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AUTHOR OF "HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH REVOLUTION OP 1640
TRANSLATED BY WILLIAM HAZLITT.
IN THREE VOLUMES.
AND NEW YORK.
189 & Fef. 13
REPRINTED PROM STEREO-PLATES BY WILLIAM CLOWES AND SONS, LIMITED
STAMFORD STREET AND CHARING CROSS.
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 .