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Land and Family
Land and Family

Land and Family

Trends and Local Variations in the Peasant Land Market on the Winchester Bishopric Estates, 1263–1415

Studies in Regional and Local History


192 Pages, 6.75 x 9.5

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB, Mobipocket, PDF

Trade Paper, $37.95 (US $37.95) (CA $41.95)

Publication Date: October 2010

ISBN 9781902806952

Rights: WOR X UK & EUR

University Hertfordshire Press (Oct 2010)
University Of Hertfordshire Press


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With a special emphasis on the exchange of land between medieval servile tenants—especially from the 13th century onward—this scholarly examination of the peasant land market of the Middle Ages explores the identification of peasant families with particular lands to which they had a hereditary right. Using this theme to explore village life and showing how peasants were affected by the changes over time and place, this study employs primary source material from the Winchester estates. Analyzing thousands of land exchanges and interactions across more than 50 different manors on Winchester, this volume reveals unparalleled opportunities for comparing regional and local differences of experience.

Author Biography

Richard Britnell is a specialist in the economic and social history of the medieval period, the author of several monographs and textbooks, including Britain and Ireland, 1050-1530: Economy and Society; The Commercialization of English Society, 1000-1500; and Growth and Decline in Colchester, 1300-1525. He is a fellow of the British Academy. John Mullan is a researcher and a lecturer in medieval history at Cardiff University.