Economic and social history of medieval Europe appeared in Histoire du moyen âge, by Henri Pirenne, Gustave Cohen, and Henri Focillon.”. “In this book, Henri Pirenne, the great Belgian economic historian, traces the character and general movement of the economic and social evolution of Western. LibraryThing Review. User Review – jhw – LibraryThing. Points of interest: A. Generalization Exchange and trade had sunk to lowest ebb in ninth century.

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Light marking to boards, previous owner’s name to front free endpaper, very clean text throughout. Wikisource has original works written by or about: Sure, there may have been a merchant or two willing to sell one apple for a coin at quite the profitbut the economy and coinage was based on purchases that were bought for the hearth, not the individual.

Economic and Social History Of Medieval Europe by Pirenne, Henri

Henri Pirenne’s reputation today rests on three contributions to European history: The Provisioning of Towns II. Translated from the French by Clegg. Harcourt, Brace And CompanyCa.

Much historiography of Medieval times is based on Pirenne’s insights – his foundations now have some quite imposing structures placed upon them. At Jena, he began his history of medieval Europe, starting with the fall of Rome. It is assumed we know. Abd Notesiri rated it liked it Apr 29, NOT an ex-library book. Pirenne, inspired by patriotic nationalism, presupposed a Belgian unity histpry social, political, and ethnic — which predated its independence by centuries.


Harcourt, Brace and Co. Advanced Book Search Browse by Subject. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. In the East, they possessed another at Novgorod, by which they drained the trade of Russia. This is not the way in which to do so. Kegan Paul, Tench, Trubner, Xocial Belgian scholars have argued that the creation of their country was a historical chance.

R rated it liked it Aug 21, Trivia About An Economic and S The feudal core remained static and inert.

This was an economically disasterous shift but gradually European prosperity re-emerged as trade once again expanded, in the new Northern cities following the defeat of the Vikings, and in the Mediterrenean undet the umbrella of the Byzantine and as Europe re-flexed its military might in the Mediterranean with the Crusades and Italian city states along with the Catalan traders gradually displaced the Saracene pirates, raiders and slave-traders.

Henri Pirenne donated the majority of his personal library to the Academia Belgica in Rome. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Islamic conquest of the area of today’s south-eastern TurkeySyriaPalestineNorth AfricaSpain and Portugal ruptured economic ties to western Europe, cutting the region off from trade and turning it into a stagnant backwater, with wealth flowing out in the form of raw resources and nothing coming back.

Henri Pirenne – Wikipedia

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This bare-bones translation gives little insight into Pirenne’s style, and is a little dry, but is serviceable. Not quite so dry as I was expecting, this handy little text is a well-framed commentary of practices and institutions that undergird modern Europe and its colonial diaspora.

Pirenne’s history remains crucial to the understanding of Belgium’s past, but his notion of a continuity of Belgian civilization forming the basis of political unity has lost favor. A great Belgian historian recounts the economic and social evolution of Western Europe from the end of the Roman Empire to the mid-fifteenth century. Owner’s name on front inside cover.

Items are dispatched within annd normally 8 hours. Pirenne’s son Pierre had been killed in the fighting at the Battle of the Yser in October Please, edit the description. Histoire de Belgique book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. I have been interested in Medieval Europe since reading Roselynde by Roberta Gellis over 35 years ago, and find historical fiction much more to my taste than history.

Economic and social history of medieval Europe

Covers show edge wear and rubbing with creases. A medievalist of Walloon descent, he wrote a multivolume history of Belgium in French and became a national hero. Urban Industry Chapter 7:

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