By Carl Stephenson
"In the subsequent pages i've got attempted to provide an explanation for, as easily and concisely as attainable, the historic value of the feudal process. . . . My goal has now not been to provide a accomplished description of Europe within the feudal age, or perhaps of feudal society. i've got taken without any consideration that the reader may be accustomed to the most political occasions of the center a long time: the barbarian invasions, the formation of the Carolingian Empire, the institution of the later monarchies, the Crusades, and so forth. i've got passed over all yet cursory point out of the manorial method and the revival of trade . . . . i've got, in different phrases, limited the dialogue to the few associations which may be stated to have constituted feudalism right, or to were chiefly linked to it."—from the Preface
This reprint of the 1st single-volume paintings in English (originally released in 1942) to regard the foundations of feudalism offers a transparent and concise account of the beginning, progress, and rot of the feudal process. specified consciousness is paid to the rules of feudal tenure, chivalry, the army lifetime of the the Aristocracy, and the workings of feudal govt, as illustrated by way of genuine situations.
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