Henri Pirenne Quote

There happened in the Middle Ages what has happened so often since then. Those who were the beneficiaries of the established order were bent on defending it, not so much, perhaps, because it guaranteed their interests, as because it seemed to them indispensable to the preservation of society.


Medieval Cities: Their Origins and the Revival of Trade (ed. Princeton University Press, 1956) - ISBN: 9780691007601

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There happened in the Middle Ages what has happened so often since then. Those who were the beneficiaries of the established order were bent on...

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There happened in the Middle Ages what has happened so often since then. Those who were the beneficiaries of the established order were bent on...

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There happened in the Middle Ages what has happened so often since then. Those who were the beneficiaries of the established order were bent on...

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There happened in the Middle Ages what has happened so often since then. Those who were the beneficiaries of the established order were bent on...