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The English Manor C.1200 To C.1500

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This is the first study to offer a detailed explanation of the form, structure, and evolution of the manorial records upon which all historical studies of medieval England are based. Beginning with a discussion of the nature and variety of the manor, as well as its origins and developments, the book then proceeds to dissect each category of manorial documents—surveys, extents, rentals, inventories, accounts, and court rolls—which are considered...

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Overview

This is the first study to offer a detailed explanation of the form, structure, and evolution of the manorial records upon which all historical studies of medieval England are based. Beginning with a discussion of the nature and variety of the manor, as well as its origins and developments, the book then proceeds to dissect each category of manorial documents—surveys, extents, rentals, inventories, accounts, and court rolls—which are considered in turban, and exemplified.

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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)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780719052293
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2002
  • 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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Table of Contents

Part I: The Composition and Origins of the Manor
• Introductions
• The Characteristics of the Medieval Manor
• The Size and Composition of Medieval Manors
• Origins and Development of the Manor
• Manorial Documents *Part II: Manorial Surveys, Extents and Rentals
• Surveys and Extents Before c. 1300
• Land Tenures and Personal Status on the Medieval Manor
• Surveys, Rentals and Terriers after c. 1300
• Historical Uses of Surveys and Extents * Part III: Manorial Accounts
• The Management of the Manor
• The Format of the Account
• The Evolution of the Account
• Historical Uses of the Account
• Subsidiary Documents of the Account
Part IV: Manor and Leet Courts
• The Manor Court
• The Leet Court
• Manor and Leet Courts After c. 1400
• Historical Uses of Court Rolls

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