Nation States In the High Middle Ages and Early Renaissance. Some Caveats…. These states will all develop at different times for different reasons This is a general concept that honestly covers the time period from about 1100 – 1800 – well past what we will do in this class.
Nation States In the High Middle Ages and Early Renaissance
By 1190 – spread eastward. Christianized Prussians with Teutonic Knights
Frederick goes on Third Crusade – drowns
Pope gets concerned by 1208 that HRE was trying to claim Sicily. Pope installs “anti-king”
Frederick II grants dukes “ownership” of land
Weakens power of Emperor – doesn’t return for a while