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English and French Towns in Feudal Society : A Comparative Study - Rodney Howard Hilton

English and French Towns in Feudal Society

A Comparative Study

Paperback Published: 3rd July 1995
ISBN: 9780521484565
Number Of Pages: 188

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This is a comparative study of the role of English and French towns in feudal society in the middle ages. In bringing together much material which dissolves old categories and simplifications in the study of medieval towns, Professor Hilton provides an important new perspective on medieval society and on the nature of feudalism. He argues that medieval towns were not, as is often thought, the harbingers of capitalism, and emphasises the way in which urban social structures fitted into, rather than challenged, feudalism.

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'This book pulls off a double: specialists will enjoy and be inspired by it, while novices will appreciate its clarity and terseness ... It deserves the widest possible audience.' Julia Barrow, History Workshop Journal 'A useful summary with some profound insights.' David Nicholas, The Economic History Review 'This synthesis, presented with talent by R. H. Hilton, must take a very honourable place among the few comparative studies of medieval urban history.' Cahiers de Civilisation Medievale

The town and feudalism: preliminary definitions
The feudal presence in towns
Urban social structures
Urban rulers
How urban society was imagined
Urban communities and conflict
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ISBN: 9780521484565
ISBN-10: 0521484561
Series: Past and Present Publications
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 188
Published: 3rd July 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.62 x 13.79  x 1.04
Weight (kg): 0.22

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