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The Crisis of the Twelfth Century: Power, Lordship, and the Origins of European Government

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ISBN-10: 0691169764

ISBN-13: 9780691169767

Edition: 2015

Authors: Thomas N. Bisson

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Medieval civilization came of age in thunderous events like the Norman Conquest and the First Crusade. Power fell into the hands of men around castles who imposed coercive new lordships in quest of nobility, heedless of the old public order. In "The Crisis of the Twelfth Century," acclaimed historian Thomas Bisson asks what it was like to live in a Europe without government, and he asks how people experienced power, and suffered. Rethinking a familiar history as a problem of origins, he explores the circumstances that impelled knights, emperors, nobles, and churchmen to infuse lordship with social purpose.Bisson traces the origins of European government to a crisis of lordship and its…    
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Book details

List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: Princeton Univ Pr
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 720
Size: 5.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.870
Language: English