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Pirenne, Henri 1862-1935

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Works: 733 works in 2,504 publications in 6 languages and 25,310 library holdings
Genres: History  Personal narratives‡vBelgian  Bibliography  Diaries  Records and correspondence  Maps 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction, Honoree, Other, Correspondent, Dedicator, Creator, Annotator, Director, Compiler, Recipient
Classifications: D121, 940.1
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Medieval cities; their origins and the revival of trade by Henri Pirenne ( Book )
76 editions published between 1925 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Henri Pirenne is best known for his provocative argument--known as the "Pirenne thesis" and familiar to all students of medieval Europe--that it was not the invasion of the Germanic tribes that destroyed the civilization of antiquity, but rather the closing of Mediterranean trade by Arab conquest in the seventh century. The consequent interruption of long distance commerce accelerated the decline of the ancient cities of Europe. Pirenne first formulated his thesis in articles and then expanded on them in Medieval Cities. In the book Pirenne traces the growth of the medieval city from the tenth century to the twelfth, challenging conventional wisdom by attributing the origins of medieval cities to the revival of trade. In addition, Pirenne describes the clear role the middle class played in the development of the modern economic system and modern culture. The "Pirenne thesis" was fully worked out in the book Mohammed and Charlemagne, which appeared shortly after Pirenne's death. Pirenne was one of the world's leading historians and arguably the most famous Belgium had produced. During World War I, while teaching at the University of Ghent, he was arrested for supporting Belgium's passive resistance and deported to Germany, where he was held from 1916 to 1918. In 1922, universities in various parts of the United States invited him to deliver lectures: out of these lectures grew Medieval Cities, which appeared in English translation before being published in French in 1927
Mohammed and Charlemagne by Henri Pirenne ( Book )
105 editions published between 1939 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Remarkable classic that developed the revolutionary theory of how the advance and influence of Islam caused the Europe of the Roman Empire to evolve into the Europe of the Middle Ages. An important...seminal book, worthy to close one of the most distinguished careers in European scholarship. ? Saturday Review of Literature
Economic and social history of medieval Europe by Henri Pirenne ( Book )
81 editions published between 1933 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A history of Europe from the invasions to the XVI century by Henri Pirenne ( Book )
70 editions published between 1936 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First published in 1939, this is a reissue of Henri Pirenne's extremely popular and influential history of Europe in the Middle Ages. It begins with the Barbarian and Musulman invasions in the fifth century AD, which signalled the end of the Roman world in the West, and ends in the middle of the sixteenth century with the Renaissance and the Reformation. Universally praised for its detailed and impartial approach, this reissue will be very welcome news to both students of medieval history and to the general reader seeking a definitive review of the period
Early democracies in the Low Countries; urban society and political conflict in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance by Henri Pirenne ( Book )
20 editions published between 1963 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A history of Europe by Henri Pirenne ( Book )
13 editions published between 1956 and 1958 in English and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Histoire économique et sociale du moyen âge by Henri Pirenne ( Book )
80 editions published between 1939 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mahomet et Charlemagne by Henri Pirenne ( Book )
52 editions published between 1922 and 2012 in French and Undetermined and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Belgian democracy, its early history by Henri Pirenne ( Book )
15 editions published between 1915 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les villes du Moyen Age by Henri Pirenne ( Book )
34 editions published between 1927 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Histoire économique de l'Occident médiéval by Henri Pirenne ( Book )
24 editions published between 1951 and 1985 in French and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Histoire de Belgique by Henri Pirenne ( Book )
79 editions published between 1900 and 1990 in 4 languages and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La fin du moyen âge by Henri Pirenne ( Book )
22 editions published between 1931 and 1946 in French and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte Europas im Mittelalter. by Henri Pirenne ( Book )
39 editions published between 1900 and 1994 in German and Undetermined and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wirtschaftsgeschichte / Europa
A history of Europe: from the invasions to the XVI century. With a new introd. to the American ed by Henri Pirenne ( Book )
2 editions published between 1955 and 1965 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Histoire de l'Europe des invasions au XVIe siècle by Henri Pirenne ( Book )
32 editions published between 1920 and 2012 in French and English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La Belgique et la guerre mondiale by Henri Pirenne ( Book )
13 editions published between 1928 and 1929 in 3 languages and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les anciennes démocraties des Pays-Bas by Henri Pirenne ( Book )
30 editions published between 1910 and 1928 in French and English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les villes et les institutions urbaines by Henri Pirenne ( Book )
27 editions published in 1939 in French and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Pirenne, H.
Pirenne, H. 1862-1935
Pirenne, H. (Henri), 1862-1935
Pirenne, Henri
Pirenne, Henry 1862-1935
Pirenne, Henryk 1862-1935
Pirenne, Jean Henri, 1862-1935
Pirenne, Jean Henri Otto Lucien Marie
Pirenne, Jean Henri Otto Lucien Marie, 1862-1935
Pirenne, M. Henri.
Пиренн, А. (Анри), 1862-1935
ピレンヌ, H
ピレンヌ, アンリ
Languages
English (435)
French (371)
Spanish (53)
German (40)
Italian (3)
Danish (1)
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