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Feudal Monarchy in the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem 1100-1291

Feudal Monarchy in the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem 1100-1291

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Feudal Monarchy in the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem 1100-1291

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Slight fraying on heel and head of spine and on front hinge

First edition. Signed by the author and his personal copy. Subsequently from the library of the distinguished medievalist Kenneth M. Setton (1914-1995) of the Princeton Institute for Advanced Study, whose signature the volume also bears

The last endpapers contain a list of reviews of the work together with a partial list of Prof. La Monte's publications, probably in his handwriting; there are a few neat marginal notes.

John L. La Monte (1902 - 1949) was a distinguished and productive scholar and Byzantinist specializing in the Middle Ages, the Crusades and the Latin Church's establishments in the Holy Land; his career was cut short by his untimely death at the age of 47.

This work is still considered one of the best regarding the organization and political, financial, legal, military and administrative structures of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem and its dependent states. The work concentrates on the institution of the monarchy and its relationships with its nobles and vassals, the influence upon it of the cultures the Crusaders brought with them in the 11th and 12th centuries, and discusses the preservation of classic or pure feudalism in Crusader States while increasing authoritarianism and centralized control in Europe was eclipsing feudalism.


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Setton Book Collection US (US)
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Feudal Monarchy in the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem 1100-1291
Black cloth, title and author gilt-stamped on spine.
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second hand - Very Good
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Medieval Academy of America
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10 1/4" x 7"
Crusades, Latin kingdoms in Holy Land, feudalism, Kings of Jerusalem, First and Second Kingdom of Jerusalem, feudal tenure, Antioch, Tripoli, Edessa, Crusader States
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The Crusades; Byzantine History; Medieval History; History of Christianity;
10 1/4" x 7"

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About Setton Book Collection

European history, with a loose focus on the late medieval/early Renaissance period, including the Crusades; some first or contemporary editions from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries; some scholarly works in English, French, German, Italian, Modern Greek, Catalan, Russian.Some works from the libraries of Reeve Shley at Ripplebrook; John L. La Monte; Kenneth M. Setton; Howard Ellison Whitney; Wilhelmina, Duchess of Cleveland; Washington Shirley, 9th Earl Ferrers, Joseph Harrison Brazier; Duke Georg Alexander of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.Also some exotic Americana and other eclectic gems that have serendipitously popped up over the years."I just wanted to say that the service and quality of the book received from 'Setton Book Collection' was exceptional. I am very pleased with the book: A Narrative of the Conversion and Death of Count Struensee. 5 star service all the way.Best Regards,Pete,London, England13 October 2020


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