Land and Work in Mediaeval Europe was first published in English in 1967. Throughout the work, the idea that Marc Bloch was not only a historian but a great teacher is exemplified, as is his ability to ask interesting and original questions through his writing. Topics covered include medieval Germany, technical problems in the medieval economy and society, and the medieval class structure.
Foreword; 1. The Empire and the idea of Empire under the Hohenstaufen 2. A contribution towards a comparative history of European Societies 3. A problem in comparative history; the administrative classes in France and in Germany 4. Technical change as a problem of collective psychology 5. The advent and triumph of the watermill 6. Mediaeval ‘Inventions’ 7. The problem of gold in the middle ages 8. Natural economy or money economy: a pseudo-dilemma; Index