The Growth of the Manorby Paul Vinogradoff
Pub. Date: 10/31/2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The Growth of the Manor (1905) is one of the key works of the eminent expatriate Russian jurist, Paul Vinogradoff (1854–1925). Expanding on his Oxford lectures, this book attempts to re-establish coherence within English medieval history after the critiques of scholars including Frederic Maitland had supposedly obscured the historical narrative. Tracing the evolution of the manor, Vinogradoff demonstrates how feudal law and tenurial relationships evolved out of more primitive systems of male descent. He claims there was demonstrable progress from a system of communal action and responsibility to one of personal rights and subjection that can be traced through what he calls the 'Celtic', 'Old English' and 'Feudal' periods. The latter system was secured in the Norman Conquest of 1066, although the former continued to exist underneath it. Of particular interest to those studying the Domesday Book, this is also an important text for medievalists and legal historians.
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- Cambridge Library Collection - Medieval History Series
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- 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.89(d)
Table of ContentsPreface; Book I. The Pre-English Period: 1. Celtic tribal arrangements; 2. Roman influence; Book II. The Old English Period: 1. The English conquest; 2. The grouping of the Folk; 3. The shares in the township; 4. The open-field system; 5. The history of the holding; 6. Manorial origins; Book III. The Feudal Period: 1. The principles of the Domesday survey; 2. Ownership and husbandry; 3. Social Classes; Notes to Book I; Notes to Book II; Notes to Book III; Index.
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