Medieval Cities: Their Origins and the Revival of Trade / Edition 1

Medieval Cities: Their Origins and the Revival of Trade / Edition 1

by Henri Pirenne
     
 

This book is the synthesis of long years of study and research by a great historian. M. Pirenne contends that it was not the invasions of the barbaric tribes that destroyed the civilization of antiquity, but the closing of the Mediterranean which put a stop to commerce and sent the cities into their decline. See more details below

Overview

This book is the synthesis of long years of study and research by a great historian. M. Pirenne contends that it was not the invasions of the barbaric tribes that destroyed the civilization of antiquity, but the closing of the Mediterranean which put a stop to commerce and sent the cities into their decline.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691007601
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
04/01/1969
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 8.02(h) x 0.53(d)

Meet the Author


Henri Pirenne (1862-1935) was professor emeritus at Ghent University and one of the world's leading historians. His books include Mohammed and Charlemagne and Economic and Social History of Medieval Europe. Michael McCormick is the Francis Goelet Professor of Medieval History at Harvard University.

Table of Contents

Introduction by Michael McCormick ix

Translator's Foreword xxxiii

Preface xxxv

Chapter I. The Mediterranean 1

Chapter II. The Ninth Century 16

Chapter III. City Origins 35

Chapter IV. The Revival of Commerce 49

Chapter V. The Merchant Class 68

Chapter VI. The Middle Class 84

Chapter VII. Municipal Institutions 109

Chapter VIII. Cities and European Civilization 138

Bibliography 153

Index 157

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