By Heather J Tanner

This learn deals a brand new version of political improvement for northern France via an research of the interrelationships among the counts of Boulogne and their acquaintances in Flanders, Picardy, Normandy, and England. It additionally illuminates the little studied kinfolk among much less strong counts and their neighboring territorial princes. equipped chronologically from the past due 9th via mid-twelfth century, each one bankruptcy offers a political narrative and an research of using kinship and alliance (formal and casual) to manipulate and behavior politics. the ultimate bankruptcy examines the formation of popularity and id of the comital family members of Boulogne. The ebook is a part of the bigger debate on feudalism, the increase of presidency associations, kinship and identification.

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