Europa im Spätmittelalter und die agrarische Welt. Probleme und Defizite der Forschung

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This article is about the different views of German and European historians on the Late Middle Ages. Analysing a few important studies the author points out central issues and main developments in German historical research since 1919, with an emphasis on the theme of the "crisis of the Late Middle Ages". The latest publication of German medievalists (published in 2006) almost completely ignores the signs of crisis in agrarian economy and rural society all over Late Medieval Europe. For leading international scholars, however, themes like population losses, epidemics and the Great Plague, peasants' revolts and the economic crisis in the Late Middle Ages play an important role and are intensively discussed in international studies.

Language: German

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: July 1, 2006

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  • Founded in 1903, Vierteljahrschrift für Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte is the oldest German periodical of social and economic history. The international, peer-reviewed journal features original articles in German, English, French and Italian.

    Today, VSWG is edited by Günther Schulz, Jörg Baten, Markus A. Denzel, Gerhard Fouquet and Hans Pohl and deals with all aspects of social history, social developments from the Middle Ages to today, as well as history of finance and economic history.

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