The English Manor C.1200 To C.1500

The English Manor C.1200 To C.1500

by Mark Bailey
     
 

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Provides a comprehensive introduction and essential guide to one of the most important institutions in medieval England and to its substantial archive. This is the first book to offer a detailed explanation of the form, structure and evolution of the manor and its records. Offers translations of, and commentaries upon, each category of document to illustrate their

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Provides a comprehensive introduction and essential guide to one of the most important institutions in medieval England and to its substantial archive. This is the first book to offer a detailed explanation of the form, structure and evolution of the manor and its records. Offers translations of, and commentaries upon, each category of document to illustrate their main features. Examples of each category of record are provided in translation, followed by shorter extracts selected to illustrate interesting, commonly occurring, or complex features. A valuable source of reference for undergraduates wishing to understand the sources which underpin the majority of research on the medieval economy and society.

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Many histories of medieval England rely heavily on manorial sources. This volume presents translations (from the Latin) of a number of manorial documents; explains their forms, features, structures, and uses; and discusses their evolution over time. Documents examined include surveys, extents, inventories, rentals, custumals, leases, accounts, and court rolls. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780719052293
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Publication date:
09/01/2002
Series:
Manchester Medieval Sources
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.44(w) x 8.42(h) x 0.83(d)

Meet the Author

Mark Bailey is Headmaster of Leeds Grammar School and a Senior Visiting Lecturer at the University of Leeds

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