Feudal Society in Medieval France: Documents from the County of Champagne

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Theodore Evergates
University of Pennsylvania Press, Jun 3, 2011 - History - 192 pages
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Theodore Evergates has assembled, translated, and annotated some two hundred documents from the country of Champagne into a sourcebook that focuses on the political, economic, and legal workings of a feudal society, uncovering the details of private life and social history that are embedded in the official records.

 

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Contents

Chapter I The Governance of a Feudal State
1
Rural and Urban Policies
19
The Fairs of Champagne
28
Family Affairs
37
Inheritances
49
The Dower Custom
58
Ecclesiastical Placevnents
62
Testaments
67
The Crusades
96
Prince Henry and the Second Crusade
102
Preparingfor a Crusade
108
Consequences of the Crusades
113
Acts of Violence Liberality and Charity
123
Liberality
135
Charity
140
Bibliography
145

Feudal Affairs and Lordship
74
Mortgages Debts and Sales
83
Lordship
91

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Theodore Evergates is Professor of History at Western Maryland College. Among his books is Aristocratic Women in Medieval France, also available from the University of Pennsylvania Press.

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