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Medieval society and the manor court

Author: Zvi Razi; Richard Michael Smith
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Claredon Press, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The records of manorial courts have been used increasingly as the principal source for the reconstruction of rural and small town society in medieval England. They offer a unique source with which to investigate peasant demography, family patterns, the village community and economy, the characteristics and instruments of customary law, and the ways in which that law was perceived and exploited by landlords and
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Zvi Razi; Richard Michael Smith
ISBN: 0198201907 9780198201908
OCLC Number: 34113048
Description: xiii, 709 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: The Historiography of Manorial Court Rolls / Zvi Razi and Richard M. Smith --
1. The Origins of the English Manorial Court Rolls as a Written Record: A Puzzle / Zvi Razi and Richard M. Smith --
2. What did Edwardian Villagers Understand by Law? / Paul R. Hyams --
3. What did English Villagers Mean by 'Customary Law'? / Lloyd Bonfield --
4. The Development of Deathbed Transfers in Medieval English Manor Courts / Lloyd Bonfield and L.R. Poos --
5. Charitable Bequests, Deathbed Land Sales, and the Manor Court in Later Medieval England / Elaine Clark --
6. Politics in Manorial Court Rolls: The Tactics, Social Composition, and Aims of a pre-1381 Peasant Movement / Peter Franklin --
7. Merton College's Control of its Tenants at Thorncroft, 1270-1349 / Ralph Evans --
8. The Dyffryn Clwyd Court Roll Project, 1340-1352 and 1389-1399: A Methodology and Some Preliminary Findings / A.D.M. Barrell, R.R. Davies, O.J. Padel and Ll. B. Smith.
Responsibility: edited by Zvi Razi and Richard Smith.
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