Feudal Society, Volume 1
Routledge, 1989 - 279 pagina's
Feudal Society is the masterpiece of one of the greatest historians of the century. Marc Bloch's supreme achievement was to recreate the vivid and complex world of Western Europe from the ninth to the thirteenth centuries. For Bloch history was a living organism, and to write of it was an endless process of creative evolution and of growing understanding. The author treats feudalism as a vitalising force in European society. He surveys the social and economic conditions in which feudalism developed; he sees the structures of kinship which underlay the formal relationships of vassal and overlord. For Bloch these relationships are mutual as much as coercive, the product of a dangerous and uncertain world. His insights into the lives of the nobility and the clergy and his deep understanding of the processes at work in medieval Europe, are profound and memorable.
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LibraryThing ReviewGebruikersrecensie - thcson - LibraryThing
The title of this second volume indicates that it deals with social classes and political organization, but I think it's stronger on the former topic than the latter. I was looking forward to reading ... Volledige review lezen
LibraryThing ReviewGebruikersrecensie - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing
This is a very serious study of the primary method of Social and political organization for Western Europe from about 950 to 1250 CE. It is very detailed about the exact gradations between Homage ... Volledige review lezen