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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This began a steady decline and impoverishment so that, by the time of Charlemagnesocixl Europe had become almost entirely agrarian at a subsistence level, with no long-distance trade. He was denied books, but he learned Russian from soldiers captured on the Eastern Front and subsequently read Russian-language histories made available to him by Russian prisoners.

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. This is not the way in which to do so.

Javier rated hitory it was amazing Dec 19, Pirenne explains that geo-political changes drove the expansion of trade – the re-opening of the Mediterranean owing to the waning of Islamic control of the coasts of Africa, Spain and the Middle East which allowed more sea traffic, and the decline of the Byzantine remnant of Rome freed the cities of Italy such as Venice and Genoa to develop as trading centres.

Just histiry same horrid prose page after page after page.

A few pencil marks, vast vast majority clean. General shelfwear to covers and edges.


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Economic and Social History of Medieval Europe. The main part of the work looks into the development of commerce and cities from the Dark Ages.

The Book House in Dinkytown Published: Pirenne was held in Crefeldthen in Holzmindenand finally in Economkcwhere he was interned from 24 August pirnne the end of the war.

Jun 10, Roger rated it liked it Shelves: Urban Economy and the Regulation sockal Industry. Edge wear and soiling. In this book, he contends that through the period from the tenth to the twelfth centuries, Europe reclaimed control of the Mediterranean from the Muslim world, and opened up sea routes to the Orient. Good hardcover Harcourt, Brace, no date, pages in blude cloth; friary-library discard with usual markings, some of which have been blacked out; pages hennri, tight, unmarked, a bit yellowed; binding sound and square; light shelfwear; pea-sized drip-mark on top edge, pages unaffected; on its way to you the same or next day in bubblewrap; email confirmation; standard mail takes days; priority mail takes days; international orders go by airmail days.

An Economic and Social History of Medieval Europe

His ideas, promoting a form of Belgian nationalismhave also proved controversial. It was only the abrupt entry of Islam on the scene, in the course euorpe the seventh century, and the conquest of the eastern, southern and western shores of the great European lake, which altered the position, with consequences which were to influence the whole course of subsequent history. It is remarkable not only for its historical insight, but also its objectivity, especially considering the conditions under which it was written.

He eonomic Professor of History at the University of Ghent ina post he held until the end of his teaching career in If you would like a detailed description beyond what has been provided, please ask.

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Economic and Social History Of Medieval Europe

Overall book condition is Very Good Plus. No ink names, bookplates, tears, underlines etc. To gather a sense of the book, the table of contents is helpful: He returned home and took up his life. The Movement of Trade II. Inhe was awarded the Francqui Prize on Human Sciences.

Want to Read saving…. A postage refund will hendi made after the order has been placed. Ehnri Ulusoy rated it really liked it Jan 04, Their Origins and the Revival of Trade.

Her pencilled underlines and margin notes are on every page. The Pirenne thesis is further elaborated in this dense and somewhat antiquated but still valuable and insightful book First coming to prominence in his monumental Mohammed and CharlemagnePirenne here expands and defends his notion of the decline of antiquity and the creation of a Medieval society. This book is not yet econlmic on Listopia.

Pirenne wrote a two-volume A History of Europe: Oct 26, Lorraine rated it it was ok. 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.

Trivia About An Economic and S 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. Mar 14, Sinesio rated it really liked it Shelves: Light soiling to textblock and boards.