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France in the Making 843–1180

Jean Dunbabin


Covering the centuries between the disintegration of the Carolingian empire and the rise of the French monarchy, this book traces the long period of gestation that ended with the emergence of the kingdom of France as a recognizable political entity capable of inspiring the loyalty of its peoples. It describes the emergence in the late ninth and tenth centuries of principalities and lesser political units in which the personal qualities or resources of the rulers permitted them to command obedience. In the eleventh century, the threat of political fragmentation led princes to establish sounder ... More

Keywords: Carolingian empire, French monarchy, Ile-de-France, kingdom of France, kings of France, legal procedures, administrative procedures

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780198208464
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208464.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jean Dunbabin, author
St Anne's College, Oxford