An Economic and Social History of Medieval Europe has ratings and 12 Pirenne thesis can be given than by Henri Pirenne himself in the introduction to .. en la Edad Media y su impacto en las ciudades, la burguesía y el mundo feudal. Medieval Cities has ratings and 27 reviews. Henri Pirenne is best known for his provocative argument–known as the “Pirenne .. Breve ensayo histórico sobre el origen de las ciudades de la Edad Media, muy esclarecedor y ameno. Girona experienced at first hand the political events of catalonia and spain as a whole, and with particular intensity the rise of catalanism, the social conflicts and, .

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Write a review Rate this item: I hope nobody nowadays is assigned to read it. Dec 08, Czarny Pies rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Only my interest in the subject matter kept it from getting the lowest rating. This was an economically disasterous shift but gradually European prosperity re-emerged as trade once again expanded, in the new Northern cities following the defeat of the Vikings, and in the Mediterrenean undet the umbrella of the Byzantine and as Europe re-flexed its military might in the Mediterranean with the Crusades and Italian city states along with the Catalan traders gradually displaced the Saracene pirates, raiders and slave-traders.

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Henri Pirenne

It surely does not appear to have been opened since. Spanning as it does several centuries and a vast geographical space, the book still tells a coherent story.

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Medieval Cities: Their Origins and the Revival of Trade by Henri Pirenne

Please, edit the description. He also became prominent in the non-violent resistance to the Germans who occupied Belgium in World War I. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Ciudades y pueblos medievales. In this book, Pirenne traces the decline of European cities as a result of this crisis, and their revival in the 11th and 12th pirsnne due to the reopening of the ancient trade routes.


Mustafa Pirebne Yayla rated it liked mevievales Dec 20, It was only the abrupt entry of Islam on the scene, in the course of the seventh century, and the conquest of the eastern, southern and western shores of the great European lake, which altered the position, with consequences which were to influence the whole course of subsequent history. He was writing at a time when language was quainter, wordier, and he often throws in Latin words of which I love to try to figure out, but my intention on reading the book was to learn history, not Latin.

Second, and most importantly, one must acknowledge the pervasive influence that Pirenne’s ideas had on the generation of scholars since him. Commerce to the End of the Thirteenth Century I. I am not sure whether or not he later wrote down his thoughts, or if the book is just a collection of said lectures. It would help the reader if they are already familiar with the some of the history betweenciuxades the people and places mentioned are not elaborated on. Protectionism, Capitalism and Mercantilism Pirenne tries to balance both the role of the Church and Capitalism if you want to know his bias, I can’t tell from the book, they are like the brake and accelerator of the Medieval economy, one medievapes the weak, the other rising the general standard of living and neither are above his often humouristic reproach: Ah, those great French intellectuals of the 20th Century, so clear, so concise, so to the point Urban centers, with their economic and administrative roles gone, became shells of their former selves — the few that survived did so because they became “episcopal cities” — the seats of local church officials, constrained to stay in one place to minister to their flock.

The most frightening part is the note above the publication date: Pirenne argues that the barbarian take-over of the Rom A little gem of a book, that presents what has been elsewhere called the “Pirenne thesis” — that the Dark Ages descended on Europe not with the Ostrogoths’ capture of Rome in the 5th century, but with the rise of Islam in Spain and West Asia in the eighth.


Why being a bourgeois is not a such a bad idea. It was not until trade began to revive in the early Middle Ages that old cities cast jenri their lethargy and new ones appeared. View all subjects More like this Similar Items. A warning, I suppose, fromthat seems strangely relevant almost 80 years later… As Confucius might have said: R rated it liked it Aug 21, Mike Notesiri rated it liked it Apr 29, However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study.

Citations are based on reference standards. Your request to send this item has been completed. Want to Read saving…. No greater summary of the Pirenne thesis can be given than by Henri Pirenne himself in the introduction to this book: Jan 22, Marie A.

A little dry but a pretty excellent overview of the rise of commerce in Medieval Europe! Pirenne concludes that they could not have been any of these.

Sep 05, Hadrian rated it really liked it Shelves: He goes on to describe in some detail how the increase in trade moved in conjunction with developments in credit, as the ability to circumvent the ban on usury by the Church was key to the continuing growth of the Mercantile class. Las ciudades de la Edad Media Author: In the West This series of lectures provides an excellent introduction to the urban pirene of Western Europe from pirfnne.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. Much historiography of Medieval times is based on Pirenne’s insights – his foundations now have some quite imposing structures placed upon them. What I adored this book for was its readability, and for Pirenne’s connections between population increases, the appearance of independent merchants, the formation of communes and cities, and the increasing dominion of lay authority and governance in civil matters. A page, a few paragraphs, and boom I’m out like a light.