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In this book, now available in paperback, he examines the history of France from the rise of the Capetians in the mid-tenth century to the execution of Joan of Arc in the mid-fifteenth. He takes the evolution of power and the emergence of the French state as his central themes, and guides the reader through complex - and, in many respects, still unfamiliar, yet fascinatingIn this book, now available in paperback, he examines the history of France from the rise of the Capetians in the mid-tenth century to the execution of Joan of Arc in the mid-fifteenth. He takes the evolution of power and the emergence of the French state as his central themes, and guides the reader through complex - and, in many respects, still unfamiliar, yet fascinating terrain. He describes the growth of the castle and the village, the building blocks of the new Western European civilization of the second millenium AD....

Title : France in the Middle Ages 987-1460: From Hugh Capet to Joan of Arc
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ISBN : 9780631189459
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 360 Pages
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France in the Middle Ages 987-1460: From Hugh Capet to Joan of Arc Reviews

  • Lorinda
    2019-01-30 05:54

    This history of late medieval France is very readable and gives a sense of the constant internal warfare and raiding that took place during this time period. It is a good antidote to a romantic view of life during the middle ages. The writing and translation are very clear. There is a good exposition of the concept of feudalism and how it worked. The maps, genealogical tables and chronology are helpful. Duby argues that the birth of the modern state took place in the early thirteenth century rather than at the end. He also makes interesting distinctions between developments in the north and the south.

  • Jonathan
    2019-02-02 11:55

    A fine and extremely readable introduction to medieval France. Most of the first half of the book describes the various levels of French society during this era, and is followed with a narrative political history. The emphasis is on power relationships and the various struggles within and between factions, especially the Church and the armored aristocracy. The reigns of the various kings is also covered, as are the many differences between northern and southern parts of the country. A person who intends to seriously study the development of the French state needs to start with the Middle Ages and this work is an excellent place to start.

  • Aurélie
    2019-01-28 13:30

    Bien que le titre ne le précise pas, l'ouvrage se focalise essentiellement sur l'histoire de France, entre 2 figures séminales de l'identité française : Hugues Capet et Jeanne d'Arc.Comme toujours avec Duby, c'est prenant, c'est bien écrit et on apprend une foultitude de choses.

  • Pollyanne
    2019-01-23 12:47

    what every girl ever what to know..her courage and determination that keeps her to full fill what france peasants and people want 'freedom' from the english