Lordship In France 1500 1789

Author: James Lowth Goldsmith
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9780820478692
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This book, the final installment of a two-volume history of French lordship, examines the role of lordship in old regime society, the internal structures and administration of lordship - including the seigneurial dues, domain-farms, forests and common lands, and serfdom - and seigneurial justice. In addition, the book reviews the regional patterns of lordship, and concludes with an examination of lordship from 1770 to 1789, the years immediately preceding the French Revolution.

Aristocratic Women In Medieval France

Author: Theodore Evergates
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812200616
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Were aristocratic women in medieval France little more than appendages to patrilineal families, valued as objects of exchange and necessary only for the production of male heirs? Such was the view proposed by the great French historian Georges Duby more than three decades ago and still widely accepted. In Aristocratic Women in Medieval France another model is put forth: women of the landholding elite—from countesses down to the wives of ordinary knights—had considerable rights, and exercised surprising power. The authors of the volume offer five case studies of women from the mid-eleventh through the thirteenth centuries, and from regions as diverse as Blois-Chartres, Champagne, Flanders, and Occitania. They show not only the diversity of life experiences these women enjoyed but the range of social and political roles open to them. The ecclesiastical and secular sources they mine confirm that women were regarded as full members of both their natal and affinal families, were never excluded from inheriting and controlling property, and did not have their share of family property limited to dowries. Women across France exchanged oaths for fiefs and assumed responsibilities for enfeoffed knights. As feudal lords, they settled disputes involving vassals, fortified castles, and even led troops into battle. Aristocratic Women in Medieval France clearly shows that it is no longer possible to depict well-born women as powerless in medieval society. Demonstrating the importance of aristocratic women in a period during which they have been too long assumed to have lacked influence, it forces us to reframe our understanding of the high Middle Ages.

The Novel Of The Century

Author: David Bellos
Publisher:
ISBN: 0374223238
Size: 13.20 MB
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"The story of how Victor Hugo wrote Les Misérables and why it became among the most influential and protean works of art ever created"--

Property And Dispossession

Author: Allan Greer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107160642
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Offers a new reading of the history of the colonization of North America and the dispossession of its indigenous peoples.

Encyclopedia Of Women In The Renaissance

Author: Diana Maury Robin
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1851097724
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Presents biographical and topical information on the contributions made by women during the Renaissance in such fields as medicine, religion, and art.