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The Manorial System and its Legacy

Jane Whittle

in The Development of Agrarian Capitalism: Land and Labour in Norfolk 1440-1580

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208426
eISBN:
9780191677991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208426.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter outlines the most significant aspects of the medieval manorial system, and the form it took in north-east Norfolk. It examines the elements ... More


Manor and Hide: The Manorial Roots of European Social Structures

in Why Europe: The Medieval Origins of Its Special Path

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226532530
eISBN:
9780226532387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226532387.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter discusses the emergence of the manorial and hide systems in the same time and at the same place as the agrarian revolution of the early Middle Ages. The “classic form of the manorial ... More


The Development of Agrarian Capitalism: Land and Labour in Norfolk 1440-1580

Jane Whittle

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208426
eISBN:
9780191677991
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208426.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book is an important new scholarly study of the roots of capitalism. The author's penetrating examination of rural England in the 15th and 16th centuries asks how ... More


Managing the land

Chris Wickham

in Framing the Early Middle Ages: Europe and the Mediterranean, 400—800

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199264490
eISBN:
9780191698934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264490.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter is concerned with the organization of agricultural production, particularly agriculture, based from the standpoint of landowners. It tries to show how unimportant slave-mode production ... More


The Conjugal Family and Bilateral Kinship: Social Flexibility through Looser Ties of Descent

in Why Europe: The Medieval Origins of Its Special Path

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226532530
eISBN:
9780226532387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226532387.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter analyzes family in medieval Europe. In his survey “Characteristics of the Western Family Considered over Time,” Peter Laslett grouped specific characteristics of the European family into ... More


Rural elegies

Clarisse Berthezène

in Training minds for the war of ideas: Ashridge College, the Conservative Party and the cultural politics of Britain, 1929-54

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719086496
eISBN:
9781781708941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086496.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

When Stanley Baldwin stated in 1924 that ‘the countryside is England and England is the countryside’ he was not merely articulating a quasi-nostalgic mythology. The Conservative construct of the ... More


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