Growth of ties of dependence : Moslems and Hungarians Northmen Some consequences and some lessons of the invasions Environment conditions of life and mental climate : material conditions and economic characteristics Modes of feeling and thought Folk memory Intellectual Renaissance in the second feudal age Foundations of law Ties between man and man, kinship : solidarity of the kindred group Character and vicissitudes of the tie of kinship Ties between man and man, vassalage and the fief : vassal homage Fief General survey of Europe Fief becomes the patrimony of the vassal Man of several masters Vassal and lord Paradox of vassalage Ties of dependence among the lower orders of society : manor Servitude and freedom Towards new forms of manorialism Social classes and political organization : nobles as a 'de facto' class Life of the nobility Chivalry Transformation of the nobility into a legal class Class distinctions within the nobility Clergy and burgesses Political organization : judicial institutions Traditional powers, kingdoms and empire From territorial principalities to castellanies Disorder and the efforts to combat it Towards the reconstruction of states, nationals developments Feudalism as a type of society and its influence: Feudalism as a type of society Persistence of European feudalism.
Translation of La société féodale.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 453-482) and index.
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