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Medieval Cities (Translated from the French by Frank D. Halsey - circa 1922)
Medieval Cities - Translated from the French by Frank D. Halsey - circa 1922 Author:Henri Pirenne Originally written (circa 1922), from a series of lectures given in America. This publication was translated from French and published in several publications. This book was printed in 1956. — Amidst the ruins left first by the breakdown of classical civilization, and then by the fury of the Northmen, trade and urban life began to revive in Europ... more »e in the tenth an eleventh centuries, ending the Dark Ages and opening the peroid of Medieval civilization. MEDIEVAL CITIES is the story of this revival. "At once plain and scholarly...it is one of the best sort of contributions to historical writing - those which combine simplicity with erudition and imagination with accuracy."