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"Nur ein Spiel" – "Just a game!" focusses on the analysis of the function of hostages as political instrument in negotiations in the Holy Roman Empire of the 11th to 13th century. After a brief introduction into the concept of "political hostage" we investigate important cases of voluntary hostages over the course of 230 years (1124-1254). In these times, hostages were given mainly for purposes of guaranteeing loyalty, submission, truce or to secure a peace. In most cases, hostages remaineddoi:10.25365/thesis.36697 fatcat:sh6iqvc3ajgthfif5ljmah6qsy