Property and Power in the Early Middle Ages / Edition 1

Property and Power in the Early Middle Ages / Edition 1

by Wendy Davies
     
 

This is a collection of original essays on the relationship between property and power, a fundamental theme in medieval history, by largely the same team which produced The Settlement of Disputes in Early Medieval Europe (1986). It addresses four main issues: the meaning of power over property; the ways in which proprty conveyed power; the nature of immunities; and… See more details below

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This is a collection of original essays on the relationship between property and power, a fundamental theme in medieval history, by largely the same team which produced The Settlement of Disputes in Early Medieval Europe (1986). It addresses four main issues: the meaning of power over property; the ways in which proprty conveyed power; the nature of immunities; and the power of royal authority to affect property relations. The areas studied include Wales, England, France, Germany, Italy, and Byzantium, and the essays range across the period 650-1150.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521434195
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

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Table of Contents

List of maps
Preface
List of abbreviations
Introduction1
1The ideology of sharing: apostolic community and ecclesiastical property in the early middle ages17
2Teutsind, Witlaic and the history of Merovingian precaria31
3Eternal light and earthly needs: practical aspects of the development of Frankish immunities53
4The wary widow - Appendix I: the Latin text of Erkanfrida's will82
5Lordship and justice in the early English kingdom: Oswaldslow revisited114
6Adding insult to injury: power, property and immunities in early medieval Wales137
7Property transactions and social relations between rulers, bishops and nobles in early eleventh-century Saxony: the evidence of the Vita Meinwerci - Appendix 2: surviving notices of property transactions from Meinwerk's pontificate165
8Monastic exemptions in tenth- and eleventh-century Byzantium200
9Property ownership and signorial power in twelfth-century Tuscany221
10Conclusion: property and power in early medieval Europe245
Glossary272
List of works cited285
Index313

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