Feudalism by F.L. GanshofFeudalism by F.L. Ganshof


byF.L. GanshofTranslated byPhilip Grierson

Paperback | April 5, 1996

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'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. 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. Professor Ganshof ... 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. The result is a summary of current doctrine which could scarcely be bettered.'

George Holmes, The Cambridge Review

The late F.L. Ganshof was professor emeritus of Medieval History, University of Ghent. Philip Grierson is professor emeritus of History, Cambridge University.
Title:FeudalismFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 8.98 × 5.99 × 0.56 inPublished:April 5, 1996Publisher:University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division

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ISBN - 10:0802071589

ISBN - 13:9780802071583

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Feudalism is the result of Prof. F.L. Ganshof's research into feudal systems and institutions. Concentrating mostly on the origins of feudalism in northern France, the Low Countries, and Germany, this work suggests a number of theories for the comparative study of feudalism. Students of medieval history will appreciate the clear and concise discussion of this subject.

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'He has a complete mastery of his material, sure historical judgment, creative imagination, and a gift for clear and precise exposition. A subject that is often treated in rather abstract terms is here given reality and concreteness ...' (about a reprint of the 3rd edition published in 1964 by F.L. Ganshof.) - Sidney Painter - Speculum