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Otto III

Author: Gerd Althoff
Publisher: University Park : The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Otto III (980-1002) was one of the most powerful rulers in Europe in the late tenth century. He is also one of the most enigmatic. Gerd Althoff provides a much-needed biography of this fascinating  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Biografije
Named Person: Otto, rimsko-nemški cesar
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gerd Althoff
ISBN: 0271024011 9780271024011
OCLC Number: 442171768
Notes: Prevod dela: Otto III.
Description: XII, 215 str. : ilustr. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Contents Translator's Note Preface to the German Edition Preface to the English Edition Introduction The Modern Assessment of Otto III Royal Rule and the Idea of the State at the End of the Tenth Century Central Questions and the Problem of Sources1. A Child on the Throne Henry the Quarrelsome and the Disturbances over the Succession The Regency of the Empresses2. The Beginning of Independent Rule The First Independent Decisions The First Italian Expedition The Encounters with Gerbert and Adalbert3. The "Revenge Expedition" to Rome and the Beginning of the "Roman Renewal" The Fight Against Crescentius and the Antipope Otto III's "Idea of Roman Renewal" in Older and Newer Scholarship4. The Journey to Gniezno Preconceptions and Preparations The Journey From Gniezno to Aachen5. The Last Expedition to Rome "Government Business" on the Way The Gandersheim Conflict The "Ingratitude" of the Romans The Death of Otto III6. Building Blocks for an Assessment of Otto III: Observations, Insights, Open Questions Demonstrative Ritual Behaviors "Friends" of Otto III and His Interaction with Them Dealing with the Heritage Abbreviations Notes Bibliography Index
Other Titles: Otto III.
Responsibility: Gerd Althoff ; translated by Phyllis G. Jestice.


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