French Rural History

French Rural History : An Essay on its Basic Characteristics

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First published in Britain in 1966, French Rural History is a study initially given as lectures in Oslo in 1929. It focuses on the fundamental problems of French agrarian history and places them in true perspective. Throughout the work, Marc Bloch analyses the issues in all their complexity and treats them practically, as would a man who was both a historian and a farmer. The work has been celebrated as a work of historical sociology, full of personality and unmistakable more

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  • Hardback | 294 pages
  • 137.92 x 215.9 x 19.05mm | 320g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138855227
  • 9781138855229

Table of contents

Foreword; Preface; Introduction: Some observations on method; 1. The Main Stages in the Occupation of the Soil 2. Agrarian Life 3. The Seigneurie Down to the Crisis of the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries 4. Changes Affecting the Seigneurie and Landed Property from the Later Middle Ages Down to the French Revolution 5. The Social Groupings 6. The Beginnings of the Agricultural Revolution 7. Lines of Continuity: Past and Present; Indexshow more

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