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Law and Government in Medieval England and Normandy

Law and Government in Medieval England and Normandy
Essays in Honour of Sir James Holt

$129.00 (C)

John Prestwich, John Gillingham, Matthew Strickland, George Garnett, Patrick Wormald, Stephen D. White, John Hudson, S. F. C. Milsom, Mary Cheney, Julia Boorman, Marjorie Chibnall, David Crouch, David Crook, Brian Kemp, Barbara Dodwell
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  • Date Published: May 1994
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521430760

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  • The works of Sir James Holt are well known to all those working in medieval history and this important set of essays, written in his honor, reflect his interests in England and Normandy from the tenth to the thirteenth centuries. The essays have been contributed by those who have taught, worked alongside, or studied under the honorand. Particular concerns of the volume are warfare and military intelligence; rebellion and responses to revolt; the development of land law; legal learning and documents.

    • Sir James Holt is one of the foremost medieval historians of his generation
    • His work has set a new agenda for the study of medieval law and government
    • The essays in this volume are by leading scholars in the field
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    • Date Published: May 1994
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521430760
    • length: 408 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 27 mm
    • weight: 0.77kg
    • contains: 1 map 2 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Military intelligence under the Norman and Angevin kings John Prestwich
    2. 1066 and the introduction of chivalry into England John Gillingham
    3. Against the Lord's Anointed: aspects of warfare and baronial rebellion in England and Normandy, 1075–1265 Matthew Strickland
    4. 'Ducal' succession in early Normandy George Garnett
    5. Quadripartitus Patrick Wormald
    6. The discourse of inheritance in twelfth-century France: alternative models of the fief in Raoul de Cambrai Stephen D. White
    7. Anglo-Norman land law and the origins of property John Hudson
    8. The origin of prerogative wardship S. F. C. Milsom
    9. Possessio/proprietas in ecclesiastical courts in mid-twelfth-century England Mary Cheney
    10. The sheriffs of Henry II and the significance of 1170 Julia Boorman
    11. The charters of the Empress Matilda Marjorie Chibnall
    12. A Norman conventio and bonds of lordship in the Middle Ages David Crouch
    13. The archbishopric of York and the extent of the forest in Nottinghamshire in the twelfth century David Crook
    14. Archdeacons and parish churches in England in the twelfth century Brian Kemp
    A bibliography of the published writings of Sir James Holt Barbara Dodwell

  • Editors

    George Garnett, University of Oxford

    John Hudson, University of St Andrews, Scotland


    John Prestwich, John Gillingham, Matthew Strickland, George Garnett, Patrick Wormald, Stephen D. White, John Hudson, S. F. C. Milsom, Mary Cheney, Julia Boorman, Marjorie Chibnall, David Crouch, David Crook, Brian Kemp, Barbara Dodwell

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