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LAW AND CUSTOM
The Old English Customary Laws
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abbot agnatic alienation ancient associations become Beowulf betrothal bishop blood book-land bride bridegroom brothers chapter chieftain church claims clan Code collective hand common law communities of collective Conquest corporation court cousins customary daughters dead death descendants Domesday Book Eanmund ecclesiastical eldest England English law equal existence fact father feud folk-land Frederic Seebohm galanas gavelkind Germanic law gild gwely heir Herebeald hold household Hrothgar husband Hygelac idea individual inheritance juristic persons kindred king king's kinship land lord Maitland manor manorial mark-associations marriage maternal medieval Middle Ages modern natural Ongentheow organization origin ownership parentela partible partition payment primogeniture principle propositus regarded relations Roman rule Russian Scyldings Scylfings serjeanty share sisters socage social society sons tenants tenement tenure theory thirteenth century tion tref trefgordd tribal custom tribesmen ultimogeniture unions universitas villata Vinogradoff Weohstan wergeld whole wife youngest zadruga