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Frères et soeurs ennemis dans la Germanie du Xe siècle

Abstract : Brothers and Sisters at War in Tenth-Century Germany. Whereas narrative sources from the Ottonian period often idealize family relationships as based upon understanding, solidarity and love, there are at the same time numerous instances of real strained or even violent connections within the sib, for the most between brothers or half-brothers. These more or less serious and persistent conflicting situations may have consequences for the kinship as a whole. They originate mostly in the injustice and jealousy felt by a sib member who thinks his interests are impaired or threatened, specially when an inheritance or an honour is at stake. So family appears to be a complex social reality, the seat of competition and of interests that might differ: this is particularly the case in the Ottonian royal family which in the 930’s becomes a lineage, through the adoption of primogeniture and so the younger brothers’relegation to the second rank.
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Laurence Leleu. Frères et soeurs ennemis dans la Germanie du Xe siècle. Médiévales, Presses universitaires de Vincennes, 2008, Frères et soeurs. Ethnographie d'un lien de parenté. ⟨hal-03277014⟩



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