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. Feudalism: Third English Edition [F.L. Ganshof] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. 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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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 how feudalism operated on different and contrasting scales in opposing countries. However, the king is still the true owner of the land or fief; the nobleman to whom he gave bj to is now a tenant-in-chief. Open Preview See a Problem?

François-Louis Ganshof

Fans of the Middle Ages. He makes sure to define all the terms and to explain the use of alternate terms for the same ideas. The best English-language introduction to this very major aspect of his work is in F. May 11, Michelle rated it liked it.

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Charlie Kilpatrick rated it it was amazing Jul 31, Retrieved from ” https: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. This is heavy going stuff but the author knows what he is talking about and if you can wade through the drab, dull writing style and understand the various ins-and-outs of the feudal order then you may find this interesting.

We all know about the archaic and feudaliam concept of medieval feudalism, am I right?

Bekah rated it liked it Nov 30, Very detailed and very specific, it’s a good starting point towards understanding the workings of Feudal states. Felix rated it really liked it Mar 02, To ask other readers questions about Feudalismplease sign up. Bruna rated it liked it Sep 06, Susan rated it it was amazing Apr 01, After studies with Ferdinand Lothe practiced law for a period, before returning to the University of Ghent. Standard textbook treatment but solid research.


This book goes into detail about the legal intricacies of the feudal order, while describing in detail how feudalism arose out of the chaos of the Carolingian Empire and permeated the social, political and economical structure of Europe.

What happens when you can no longer perform your duties either due to age or fitness, if you owe service to more than one Lord and both are at war with each other, is the Fief heritable, can a widow hold a fief for an infant? This collection of major articles ends with an exhaustive bibliography of Ganshof’s writings on Merovingian and Carolingian history down to Just don’t expect this to be super engaging From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Ernesto Ribeiro rated it it was amazing Jul 27, Though Ganshof’s definition is not always accepted today, this book was not his only work. Published December by Harper Torchbooks first published 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 succeeded Pirenne in as professor of medieval history, after Pirenne left the university as a result of the enforcement of Dutch as language of instruction.

He contributed greatly to his field, mostly through articles. Rozinha Leal rated it liked it Sep 08, No trivia or quizzes yet. Parliament17 rated it liked it Oct 12, gamshof With its unbreakable code of obligation and servitude on behalf of the vassal; of protection and defence on behalf of the lord?

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PaperbackThird English Editionpages. 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 veudalism 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 one needs Ganshof, 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 ganshov 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.

Jan 02, Jan-Maat added it Shelves: Ganshof’s work was primarily on Flanders in the Carolingian period. Where land, rank and titles were the be all and end all of medieval life and were how one climbed up the social ladder?

Ganshof, The Carolingians and the Frankish Monarchy. Maria rated it liked it Nov 25, Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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This page was last edited on 24 Augustat The slight problem is that Ganshof is right and Bloch is also right. On ceudalism on it would go until the peasantry themselves received small parcels of land from however was above them in rank. Views Read Edit View history.