Making Agreements in Medieval Catalonia: Power, Order, and the Written Word, 1000-1200 (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought: Fourth Series)

Making Agreements in Medieval Catalonia Power Order and the Written Word Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought Fourth Series This book examines the role of written agreements in eleventh and twelfth century Catalonia and how they determined the social and political order In addition to offering insights into subjects as di

  • Title: Making Agreements in Medieval Catalonia: Power, Order, and the Written Word, 1000-1200 (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought: Fourth Series)
  • Author: Adam J. Kosto
  • ISBN: 9780521037853
  • Page: 201
  • Format: Paperback
  • This book examines the role of written agreements in eleventh and twelfth century Catalonia, and how they determined the social and political order In addition to offering insights into subjects as diverse as the power of counts and bishops and the organization of rural societies, it addresses several current debates in medieval studies the question of feudalism, the tThis book examines the role of written agreements in eleventh and twelfth century Catalonia, and how they determined the social and political order In addition to offering insights into subjects as diverse as the power of counts and bishops and the organization of rural societies, it addresses several current debates in medieval studies the question of feudalism, the transformation of the year 1000, medieval literacy, and the nature of Mediterranean societies It is thus a local study that has wide implications for the history of medieval Europe.

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    1. Kosto's impressively broad and detailed studies examines around a thousand of the particular type of written agreements known in 11th and 12th century Catalonia as conuenientiae. I don't know enough about the history of that region of Spain to be able to evaluate that aspect of his work, but I was impressed by how he used these documents to address questions of medieval Catalan social and political order, as well as to address wider debates in contemporary medieval studies—the vexed question o [...]

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