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Feudal Society Volume 2: Social Classes and Political Organization

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"Feudal Society is a great work of historical synthesis. The author treats feudalism as a living and vitalising force in the society of Western Europe from the ninth to the thirteenth century. After surveying the social and intellectual conditions in which feudalism developed, Bloch examines the nature of the bond of kinship both as a predecessor and as a concomitant of vassalage. The core of the book is a masterly account of the creation of ties and dependence and of relations of lord and vassal, and the origins and nature of the fief. The nobility and their way of life, knighthood and chivalry, the clergy and other forces in society are also portrayed, and the work concludes with a discussion on feudalism as a type of society. Throughout the author treats history as a living organism and endless process of the creative evolution."

Book in very good condition, although the previous owner has inscribed the title page.

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Author(s):
Bloch, M.
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1975
Format:
Paperback
Publisher:
Routledge & Kegan Paul Ltd

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"Feudal Society is a great work of historical synthesis. The author treats feudalism as a living and vitalising force in the society of Western Europe from the ninth to the thirteenth century. After surveying the social and intellectual conditions in which feudalism developed, Bloch examines the nature of the bond of kinship both as a predecessor and as a concomitant of vassalage. The core of the book is a masterly account of the creation of ties and dependence and of relations of lord and vassal, and the origins and nature of the fief. The nobility and their way of life, knighthood and chivalry, the clergy and other forces in society are also portrayed, and the work concludes with a discussion on feudalism as a type of society. Throughout the author treats history as a living organism and endless process of the creative evolution."

Book in very good condition, although the previous owner has inscribed the title page.

Author(s):
Bloch, M.
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1975
Format:
Paperback
Publisher:
Routledge & Kegan Paul Ltd

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