The feud in early modern Germany

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The practice of feuding amongst noblemen and princes represented a substantial threat to law and order, yet it was widely accepted in early modern Germany. Examining feud violence in its social context, this study demonstrates that, paradoxically, nobles feuded mostly not against strangers but with neighbours, relatives and feudal lords
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCambridge
PublisherCambridge Univ. Press
Number of pages211
ISBN (Print)9780521112512, 0521112516
StatePublished - 2011


  • Germany--History--1273-1517
  • Vendetta
  • Fehde
  • Vendetta--Germany--History
  • Germany--History--1517-1871
  • Nobility
  • Deutschland
  • Adel
  • Dueling
  • Nobility--Germany--History
  • Franken
  • Germany


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