The Zimmern family had been spent a happy days, and with the early modern period it was threatened with fall down because the age of the nobility and the sources of their economic was finished.
Through the colorful family histories and rich detail of the Zimmern Chronicle, historian Judith Hurwich examines marriage, family, and sexuality among the early modern German nobility. She uses the house chronicles of the Zimmern family and the families of the counts and barons with whom they intermarried, to investigate marriage and nonmarital sexuality in the southwest German nobility in the late fi fteenth and the sixteenth centuries. Along with a deeper look at women’s roles as wives, mothers, and concubines, Noble Strategies shines a light on the intimate lives of the early modern German elite.
An insightful close reading of the sixteenth-century Zimmern Chronicle that provides us with a valuable insider’s perspective on virtually every aspect of noble marriage, from courtship to marital breakdown.
Alan Murray on the First Crusade, his demolition of the Chronicle of Zimmern as a source for that expedition is particularly brilliant
Alan Murray, The Chronicle of Zimmern as a source for the First Crusade, in The First Crusade. Origins and Impact by Jonathan Phillips (Manchester University Press in 1997), from page 78 to page 106. More about Zimmern chronicle
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