9780691169767-0691169764-The Crisis of the Twelfth Century: Power, Lordship, and the Origins of European Government

The Crisis of the Twelfth Century: Power, Lordship, and the Origins of European Government

ISBN-13: 9780691169767
ISBN-10: 0691169764
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Bisson, Thomas N.
Publication date: 2015
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Format: Paperback 720 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780691169767
ISBN-10: 0691169764
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Bisson, Thomas N.
Publication date: 2015
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Format: Paperback 720 pages

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Acknowledged authors Bisson, Thomas N. wrote The Crisis of the Twelfth Century: Power, Lordship, and the Origins of European Government comprising 720 pages back in 2015. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0691169764 and 9780691169767. Since then The Crisis of the Twelfth Century: Power, Lordship, and the Origins of European Government textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Medieval civilization came of age in thunderous events like the Norman Conquest and the First Crusade. Power fell into the hands of men who imposed coercive new lordships in quest of nobility. Rethinking a familiar history, Thomas Bisson explores the circumstances that impelled knights, emperors, nobles, and churchmen to infuse lordship with social purpose.

Bisson traces the origins of European government to a crisis of lordship and its resolution. King John of England was only the latest and most conspicuous in a gallery of bad lords who dominated the populace instead of ruling it. Yet, it was not so much the oppressed people as their tormentors who were in crisis. The Crisis of the Twelfth Century suggests what these violent people―and the outcries they provoked―contributed to the making of governments in kingdoms, principalities, and towns.

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