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Lordship, Knighthood and Locality : A Study in English Society, c.1180-1280 - Peter Coss

Lordship, Knighthood and Locality

A Study in English Society, c.1180-1280

By: Peter Coss, Lyndal Roper (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 27th September 1991
ISBN: 9780521402965
Number Of Pages: 380

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This book is a study in the evolution of English society between c. 1180 and c. 1280. The argument proceeds by means of a detailed analysis of the honour and locality of Coventry, concentrating upon the nature of lordship and upon the social and economic fortunes of knights, free tenants and local administrators, and the relationships between them. A further dimension is added by the existence of an important seignorial borough at the centre of the locality. The book therefore not only explores the role of the town in the evolution of the knightly class, but also examines more broadly the relationship between town and country in this period. Following this analysis the book turns to a broader consideration of the fortunes of the knightly class in the Warwickshire region and to the issues surrounding the evolution of knighthood in general.

List of illustrations
List of abbreviations
Problems and perspectives
The honour and locality of Coventry
Town and country during and after the time of Earl Ranulf III
Seignorial economy and the restructuring of estates
Lords and free tenants
Declining interests
Knighthood in society
The fortunes of the knightly class in thirteenth-century Warwickshire
Conclusion: the origins of the gentry
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ISBN: 9780521402965
ISBN-10: 0521402964
Series: Landmarks of World Literature (Hardcover)
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 380
Published: 27th September 1991
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.63