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

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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 ...

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The Crisis of the Twelfth Century: Power, Lordship, and the Origins of European Government
2015, Princeton University Press

ISBN-13: 9780691169767

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The Crisis of the Twelfth Century: Power, Lordship, and the Origins of European Government
2010, Princeton University Press

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The Crisis of the Twelfth Century: Power, Lordship, and the Origins of European Government
2008, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

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