The Story of Domesday Book

The Story of Domesday Book

by Rwh Erskine

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The Story of Domesday Book by Rwh Erskine, Ann Williams

Domesday Book, first published in 1086, has attracted intense scrutiny particularly since the ninth centenary celebrations and the publication of new editions and modern translations by both Alecto Historical Editions and Phillimore. Facsimiles, translations, maps and apparatus are now readily available on CD-ROM. Never before has it been possible to explore the intricacies of this infinitely detailed text so deeply, nor to extract from it such a wealth of information about medieval England. The Story of Domesday Book is a richly rewarding collection of special studies relating to Domesday Book by outstanding Domesday scholars of our time. The Story of Domesday Book throws new light on the dark corners of this extraordinary Survey, and is an indispensable aid to further understanding England's most important public record.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781860772733
Publisher: The History Press
Publication date: 01/01/2003
Series: None Ser.
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsix
A General Introduction to Domesday Book1
Special Studies
1The Geography of Domesday England29
2How Land was held before and after the Norman Conquest50
3The Life of the Manor54
4Agriculture in Late Anglo-Saxon England60
5The Archaeology of the Domesday Vill67
6The Domesday Boroughs81
7Eleventh-Century Communications90
8Parish Churches in the Eleventh Century97
9The Castles of the Conquest104
10The Monetary System under William I112
11Weights and Measures119
12The Economics of Domesday England130
13Apparent Repetitions in Domesday Book138
14The Great and Little Domesday Manuscripts144
15Marginal Notes and Signs in Domesday Book174
16Annotations in Domesday Book since 1100204
Appendices
IThe Marginalia of Great Domesday Book226
IIMethods of Textual Abbreviation in Great Domesday Book228
IIIThe Arrangement of Folios by Gatherings in Great Domesday Book230
Notes232
Bibliography256
Glossary258
Index267

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