Bisson, Thomas

Courtesy of Harvard University Press

Thomas N. Bisson, Emeritus Lea Professor of Medieval History, Harvard University, received his A.B. from Haverford College (1953), and studied with Joseph R. Strayer at Princeton University (Ph.D. 1958).  He has written chiefly on medieval France and Catalonia, where he received the Creu de Sant Jordi (2001).  The argument of The Crisis of the Twelfth Century was first set out in “The Feudal Revolution,” Past & Present no. 142 (1994). Bisson is Fellow of the Medieval Academy of America, the British Academy, Institut d’Estudis Catalans, etc.

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On his book The Crisis of the Twelfth Century: Power, Lordship, and the Origins of European Government
(Our Cover Feature of May 15, 2009)