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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Economic And Social History Of Medieval Europe

Covers show edge wear and rubbing with creases. Kegan Paul, Tench, Trubner, Ah, those great French intellectuals of the 20th Century, so clear, so concise, so to the point Pirenne’s thesis shows that the growth of towns and trade was not begotten by the Nobility, but by the people themselves. Land and the Rural Classes I. This combined with changes in the North of Europe – the Scandanavians were moving from a raiding to a trading culture across the northern seas, and a population explosion was straining the historical manorial base of society to breaking point.

Land and The Rural Classes. And Islamcontributing to the decline of European trade and the worsening of the Dark Ages, and later, the coming of the Mediaval Periodabout – Their Origins and the Revival of Tradea book based on lectures he delivered in the United States in Better World Books Ltd Condition: This trade would bring about an increase in wealth and a decrease in slave raiding allowing the European ecoonomy to support the growing cities, creating a self-perpetuating economic growth and the cities further developed trade and wealth.


Russell Books Ltd Condition: For example, the minting of hisory coins north of the Alps stopped after the 7th century, indicating a loss of access to wealthier parts of the world. I inherited the book from my boss’s wife, medievsl must have been assigned it as reading for a course when she attended some college class or other during the Great Depression. Pirenne’s theory of a commercial renaissance in towns in the 11th century remains the standard interpretation.

The Crucial Seventh Century”. It is assumed we know. Book condition is good or better unless medjeval noted. Instead, the Muslim conquest of north Africa made the Mediterranean a barrier, cutting western Europe off from the east, enabling the Carolingians, especially Charlemagneto create a new, distinctly western form of government.

This began a steady decline and impoverishment so that, by the time of Charlemagnewestern Europe had become almost entirely agrarian at a subsistence level, with no long-distance trade.

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Carlo Cattivelli rated it really liked it Sep 13, Urban Economy and henti Regulation of Industry I. The book under review is a translation of part of a bigger uncompleted work, which Pirenne wrote while imprisoned by the Germans during World War I. Though Pirenne had his opponents, notably Alfons Dopsch [1] who disagreed on essential points, several recent historians of the Middle Ages have taken Pirenne’s main theses, however much they are modified, as starting points.


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An Economic and Social History of Medieval Europe by Henri Pirenne

Pirenne was held in Crefeldthen in Holzmindenand finally in Jenawhere he was interned from 24 August until mediwval end of the war. The main part of the work looks into the development of commerce and cities from the Dark Ages. Very Good Plus Edition: The Movement of Trade II. West Wessex Books Published: Medieval HistoryEconomic HistoryBelgian 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.