Medieval Society and the Manor Court

Synopsis

The records of manorial courts have been used increasingly as the principal source for the reconstruction of rural and small town society in Medieval England. They offer a unique source with which to investigate peasant demography, family patterns, the village community and economy, the characteristics and instruments of customary law and the ways in which that law was perceived and exploited by landlords and tenants.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Zvi Razi
  • Richard M. Smith
  • Paul R. Hyams
  • Lloyd Bonfield
  • L. R. Poos
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Oxford
Publication year:
  • 1996

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