All listings for this product
Best-selling in Textbooks
Save on Textbooks
- AU $80.99Trending at AU $88.17
- AU $72.90Trending at AU $77.76
- AU $71.88Trending at AU $73.75
- AU $82.89Trending at AU $85.67
- AU $72.90Trending at AU $79.64
- AU $34.72Trending at AU $42.76
- AU $21.22Trending at AU $25.57
About this product
- DescriptionMedieval 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 bility. Rethinking a familiar history, Thomas Bisson explores the circumstances that impelled knights, emperors, bles, 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 t 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.
- Author BiographyThomas N. Bisson is the Henry Charles Lea Professor of Medieval History Emeritus at Harvard University.
- Author(s)Thomas N. Bisson
- PublisherPrinceton University Press
- Date of Publication13/10/2015
- SubjectRegional History
- Place of PublicationNew Jersey
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- First Published2008
- ImprintPrinceton University Press
- Content Note1 color illus. 10 halftones. 1 line illus. 5 maps.
- Weight857 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine38 mm
This item doesn't belong on this page.
Thanks, we'll look into this.