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Le doyenné de Candé aux XIe et XIIe siècles : Organisation de l'espace et structures sociales

Abstract : The disappearance of Roman influence brought with it the breakup of the villae. Rural habitat dispersed. Populations began to gather under the Carolingians and culminate in the 12th century. Parishes just emerging in this region in the 8th century, fragmented and multiplied in those areas that were reconquered. Around 1140, Bishop Ulger gained control of parishes from the secular power. This possession was temporary as the parishes get to the control of the abbeys. Villages grew around church and cemetery and more clearly in the areas close to the castra. The count's power was reduced by the lords of the castrum through the usurpation of the ban. (general weakening of count's power between 1060 and 1109). At the end of the period, political power was held by the senechal of the far-off count-king, the bishop controlling the abbeys, monks seeking long-term stability took over the organization of living space and oversaw the people, nobles sacrificing their future to the present abandoned a part of their revenues. The people tryed to survive through the extension of the ager. The economy and the population increased slowly. By the end of the 12th century, the territory had become completely civilized.
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Michel Pecha. Le doyenné de Candé aux XIe et XIIe siècles : Organisation de l'espace et structures sociales. Histoire. Université d'Angers, 2006. Français. ⟨tel-00337159v2⟩



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