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Manners, Customs, and Dress During the Middle Ages, and During the Renaissance Period (Classic Reprint)
     

Manners, Customs, and Dress During the Middle Ages, and During the Renaissance Period (Classic Reprint)

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by Paul Lacroix
 

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In a high order of ideas, What great facts serve as a foundation to our history and that of the modern world We have first royalty, which, weak and debased under the Merovingians, rises and establishes itself energetically under Pépin and Charlemagne, to

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In a high order of ideas, What great facts serve as a foundation to our history and that of the modern world We have first royalty, which, weak and debased under the Merovingians, rises and establishes itself energetically under Pépin and Charlemagne, to degenerate under Louis le Débonnaire and Charles le Chauve. After having dared a second time to found the Empire of the Caesars, it quickly sees its sovereignty replaced by feudal rights, and all its rights usurped by the nobles, and has to struggle for many centuries to recover its rights one by one.

Feudalism, evidently of Germanic origin, will also attract our attention, and we shall draw a rapid outline of this legislation, which, barbarian at the onset, becomes by degrees subject to the rules of moral progress. We shall ascertain that military service is the essence itself of the fief, and that thence springs feudal right. On our way we shall protest against civil wars, and shall welcome emancipation and the formation of the communes. F 01 lowing the thousand details of the life of the people, we shall see the slave become serf, and the serf become peasant. We shall assist at the dispensation of justice by royalty and nobility, at the solemn sittings of parliaments, and we shall see the complicated details of a strict ceremonial, which formed an integral part of the law, develop themselves before us. The counters of dealers, fairs and markets, manufactures, commerce, and industry, also merit our attention; we must search deeply into corporations of workmen and tradesmen, examining their statutes, and initiating ourselves into their business. Fashion and dress are also a manifestation of public and private customs for that reason we must give them particular attention.

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ISBN-13:
9781333776534
Publisher:
FB&C Ltd
Publication date:
05/26/2017
Pages:
646
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

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