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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A time came when the developing merchant aand was strong enough to throw off feudal obligations or to buy out the prerogatives of the old order, which Pirenne contrasted with the new element in numerous ways. Better World Books Ltd Condition: On the other hand, the great commercial road, by which in the past the Baltic had communicated with Constantinople and Baghdad via Russia, had been closed since the establishment of the Patzinaks on the shores of the Black Sea and the Caspian in the twelfth century, thus giving the Mediterranean the monopoly of relations with the Byzantine and Moslem East.

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The marketplace sold most food and goods in large quantities only. Pirenne was a close friend of German historian Karl Lamprecht —until they broke during the war when Lamprecht headed a mission to invite Belgians to collaborate rconomic Germany’s long-term goals. Henri Pirenne’s reputation today rests on three contributions to European history: Commerce to the End of the Thirteenth Century I. The Scarlet Pimpernel Published: Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside.


This dude has serious beef with Charlemagne. The revival of commerce. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Herni Discuss Reviews 0 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.

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Mathom House Books, Inc. A page, a few paragraphs, and boom I’m out like a light. Pirenne’s thesis shows that the growth of towns and trade was not begotten by the Nobility, but by the people themselves.

Economic And Social History Of Medieval Europe

Please, edit the description 3 94 Sep eurrope, Jacques wrote a preface explaining its provenance and published it, with the English translation appearing in Too many people meant that peasants could not stay on their historical plots – leading some to move to other parts, farming reclaimed land not as serfs, but histofy free tenant farmers, while others took to trade as a way to make a living.

The leaders among the mercantile class formed a bourgeois patriciatein whose hands economic and political power came to be concentrated. He died at UccleBrussels in He also became prominent in the nonviolent resistance to the Germans who occupied Belgium in World War I.


Former copy of Walter Goffart, medievalist and signed by him on ffep. Mohammed and Charlemagne English translation by Bernard Miall, Views Read Edit View history. This class also worked hard to limit their own numbers by creating Guilds and other trade organisations, as well as limiting competition by developing tariffs and other official forms of control over trade.

An Economic and Social History of Medieval Europe by Henri Pirenne

Medieval HistoryEconomic HistoryBelgian history. His “Merchant Enterprise School” opposed Marxism but shared henrk of Marx’s ideas on the merchant class. Owner’s mark discreetly on inside cover.

Pirenne’s theory of a commercial renaissance in towns in the 11th century remains the standard interpretation. When trade revived in the late tenth and eleventh centuries, merchants and artisans were drawn to the existing centres, forming suburbs in which trade and manufactures were concentrated.

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Economic and social history of medieval Europe

Themirso rated it really liked it Nov 27, Papyrusmade only in Egypt, no hlstory appeared in northern Europe after the 7th century; writing reverted to using animal skinsindicating its economic isolation.

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