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The Northern Dane Law : Its Social Structure, c.800-1100 AD. - Dawn Hadley

The Northern Dane Law

Its Social Structure, c.800-1100 AD.

Hardcover Published: 1st January 2001
ISBN: 9780718500146
Number Of Pages: 384

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Examining the development of lordship, peasant status and estate structures in the Northern Danelaw (now Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Yorkshire), this book places the region in its wider European context and addresses issues concerning the nature of early medieval society in general. The author investigates, in particular, the large number of free peasants and the transition from a peasant-based economy to one dominated by seigneurial exploitation. She also looks at the effect of social organization on the landscape, through the creation of villages and the development of the parish system.

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"A very useful contribution."--Choice, July 2001 "A very useful contribution." Choice, July 2001 "D. M. Hadley has written a judicious and provocative study of the evolving social, tenurial, administrative, and ecclesiastical organization of the northern Danelaw...a flawed but important book...The approach is truly interdisciplinary...the positions she advances are persuasive....Hadley...is to be congratulated. The Northern Danelaw is a book that Anglo-Saxon historians and early medievalists in general cannot afford to ignore." Speculum, 10/02

Introduction: past and current controversiesp. 1
Early medieval societiesp. 42
Territorial organizationp. 94
Lords and peasantsp. 165
Ecclesiastical organizationp. 216
The Scandinavian impactp. 298
Epiloguep. 342
Bibliographyp. 343
Indexp. 364
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ISBN: 9780718500146
ISBN-10: 0718500148
Series: Studies in the Early History of Britain
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 1st January 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.21 x 16.33  x 3.58
Weight (kg): 0.78