Tobias Pietsch

Führende Gruppierungen im spätmittelalterlichen Niederadel Mecklenburgs

Tobias Pietsch conducts a thourough analysis of witness lists in late medieval deeds from Mecklenburg, focusing on the proxomity of the gentry to power. He is able to show general changes in the composition of the gentry in Mecklenburg between 1227 and 1500.
For this study, Pietsch made use of 14.000 deeds from Mecklenburg from the 13th to the 15th century. He comes to the conclusion that those lineages who succeeded in the 14th century to be promoted into the close circles of the dukes were able to retain that position in the 15th century, while many others expired due to the late medieval agricultural crisis.


ca. 300 pages, Hardcover, Thread-stritched, 14,8 x 21 cm, to be published in autumn 2018.

Language: German
ISBN: 978-3-943025-51-4
58.00 €

Not yet available. to be published in October 2018.


Middle Ages / Mecklenburg / Gentry / Noble Lineages / Deeds / Network Analyses / Genealogy / Prosopography / Regional History

Dr. phil. Claus Heinrich Bill, Rez. zu Tobias Pietsch : Führende Gruppierungen im spätmittelalterliche Niederadel Mecklenburgs. Kiel, Solivagus-Verlag 2019, auf Homepage des Instituts Deutsche Adelsforschung.

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Tobias Pietsch, born 1974, studied history at the FU Berlin from 1994 to 2003. He received his PhD from the Christian-Albrechts-Universität in Kiel in 2017 with the present thesis. His research focuses on the regional history of Mecklenburg in the late Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period as well as on genealogical studies on the gentry.


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