Frederic William Maitland (1850-1906) was a British historian and jurist. His lectures, along with such writings as History of English Law Before the Time of Edward I (1895; written with Sir Frederic Pollock) and English Law and the Renaissance (1901), are among the best treatments of their subjects and left a profound stamp on English legal history.
Domesday Book and Beyond (Barnes & Noble Digital Library): Three Essays in the Early History of Englandby Frederic William Maitland
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The Domesday Book was a survey of England completed in 1086 for William the Conqueror. Maitland’s 1897 overview of feudal life, The Doomsday Book and Beyond, was called the greatest single book on English medieval history by Professor J. C. Holt. It influenced a century of scholarship. In addition to the title essay, this book includes “England Before the Conquest” and “The Hide.”
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