David Nicholas on #language use in the late medieval German elite

The “Golden Bull” of 1356… regulated the relations of king and electors and of the princes and their subjects [in the Empire]… [W]hile knowledge of German was assumed of the [seven] electors, they were admonished also to learn Latin, Italian and Czech. – David Nicholas, The Northern Lands – Germanic Europe, c. 1270-c. 1500 (2009)

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Paul Hodson

Head of Unit "EnergyEfficiency" at European Commission, Directorate-General for Energy

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