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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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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want gandhof read. Here he defines feudalism narrowly, in simple legal and military terms.

February Learn how and when to remove this template feudaoism. The writing is dry and rather lifeless and the endless legal ramifications of feudalism would, I suspect, drive most individuals mad with boredom and despair.

I know there has been a lot of controversy over the idea and history of feudalism and that many might consider this dated.

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Parliament17 rated it liked it Oct 12, Want to Read saving…. What happens when you can no longer perform your duties either due to age or fitness, if you owe service to more than one Lord and both are at war with each other, is the Fief heritable, can a widow hold a fief for an infant? Brittney Tyler rated it liked it May 09, Feudalism, at its most basic level, concerned the holding of land and the obligations that one undertook to defend and maintain it.

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François-Louis Ganshof

Bruna rated it liked it Sep 06, Patrick Rutledge rated it liked it Dec 20, 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.

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After studies with Ferdinand Lothe practiced law for a period, before returning to the University of Ghent. Thankfully, he italicizes the words which did make it easier to scan for them. Paulo Muller rated it really liked it Ganhsof 22, 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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All of the Lat I know there has been a lot of controversy over the idea and history of feudalism and that many might consider this dated. This collection of major articles ends with an exhaustive bibliography of Ganshof’s writings on Merovingian and Carolingian history down to Feudalism dominated the Middle Ages from around to and was the social and economic structure that knitted together the various factions of medieval life be they monarch, priest, merchant, noble or peasant. But, on the other hand, there are many footnotes citing foreign-language books and the modern-language passages are not translated even though they are probably archaic versions French, etc.

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The best English-language introduction to this very major aspect of his work is in F.

Narrow interpretation of the feudal relationship in Western Europe from the ninth to the twelfth centuries. There is no index. If he were to rebel the king would declare him a traitor, seize his land and give it to a better nobleman. No trivia or quizzes yet. Land is power and power is everything especially in the violent and ruthless Middle Ages.

Professor Ganshof avoided the task, attempted by Marc Ganshoff, “Professor Ganshof’s book answers the prayer of every teacher and student of medieval history for a lucid, concise and authoritative exposition of feudal institutions. Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. 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.

He contributed greatly bh his field, mostly through articles.