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. This translation of Quéstĉe que la fèodalité? includes revisions of the 3rd French ed. 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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François-Louis Ganshof

Felix rated it really liked it Mar 02, Manol Glishev rated it it was amazing Aug 14, Though Ganshof’s definition is not always accepted today, this book was not his only work. 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.

Forged from a partnership between gasnhof university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves. Ganshof, in contrast, provides a masterpiece of compression, clearly and succinctly set out, and incorporating extensive evidence with a remarkably light touch.

Fe We all know about the archaic and old-fashioned concept of medieval feudalism, am I right? We all know about the archaic and old-fashioned concept of medieval feudalism, am I right? I found it interesting to imagine the audience the publisher foresaw. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. Open Preview See a Problem?

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Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. It is an inexpensive paperback. He remained there until his retirement in But it is still an excellent overview of the legal side of the concept–Ganshof limits his discussion to the higher levels of society you don’t see serfs here.


Bruna rated it liked it Sep 06, First appearing in French editions in andits translation into English in was greeted with acclaim by English and American reviewers. Refresh and try again.

François-Louis Ganshof – Wikipedia

To ask other readers questions about Feudalismplease sign up. Feudalism, at its most basic level, concerned the holding of land and the obligations that one undertook to defend and maintain it. After studies with Ferdinand Lothe gansof law for a period, before returning to the University of Ghent. Brittney Tyler rated it liked it May 09, This page was last edited on 24 Augustat Land was of fundamental importance to the Middle Ages; through it an individual could gain ceudalism, security, power, political influence and the ability to raise armed forces.

Rozinha Leal rated it liked it Sep 08, Contact Contact Us Help. If he were to rebel the king would declare him a traitor, seize his land and give it to a better nobleman.

Maria rated it liked it Nov 25, Christopher rated it really liked it Apr 26, Published Fsudalism by Harper Torchbooks first published Bekah rated it liked it Nov 30, Susan rated it it was amazing Apr 01, This is heavy going stuff but the author knows what he is talking about and if you can wade through the drab, dull writing ganshlf and understand the various ins-and-outs of the feudal order then you may find this interesting.


John rated it liked it Nov 01, All of the Lat I know there has been a lot of controversy over the idea and history of feudalism and that feudalisn might consider this dated. He makes sure to define all the terms and to explain the use of alternate terms for the same ideas. Book titles OR Journal titles. 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 gajshof subject.


The book argues that the Machiavelli of force gsnshof fraud, the ‘rhetorical Machiavel’, is not simply the result of a naive reading of his works, but m a y be understood as a ‘rhetorical dimension of his political theory’ p.

The two seminal works which always appear on the reading-list for this topic are Marc Gansnof Feudal Society and Francois Ganshof’s Feudalism. Just don’t expect this to be super engaging The joy and the problem of Bloch’s definition is that includes medieval Europe, Japan and the Middle East among others as having Feudal Societies – broadly similar ways of extracting value from agriculture and power over the countryside, if one wants to talk about what was weird, specific and peculiar to Europe then fedualism needs Ganshif, the issue with him is that it is not just particular to a place but also a time, his book deals with a period of about one century and one can already spot the system straining and changing in places and not conforming to Ganshof’s vision, his book almost invites a series of categories Feudalism I through to Feudalism VII b wales to deal with the development and varieties in time and space of European Feudalism.