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The birth of nobility : constructing aristocracy in England and France : 900-1300

Author: David Crouch
Publisher: Harlow, England ; New York : Pearson/Longman, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
"The history of medieval aristocracy is in crisis, collapsing under the weight of three centuries of work and confused by separate and mutually uncomprehending Anglophone and Francophone historiographies. David Crouch lucidly summarises and analyses this enormous international field of publications, unpicking the basic assumptions behind both national traditions in order to explain and reconcile them. He offers new  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Crouch, David.
Birth of nobility.
Harlow, England ; New York : Pearson/Longman, 2005
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Crouch
ISBN: 0582369819 9780582369818
OCLC Number: 56840555
Description: xiii, 361 pages [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Noble conduct --
Reconstructing chivalry --
From preudommie to chevalerie --
Out of the iron age --
Noble descent --
Constructing families --
The power of lineage --
Inventing snobbery --
Noble class --
Historians and noble class --
Medieval people and social division --
The precocity of England --
Noble Lordship --
The Feudal debate --
Power and structures --
Noble women : the view from the stands.
Responsibility: David Crouch.


'The Birth of Nobility' analyses the enormous international field of publications on the subject of medieval aristocracy, breaking it down into four key debates: noble conduct, noble lineage, noble  Read more...


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'' Under the broad headings of conduct, descent, class and lordship, shows how scholarship over the past centuries has resulted in the perceptions today.''British and Irish Bibliography

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