Land and Family

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Univ of Hertfordshire Press, Oct 1, 2010 - Business & Economics - 192 pages
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With a special emphasis on the exchange of land between medieval servile tenants--especially from the 13th century onward--this scholarly examination of the peasant land market of the Middle Ages explores the identification of peasant families with particular lands to which they had a hereditary right. Using this theme to explore village life and showing how peasants were affected by the changes over time and place, this study employs primary source material from the Winchester estates. Analyzing thousands of land exchanges and interactions from more than 50 different manors on Winchester, this volume reveals unparalleled opportunities for comparing regional and local differences of experience.
 

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Contents

List of figures
The peasant land market and the Winchester pipe rolls
The bishops estate
Units of property
Entn fines
Families and their land
Z Transfers within families
Buyers and sellers
Accumulation
Conclusions
Appendix
Index
Tenures
Copyright

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John Mullan is a researcher and a lecturer in medieval history at Cardiff University. Richard Britnell is a specialist in the economic and social history of the medieval period And The author of Britain and Ireland, 1050-1530: Economy and Society; the Commercialization of English Society, 1000-1500; and Growth and Decline in Colchester, 1300-1525. He is a fellow of the British Academy.

Retired. Former Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Durham, England.