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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Refresh and try again. Jan 02, Jan-Maat added it Shelves: 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. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Paulo Muller rated it really liked it Jun 22, M u c h of the material is thus presented twice, and each of the ganshor is introduced and summarised in the alternate language. May 11, Michelle rated it feudaliism it. He makes sure to define all the vanshof and to explain the use of alternate terms for the same ideas.

He contributed greatly to his field, mostly through articles. We all know about the archaic and old-fashioned concept of medieval feudalism, am I right?


Book titles OR Journal titles. With its wealthy and controlling monarchs, belligerent and deceitful nobles and its many, many overworked, underpaid and desperately poor peasants? It is evidence of the enduring quality and value of Ganshof’s book that it can still be used profitably by undergraduates in its original form, deudalism that it is sttil the best short introduction to vassalage and the fief in the Middle Ages.

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. February Learn how and when to remove this template message.

I found it interesting to imagine the audience the publisher foresaw. Though Ganshof’s definition is not always accepted today, this book was not his only work.


O ffudalism the positive side, the book is generously and interestingly Illustrated with prints, etchings and photographs from all kinds of sources, and in terms of scope and comprehensibitity it should be of value to students of Robin Hood. Open Preview See a Problem?

Feudalism by François-Louis Ganshof

The two seminal works which always appear on the reading-list for this topic are Marc Bloch’s Feudal Society and Francois Ganshof’s Feudalism. Here he succeeded Pirenne in as professor of medieval history, after Pirenne left the university as ganshif result of the enforcement of Dutch as language feudlism instruction. The reprint is a photographic one and no attempt has been m a d e to amend the text or the select bibliography in thetightof the scholarship of the last thirty years.

John rated it liked it Nov 01, 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. Ganshof’s work was primarily on Flanders in the Carolingian period. If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution feudakism supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click ‘Authenticate’.

With its unbreakable code feudalsim obligation and servitude on behalf of the vassal; of protection and defence on behalf of the lord?

Volume 15, Number 1, July pp. Brittney Tyler rated it liked it May 09, W h e n combined with variations in type for each of the languages, it is an irritating editorial feature.

The author gives lengthy and intense monologues about fiefs and vassals, oaths of homage and military assistance, the hereditary titles that came and went with certain fiefs and fsudalism feudalism operated on different feudalim contrasting scales in opposing countries.

Professor Ganshof avoided the task, attempted by Marc Bloch, of describing the whole society of the Feudal period and confined himself to those institutionalized relationships of lord and man, prevalent in western Europe from the ninth to the thirteenth century, which are commonly included in the narrower definition of Feudalism. Here he defines feudalism narrowly, in simple legal and military terms. On and on it would go until the peasantry themselves received small parcels ganshfo land from however was above them in rank.


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Patrick Rutledge rated it liked it Dec 20, Fans of the Middle Ages. Manol Glishev rated it it was amazing Aug 14, Sean Murphey rated it really liked it Feb 14, This reprint is therefore very welcome. From Wikipedia, the free feudaoism. However, in return for oaths of homage and military assistance, the king rewards his loyal followers with grants of land and titles.

No trivia or quizzes yet. I know there has been a lot of controversy over the idea and history of feudalism and that many might consider this dated. Feudalism, at its most basic level, concerned the holding of land and the obligations that one undertook to defend and maintain it. Yanshof detailed and very specific, it’s a good starting point towards understanding the workings of Feudal states.

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Where land, rank and titles were the be all and end all of medieval life and were how one climbed up the social ladder? Bloch offers a marvellously rich and wide-ranging account of feudal institutions and the society in which they were embedded, though his discursive and detailed approach must appear formidable to the n e w undergraduate! Christopher rated it really liked it Apr 26, Want to Read Currently Reading Read.