Lordship and Learning

Lordship and Learning

Studies in Memory of Trevor Aston

Edited by Ralph Evans

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Boydell Press

Overview

Overview

Studies focusing on medieval lordship and education.
The exercise of lordship in England is examined in relation to personal and tenurial dependence, estate management, and changing social and economic conditions. There are papers on the formation of kingdoms and national identities in early medieval Britain and Ireland, on Anglo-Saxon lordship, and on lords and peasants in Byzantium. In contributions on medieval education the institutions of late medieval Oxford are reassessed; the provisions made for their archives by medieval corporations, and the practical importance of muniments explained; and, at the other end of the spectrum, material from across western Europe is deployed to show how images were used to convey non-verbal messages to the non-literate.

Contributors: MARGARET ASTON, TREVOR ASTON, PAUL BRAND, JEREMY CATTO, T.M. CHARLES-EDWARDS, PETER COSS. RALPH EVANS, ROSAMOND FAITH, I.M.W. HARVEY, P.D.A. HARVEY, JAMES HOWARD-JOHNSTON, ERIC JOHN, N.E. STACY, MALCOLM UNDERWOOD.

Details

September 2004
7 black and white, 5 line illustrations
280 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
ISBN: 9781843830795
Format: Hardback
Boydell Press
BIC HBJD1, 1DBKE, 2AB, 3H, 4P
BISAC HIS015000
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Table of Contents

Introduction - Ralph Evans
The making of nations in Britain and Ireland in the early middle ages - T M Charles-Edwards
Social change in early medieval Byzantium - James Howard-Johnston
The annals of St Neots and the defeat of the Vikings - The late Eric John
Cola's tun: rural social structure in late Anglo-Saxon Devon - Rosamond Faith
The ancestry of English Feudalism -
What's in a construct? the `gentry' in Anglo-Saxon England - Peter Coss
The state of the demesne manors of Glastonbury Abbey in the twelfth century - N E Stacy
The manorial reeve in twelfth-century England - Paul D A Harvey
Stewards, bailiffs and the emerging legal profession in later thirteenth-century England - Paul A Brand
Whose was the manorial court? - Ralph Evans
Poaching and sedition in fifteenth-century England - I M W Harvey
`Laymen's books': medieval images in theory and practice - Margaret Aston
The triumph of the hall in fifteenth-century Oxford - Jeremy Catto
The defences of a college: the law's demands and early record keeping in St John's College, Cambridge - Malcolm Underwood
Muniment rooms and their fittings in medieval and early modern England -

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