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ISBN-13: 9780415738682
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 06/02/2014
Series: Routledge Classics Series
Pages: 570
Sales rank: 352,780
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.16(d)

About the Author

Marc Bloch (1886 - 1944) was a French historian who lectured in Medieval and Economic history. He is best known for his pioneering studies French Rural History and Feudal Society and the posthumously-published title The Historian's Craft.

Table of Contents

Foreword to the Routledge Classics Edition. Introduction: Gerneral scope of the Enquiry. Part One: The Environment - The Last Invasions. i. Moslems and Hungarians. ii. The Northmen. iii. Some Consequences. Part Two: The Environment: Conditions of Life and Menatl Climate. iv. Material conditions and Economic Characteristics. v. Modes of Feeling and Thought. vi. The Folk Memory. vii. The Intellectual Renaissance in the Second Feudal Age. viii. The Foundations of Law. Part Three: The Ties Between Man and Man: Kinship. ix. The Solidarity of the Kindred Group. x.Characher and Vicissitudes of The Tie of Kinship. Part Four: The Ties between Man and Man: Vassalage and the Fief. xi. Vassal Homage. xii. The Feif. xiii. General Survey of Europe. xiv. The Fief Becomes The Patrimony of the Vassal. xv. The Man of Several Masters. xvi. Vassal and Lord. xvii. Tha Paradox of Vassalage. Part Five: Ties of Dependenceamong the Lower Orders of Society. xviii. The Manor. xix Servitude and Freedom. xx. Towards New Forms of Manorialism. Part Six: Social Classes. xxi. The Nobles As A 'De Facto' Class. xxii. The Life of the Nobility. xxiii. Chivalry. xxiv. Transformation of the Nobility into a Legal Class. xxv. Class Distinctionswith the Nobility. xxvi. Clergy and Bergesses. Part Seven: Political Organization. xxvii. Judicial Instituations. xxviii. The Traditional Powers: Kingdoms and Empire. xxix. From Territorial Principalities to Castellanies. xxx. Disorder and The Efforts to Combat It. xxxi. Towards the Reconstruction of States: Natioanl Developments. Part Eight: Feudalism as a Type of Society and Its Influence. xxxii. Feudalism as a Type of Society. xxxiii. The Persistence of Eurpean Feudalism.

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