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9780719058356

Law, Laity and Solidarities : Essays in Honour of Susan Reynolds

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    9780719058356

  • ISBN10:

    071905835X

  • Format: Trade Book
  • Copyright: 2002-03-20
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
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Summary

In this invigorating collection of essays by leading medieval historians, the issue of laityprimarily the ideas and attitudes of lay peopleare examined, as expressed in legal cases, charters, chronicles, and collective activities. The contributors focus on narratives from the Middle Ages, during a period of progress from irrational to rational thought. The essays range chronologically and geographically from the 7th to the 16th century, and from West Britain to Papal and urban Italy.

Author Biography

Pauline Stafford is Professor of Medieval History at the University of Liverpool.

Janet L. Nelson is Professor of Medieval History at King's College, University of London.

Jane Martindale taught Medieval History at the University of East Anglia, and is a life member of Clare Hall, University of Cambridge.

Table of Contents

List of contributors
vii
Introduction
1(11)
Pauline Stafford
Janet L. Nelson
Jane Martindale
Writing about Charles Martel
12(15)
Paul Fouracre
Peers in the early Middle Ages
27(20)
Janet L. Nelson
Stepmothers in Frankish legal life
47(21)
Brigitte Kasten
Political ideas in late tenth-century England: charters as evidence
68(15)
Pauline Stafford
Medieval mentalities and primitive legal practice
83(12)
M. T. Clanchy
The problem of treason: the trial of Daire le Roux
95(21)
Stephen D. White
Between law and politics: the judicial duel under the Angevin kings (mid-twelfth century to 1204)
116(34)
Jane Martindale
Local custom in the early common law
150(10)
Paul Brand
`Slaves of the Normans'? Gerald de Barri and regnal solidarity in early thirteenth-century England
160(12)
John Gillingham
Kinsmen, neighbours and communities in Wales and the wester British Isles, c. 1100--c. 1400
172(16)
Rees Davies
Lay kinship solidarity and papal law
188(12)
David d' Avray
Laity, laicisation and Philip the Fair of France
200(18)
Elizabeth A. R. Brown
Lay solidarities: the wards of medieval London
218(16)
Caroline M. Barron
Language, laughter and lay solidarities: an inquiry into the decline of pilgrimages and crusading
234(15)
Charles T. Wood
Lay/clerical distinctions in early India
249(13)
Romila Thapar
A bibliography of Susan Reynolds's work (to 1999)
262(7)
Pamela Taylor
Index of topics 269
C. P. Lewis

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