Steffen Krieb

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Steffen Krieb (* 1969 on loan yesterday ) is a German historian .

From 1988 to 1994, Steffen Krieb studied Medieval and Modern History, English and Public Law at the Justus Liebig University in Giessen and the University of Leicester . From 1994 to 1997 he was a member of the graduate school "Medieval and Modern Statehood (10th - 19th Century)" at the University of Giessen. He received his doctorate in 1997 with a work suggested by Gerd Althoff and appraised by Werner Rösener on the settlement of conflicts in the "German" controversy for the throne . From 1997 to 2003 he was a research assistant at the CRC “Cultures of Remembrance”. From 2004 to 2010 he was assistant at the chair for Medieval History at the Justus Liebig University in Giessen. From 2010 to 2016 he was an academic advisor at the History Department of the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg . Krieb completed his habilitation in Medieval History in 2016 with a thesis on the cultures of remembrance of the nobility in the late Middle Ages. In 2019, he was awarded the history prize of the St. Georgen Association of Wuerttemberg Knighthood. In 2017 he was a research assistant at the Chair of Medieval History Birgit Studt at the Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg. In 2017/18 he had a teaching position at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and in 2018 at the University of Bern .

In 2019 he was appointed to the temporary W2 professorship (for 6 years) for the subject of medieval history with a special focus on historical basic sciences as part of a joint appointment procedure with the Mainz Academy of Sciences and Literature . As part of his professorship, he teaches two semester hours per week. At the same time, he coordinates the edition of one of the great source works on German and European history and heads the Mainz office of the registers of Emperor Friedrich III. (1440-1493). He is a member of the Historical Commission for Hesse .

His research focuses on the culture of remembrance of the late medieval nobility, forms of settlement and settlement of conflicts, knightly courtly culture, self-testimonies as sources for the history of mentality, the Roman-German Empire in the high and late Middle Ages, and the lay brothers in the Cistercian order .



  • Mediation and reconciliation. Conflict settlement in the German throne dispute 1198–1208 (= norm and structure. Vol. 13). Böhlau, Cologne et al. 2000, ISBN 3-412-11199-6 .


  • with Carola Fey: Nobility and Peasants in Medieval Society. International colloquium on the 65th birthday of Werner Rösener (= studies and texts on the intellectual and social history of the Middle Ages. Vol. 6). Didymos-Verlag, Affalterbach 2012, ISBN 978-3-939020-26-4 .

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  1. See the reviews of Bernd Schütte in: Deutsches Archiv für Erforschung des Mittelalters 57, 2001, pp. 738–739 ( online ); Beate Schuster in: Historische Zeitschrift 274, 2002, pp. 185–186; Thomas Ertl in: Zeitschrift für Geschichtswwissenschaft 48 (2000), pp. 1111–1113.