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Introduction

ZVI RAZI and RICHARD M. SMITH

in Medieval Society and the Manor Court

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201908
eISBN:
9780191675065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201908.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Social History

This chapter presents a short systematic study of the historiography of court rolls. The aim is to show that older historical works, hardly read attentively anymore or even completely forgotten, ... More


Castles in Medieval Society: Fortresses in England, France, and Ireland in the Central Middle Ages

Charles L. H. Coulson

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198208242
eISBN:
9780191716676
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208242.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This book overturns many of the traditional assumptions about the nature and purpose of castle-building in the middle ages. It demolishes the traditional belief that castles were overwhelmingly ... More


The German Lands, 700–1100

BENJAMIN ARNOLD

in Power and Property in Medieval Germany: Economic and Social Change c.900-1300

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199272211
eISBN:
9780191709999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272211.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Medieval German society was by no means static in spite of a literate predilection for well-defined legal theories to apply to its various classes. As elsewhere, social changes were, in part, ... More


Introduction

R. R. Davies

in The Age of Conquest: Wales 1063-1415

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208785
eISBN:
9780191678141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208785.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

In the two and a half centuries before the Black Death of 1349, Wales underwent economic, social, and ecclesiastical changes arguably more profound and far-reaching than any it experienced prior to ... More


Prologue

Richard W. Kaeuper

in Chivalry and Violence in Medieval Europe

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199244584
eISBN:
9780191697388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244584.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter discusses Mark Twain and his idea of romanticism. The most compelling reason to avoid romanticizing chivalry is that to take a view through rose-tinted lenses distorts and trivializes ... More


Economic History

Christopher Dyer

in A Century of British Medieval Studies

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263952
eISBN:
9780191734083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263952.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter examines British research and publications concerning medieval economic history. It shows that the study of medieval economy and society helps to unify a number of areas of research and ... More


The Population History of Medieval English Villages: A Debate on the Use of Manor Court Records

L. R. POOS, ZVI RAZI, and RICHARD M. SMITH

in Medieval Society and the Manor Court

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201908
eISBN:
9780191675065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201908.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Social History

This chapter addresses the presumption that the scope of manorial courts' jurisdiction over medieval village society was so comprehensive that counts of individuals appearing in court transactions ... More


The State and the Insane

Michael W. Dols and Diana E. Immisch

in Majnūn: The Madman in Medieval Islamic Society

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202219
eISBN:
9780191675218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202219.003.0016
Subject:
History, World Medieval History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the legal status of Islamic state in dealing with the menace of insanity. From the point of view of social welfare, the most striking fact about medieval Islamic societies was ... More


Introduction

CHARLES L. H. COULSON

in Castles in Medieval Society: Fortresses in England, France, and Ireland in the Central Middle Ages

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198208242
eISBN:
9780191716676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208242.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Of all the monuments of medieval European civilization, castles are probably the most familiar, rivalled only by the parish churches and great cathedrals. They may well be the most popular form of ... More


Native Wales: The Bonds of Society

R. R. Davies

in The Age of Conquest: Wales 1063-1415

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208785
eISBN:
9780191678141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208785.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

‘There are three grades of men: king, noble and villein’. So declared the lawbooks in Wales with brisk confidence. The categorization is, of course, grossly over-simplified. It is but one example ... More


Peoples and Power

R. R. Davies

in The Revolt of Owain Glyn Dŵr

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205081
eISBN:
9780191676499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205081.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Wales in Owain Glyn Dŵr's day was a small and sparsely populated country; its total population, after the ravages of successive outbreaks of plague, is unlikely to have exceeded a quarter of a ... More


Introduction

Michael W. Dols and Diana E. Immisch

in Majnūn: The Madman in Medieval Islamic Society

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202219
eISBN:
9780191675218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202219.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Medieval History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Whether madness is treatable or transcendental, tragic or trivial, it evokes much interest among scholars because the insane challenge the everyday assumptions about reason and normality and test the ... More


Majnūn: The Madman in Medieval Islamic Society

Michael W. Dols

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202219
eISBN:
9780191675218
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202219.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Medieval History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This is a study of madness in the medieval Islamic world. Using a wide variety of sources from history, literature, and art, the book explores beliefs about madness in Islamic society and examines ... More


The Importance of Time and Place

John Hatcher and Mark Bailey

in Modelling the Middle Ages: The History and Theory of England's Economic Development

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199244119
eISBN:
9780191697333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244119.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Economic History

This chapter looks at the generic weaknesses of the models that have been developed to describe and explain the history of the medieval economy. It explores these failings from three different ... More


The Theory of Magic in Healing

Michael W. Dols and Diana E. Immisch

in Majnūn: The Madman in Medieval Islamic Society

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202219
eISBN:
9780191675218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202219.003.0010
Subject:
History, World Medieval History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter provides a historical perspective on magical beliefs and practices in Muslim society as sanctioned by the Qur'an and hadith. Magic is almost always assumed to be bad — essentially evil, ... More


Social Dominance of Knights

Richard W. Kaeuper

in Chivalry and Violence in Medieval Europe

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199244584
eISBN:
9780191697388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244584.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter argues that the fundamental bond of prowess and honour is strengthened by an assertion of high status. The commendation given to chivalry can be understood without recognizing its bonds ... More


Prospect and Retrospect

Nigel Saul

in English Church Monuments in the Middle Ages: History and Representation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199215980
eISBN:
9780191710001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215980.003.0015
Subject:
History, History of Religion

With the Reformation there came a major shift in popular attitudes to funerary monuments. The notion of memorialization was redefined in a more secular direction which stressed the honour of the ... More


Merovingian Mortuary Archaeology and the Making of the Early Middle Ages

Bonnie Effros

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520232440
eISBN:
9780520928183
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520232440.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Clothing, jewelry, animal remains, ceramics, coins, and weaponry are among the artifacts that have been discovered in graves in Gaul dating from the fifth to eighth century. Those who have unearthed ... More


The Middle Ages

Anna Vaninskaya

in William Morris and the Idea of Community: Romance, History and Propaganda, 1880-1914

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641499
eISBN:
9780748651672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641499.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter discusses the socialist theory of historical evolution, which assumes the resurrection of former ideological formations at a new level. It studies Morris's belief regarding tribal ... More


The perambulation of land

Cynthia J. Neville

in Land, Law and People in Medieval Scotland

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639588
eISBN:
9780748653492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639588.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter examines the importance of perambulation in medieval Scottish society. It reviews the work of legal historians on the origins of the royal brieve that, as early as the reign of David I, ... More


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