Wednesday, August 13, 2008

'Medieval Feudalism,' by Carl Stephenson: an Amazon review

"Although this book is slightly dated (written over 60 years ago) I still found it to be a good, concise, and well-written overview of medieval feudalism.

Stephenson covers such areas as social arrangements, familial, tribal, and civic relationships, titles of honor and authority, and age-marking ceremonies.

Most of us are foggy on the details of how people lived in medieval Europe during the feudal era. This book is a quick read (I finished it easily in 2 days), and helps to flesh out the on-the-ground history of an era that has done much to shape our current history."

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