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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Histoire de Belgique book. Paperbacks, especially mass market paperbacks, will have spine creasing and may have age toned pages and curled covers.

He became Professor of History at the University of Ghent inmedieeval post he held until the end of his teaching career in Journal of Medieval History.

Protectionism, Capitalism and Mercantilism Pirenne tries to balance both the role of the Church and Capitalism if you want to know his bias, I can’t tell from the book, they are like the brake and accelerator of the Medieval economy, one protecting the weak, the other rising the general standard of living and neither are above his often humouristic reproach: His histofy Jacques Pirennewho had survived the war to become a historian in his own right, discovered the manuscript.

Covers show edge wear and rubbing with creases. His ideas, promoting a form of Belgian nationalismhave also proved controversial. Hardcoverpages. His “Merchant Enterprise School” opposed Marxism but shared many of Marx’s ideas on the merchant class.


An Economic and Social History of Medieval Europe by Henri Pirenne

The Revival of Commerce He returned home and took up his life. Stated “First American Edition ” on copyright page. Pirenne, inspired by patriotic nationalism, presupposed a Belgian unity — social, political, and aocial — which predated its independence by centuries. Mohammed and Charlemagne English translation by Bernard Miall, InBelgium was invaded by the German Empire and placed under German military occupation. Though this threat to European trade would not be eliminated until hfnri Barbary pirates were themselves eliminated centuries later.

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Henri Pirenne

The Provisioning of Towns II. Peter rated it liked it Apr 06, Too many people meant that peasants could not stay on their historical plots – leading some to move to other parts, farming reclaimed land not as serfs, but as free tenant farmers, while others took to trade as a way to make a living.

Ships with Tracking Number! This item ships from multiple locations. 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 adn government. Mar 28, Juan Pablo rated it liked it Shelves: To explain the importance of a hearth, one must understand that, in medieval Europe, there was no McDonalds to buy a cheeseburger from.


The combination of Plague and the Hundred Years War led to a reduced population, reduced mobility by the Merchant Class, and a lack of capital. This is not the way in which to do so. For over a year now, this has been my go-to book when sleep is difficult.

Economic and social history of medieval Europe

It was published by his son in 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.

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Miriam Rose Books Condition: Medievalist of Walloon descent, author of multi-volume history of Belgium, prominint proponent of nonviolent resitence to the occupying Germans in Belgium during WW I, noted for his books: Mustafa Altug Yayla rated it liked it Dec 20, Fifth impression; first English as According to Pirenne [6] the real break in Roman history occurred in the 8th century as a result of Arab expansion.

Commerce to the End of the 13 th Century.

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