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Kingdoms and Communities in Western Europe 900-1300 - Susan Reynolds

Kingdoms and Communities in Western Europe 900-1300

Paperback Published: 1st June 1997
ISBN: 9780198731474
Number Of Pages: 466

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This study is an exploration of the collective values and activities of lay society in Western Europe between the tenth century and the thirteenth. Arguing that medieval attitudes and behaviour have too readily been defined in terms of hierarchical structures of government, clerical thought, or narrow notion of kinship, the author instead places new emphasis on the horizontal bonds of collective association which permeated society in medieval England, France and Burgundy, Germany, the Netherlands, and Italy. By refocusing on the social and political values that characterized lay collective activity, this book offers a stimulating new approach to the history of medieval Europe. The second edition of this important study incorporates a substantial new introduction, which amplifies the arguments of the original edition and takes account of recent research.ON THE FIRST EDITION`all students of the Middle Ages and of collective organization will be indebted to Reynolds for this rich and original book. It will be a starting-point for discussion and the reference point for information', Times Literary Supplement

Praise for the first edition "This is a challenging book which all historians of medieval Europe and social theorists will have to come to terms with...all students of the Middle Ages and of collective organization will be indebted to Reynolds for this rich and original book."--Times Literary Supplement

Introduction to Second Edition The Historiography of Medieval Community Lay Ideas about Collectivity Theory and Practice List of Works Cited Introduction 1: Collective Activity in Traditional Law 900-1300 2: Legal Change 1140-1300 3: Fraternities and Guilds 4: The Community of the Parish 5: Villages and Rural Neighbourhoods 6: Urban Communities 7: Provinces and Lordships 8: The Community of the Realm 9: Lay Collective Activity 900-1300: A General View List of Works Cited Index

ISBN: 9780198731474
ISBN-10: 0198731477
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 466
Published: 1st June 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.62 x 13.89  x 2.79
Weight (kg): 0.6
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised