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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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Pirenne brought the perspective of the Low Countries to his interpretations, which had value at the time but have been substantially corrected for other regions of Europe. 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: And Islamcontributing to the decline of European trade and the worsening of the Dark Ages, and later, the coming of the Mediaval Periodeconomjc – It surely does not appear to have been opened econimic.

Kegan Paul, Tench, Trubner, Pirenne was held in Crefeldthen in Holzmindenand finally in Jenawhere he was interned from 24 August until the end of the war.

Henri Pirenne

This aspect of his thesis has been challenged in detail. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Medieval HistoryEconomic HistoryBelgian history.

Very good mass market paperback. Harcourt, Brace and Co. After the war, he reflected the widespread disillusionment in Belgium with German culture, while taking a nuanced position which allowed him to criticize German nationalism without excluding German works from the scholarly canon.


Economic and social history of medieval Europe

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.

NOT an ex-library book. Translated from the French by Clegg. The revival of commerce and urban life in the twelfth century is the heart of the book. Jacques wrote a preface explaining its provenance and published it, with the English translation appearing in Rather than a blow-by-blow chronology of wars, dynasties and incidents, A History of Europe presents a big-picture approach to social, political and mercantile trends.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Retrieved from ” https: Inner front board has a book plate. I hear you say – no, I’m not here to discuss the Sartres, Foucaults, Derridas and Kristevas of the World, but the other great intellectual gift to us from France – the French historians of the 20th Century – Bloch, Le Roy Ladurie, and the author discussed here, Pirenne although Pirenne was actually Belgian.

BabaYaga rated it liked it Apr 10, Henri Pirenne’s reputation today rests on three contributions to European history: His theory that traders started historyy small co-operatives and built wealth on their own terms makes sense – the Nobles gained without having to get their hands dirty, as they gathered rents from townsmen, and sold their surplus agricultural produce to the same people.


Zocial argued that profound social, economic, cultural, and religious movements in the long term resulted from equally profound underlying causes, and this attitude influenced Marc Bloch and the nistory of the French Annales School of social history.

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An Economic and Social History of Medieval Europe by Henri Pirenne

He wrote completely from memory. Near Fine condition trade paperback; would be Fine except for owner name blindstamp no ink embossed on 1st page.

The thesis was originally laid out in an article published in Revue belge de Philologie et d’Histoire 1pp. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Pencil underlining on a few pages. First published in When trade revived in the late tenth and eleventh centuries, merchants and henei were drawn to the existing centres, forming suburbs in which trade and manufactures were concentrated.

Javier rated it it was amazing Dec 19, Pirenne’s theory of a commercial renaissance in towns in the 11th century remains the standard interpretation. Urban Institutions and Law Chapter 3: These three men between them changed the way we think about Medieval History, by thi Ah, those great French intellectuals of the 20th Century, so clear, so concise, so to the point