Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Assembly Places and Practices in Medieval Europe

Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Assembly Places and Practices in Medieval Europe

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Assembly Places and Practices in Medieval Europe, ed. Aliki Pantos and Sarah Semple (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2004). 251 pp.; 55 illustrations. ISBN 1-85182-665-3. £50.00/euro65.00. This collection of eleven essays by specialists in history and archaeology focuses on the history and development of the 'moot', and its role in law and government: the volume stems from a conference on the subject. Essays treat the origin and evolution of royal, judicial, and popular assemblies in medieval Europe, though with the exception of one essay they do not treat the European mainland. Following a general introduction by the editors, the first section focuses on Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. Richard Warner explores the inception and early development of the royal mound in Ireland; Elizabeth FitzPatrick considers the relation of landscape and tradition with regard to the royal inauguration mounds of medieval Ireland; Stephen T. …

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