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Feudalism has 48 ratings and 9 reviews. Jan-Maat said: Best contrasted with Bloch’s Feudal Society which offer’s a broad definition of Feudalism, Ganshof. Feudalism: Third English Edition [F.L. Ganshof] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The word ‘feudalism’ (Germ. Lehnswesen or Feudalismus; Fr. féodalité) is one to which many different meanings have been attached. During the French.

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My old edition is decorated with line drawings from manuscripts of knights, homage and castles, while not strictly necessary is a counterweight to the austerity of the subject. We all know about the archaic and old-fashioned concept of medieval feudalism, am I right? Refresh and try again.

Here he succeeded Pirenne in as professor of medieval history, after Pirenne left the university as gwnshof result of the enforcement of Dutch as language of instruction. Manol Glishev rated it it was amazing Aug 14, With its wealthy and controlling monarchs, belligerent and deceitful nobles and its many, many overworked, underpaid and desperately poor peasants?

Feudalism by François-Louis Ganshof

Paulo Muller rated it really liked it Jun 22, I geudalism it interesting to imagine the audience the publisher foresaw. Published December by Harper Torchbooks first published Jan 18, Ryan Patrick rated it really liked it Shelves: Where land, rank and titles were the be all and end all of medieval life and were how one climbed up the social ladder?


Very detailed and very specific, it’s a good starting point towards understanding the workings of Feudal states. Just don’t expect this to be super engaging It’s the perfect place to go if y If you’re looking for a quick, accessible, and intelligent introduction to feudalism this is a good place to go.


Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The best English-language introduction to this very major aspect of his work is in F. Patrick Rutledge rated it liked it Dec 20, Though Ganshof’s definition is not always accepted today, this book was not his only work. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Its author is one of the leading authorities in western Europe on Feudalism and its translator a leading English expert on the early Middle Ages. Land was of fundamental importance to the Middle Ages; through it an individual could gain wealth, security, power, political influence and the ability to raise armed forces.

Retrieved from ” https: All of the Latin quotations are translated there are many. At the top of the feudal pyramid sits the king and it is he owns all the land. On and on it would go until the peasantry themselves received small parcels of land from however was above them in rank.


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After studies with Ferdinand Lothe practiced law for a period, before tanshof to the University of Ghent. Bruna feudalissm it liked it Sep 06, Sean Murphey rated it really liked it Feb 14, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Feudalismplease sign up. Land is power and power is everything especially in the violent and ruthless Middle Ages.

Thankfully, he italicizes the words which did make it easier to feudalims for them. This contrasts with the later ideas of Marc Blochwhere feudalism encompasses society as a wholeand those of Susan Reynoldsquestioning the concept of feudalism in itself.

John rated it liked it Nov 01, Here he defines feudalism narrowly, in simple legal and military terms.