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Author West, Charles, 1979-
Title Reframing the feudal revolution [electronic resource] : political and social transformation between Marne and Moselle, c. 800 to c. 1100 / Charles West.
Publication Info. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
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Description 1 online resource.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- The historiographical background -- The place of the Carolingians in the Feudal Revolution -- Methodology -- Geography and sources -- Part I. The Parameters of Carolingian Society -- 1. Institutional integration -- Counts and the locality -- Bishops and episcopal organisation -- Royal power -- Conclusion: Structures of authority -- 2. Networks of inequality -- Aristocratic solidarities and the limits of Carolingian institutions of rule -- The logic of aristocratic dominance -- Conclusion: The dominance of lordship? -- 3. Carolingian co-ordinations -- Carolingian symbolic communication between Marne and Moselle : gifts, violence and meetings -- Characterising Carolingian symbolic communication -- From symbolic communication to economies of meaning -- Conclusion -- Part II. The long tenth-century, c. 880 to c. 1030 -- 4. The ebbing of royal power -- The distancing of royal authority -- Post-royal politics -- The causes for the retreat of royal power -- Conclusion -- 5. New hierarchies -- The transformation of the Carolingian county -- Lords and landlords in the long tenth century -- Ritual and society in the tenth century -- Conclusion: "Symbolic impoverishment" -- Part III. The exercise of authority through property rights, c. 1030-1130 -- 6. The banality of power -- The rise of banal power -- The reification of political power -- Material consequences -- Conclusion -- 7. Fiefs, Homage and the "Investiture Quarrel" -- Fiefs and dependent property -- Homage -- The "Investiture Quarrel" -- Towards a "secular liturgy"? -- Conclusion -- 8. Upper Lotharingia and Champagne around 1100 -- The new political landscape between Marne and Moselle -- Upper Lotharingia and Champagne compared -- Architectures of power -- Conclusion -- Conclusion: Between the "long twelfth century" and the settlement of disputes -- Reframing the Feudal Revolution : the Carolingian legacy -- Manuscripts index.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Perth, W.A. Available via World Wide Web.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Carolingians -- France -- Marne River Valley -- History.
Carolingians -- Moselle River Valley -- History.
Social change -- Europe -- History -- To 1500.
Political culture -- Europe -- History -- To 1500.
Feudalism -- Europe -- History -- To 1500.
Marne River Valley (France) -- Politics and government.
Moselle River Valley -- Politics and government.
Marne River Valley (France) -- Social conditions.
Moselle River Valley -- Social conditions.
Europe -- History -- 476-1492.
Added Author Ebooks Corporation
Related To Print version: 9781107028869 1107028868 (DLC) 2012042957
ISBN 1139237020 (electronic bk.)
9781139237024 (electronic bk.)
9781107028869 (hardback)
1107028868 (hardback)
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