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AUTHOR OF "HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH REVOLUTION OP 1640

TRANSLATED BY WILLIAM HAZLITT.

IN THREE VOLUMES.

VOL. III.

LONDON:
GEORGE BELL & SONS, YORK ST., COVENT GARDEN,

AND NEW YORK.

1892.

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189 & Fef. 13

Historia

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REPRINTED PROM STEREO-PLATES BY WILLIAM CLOWES AND SONS, LIMITED

STAMFORD STREET AND CHARING CROSS.

CONTENTS

often forgotten that social facts form themselves but slowly, and in

forming themselves, undergo many vicissitudes-Analysis of the feudal

system in its essential elements. They are three in number: 1. The

nature of territorial property; 2. Amalgamation of sovereignty and pro-

perty; 3. Hierarchical organization of the feudal association-State of

territorial property from the 5th to the 10th century-Origin and meaning

of the word feodum-.It is synonymous with beneficium—History of

benefices, from the 8th to the 10th century-Examination of the system

of Montesquieu concerning the legal gradation of the duration of bene-

fices—Causes of the increase of the number of benefices--Almost all

landed property became feudal .

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VOL. III.

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