Fiefs and Vassals: The Medieval Evidence Reinterpreted

Fiefs and Vassals: The Medieval Evidence Reinterpreted

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Publisher's Synopsis

Fiefs and Vassals has changed our view of the medieval world. It offers a fundamental challenge to orthodox conceptions of feudalism. Susan Reynolds argues that the concepts of the fief and of vassalage, as understood by historians of medieval Europe, were constructed by post-medieval scholars from the works of medieval academic lawyers and tha they provide a bad guide to the realities of medieval society. This is a radical new examination of relations between rulers, nobles, and free men, the distillation of wide-ranging research by a leading medieval historian. It has revolutionized the way we think of the Middle Ages.

Book information

ISBN: 9780198206484
Publisher: Clarendon Press
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 321.30902
DEWEY edition: 20
Language: English
Number of pages: 544
Weight: 838g
Height: 231mm
Width: 155mm
Spine width: 36mm