The first volume chronologically in a new multi-volume History of Germany, Timothy Reuter's book is the first full-scale survey to appear in English for nearly fifty years of this formative period of German history -- the period in which Germany itself, and many of its internal divisions and characteristics, were created and defined. Filling an important gap, the book is itself a formidable scholarly achievement.
1. Medieval Germany: sources and historiography. Part 1: Carolingian Germany. 2. The Frankish Kingdom. 3. Gentes ultra Rhenum. 4. The kingdom of the eastern Franks. Part 2: The Kingdom Refounded 882-983. 5. Kings, Dukes and invaders 882-936. 6. The kingdom of the Franks and Saxons: Otto I and Otto II. Part 3: The Ancien Régime 983-1056. 7. The politics of the kingdom. 8. Being conscious. 9. Hegemony and empire. Further reading and Bibliography. Chronological tables. Maps and genealogical tables. Index.