. Law and Justice 7. Language, Group Identity and Proto-National Consciousness Part III: The Strategies of Lineage: 8. Comparative Elites 9. The Family and Gender Relations in the Northern Lands Part IV: Urbanization and Trade: The Northern Lands as an Economic Region: 10. Urbanization in the Northern Lands 11. The Commercial Integration of the Northern Lands Conclusion: Of Integration, Disintegration and Reorientation Illustration Sources and Credits Bibliography Index