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Surveys of the estates of Glastonbury Abbey c.1135-1201 /
edited by N.E. Stacy.
imprint
Oxford : Oxford University Press for the British Academy, 2001.
description
xiii, 309 p. : ill., 1 map ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0197262538
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Oxford : Oxford University Press for the British Academy, 2001.
isbn
0197262538
language note
Documents in Latin with introduction and notes in English.
catalogue key
4645138
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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A welcome edition of the Latin texts of all the estate surveys up to 1201, with an authoritative introduction discussing the source of the texts, the way in which the estates were managed and the different types of tenure, rent and other customary payment that the surveys record.
Dr Neil Stacy's edition of these twelfth-century surveys at last makes this very important material available to a wide readership.
In short, this volume upholds the high standards established by previous volumes in the series, and makes a significant contribution to the history of both Glastonbury Abbey and twelfth-century England.
This is a volume that will be of the most value to specialists who have mastered the large secondary literature on the Glastonbury estates. On the editing of the texts themsleves it is in every way exemplary. The texts are copiously footnoted, with cross-references between the various texts and the introduction. The reader is also aided by a glossary of unusual words, which are also included in a separate subject index.
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This is a critical edition of six twelfth-century surveys of the vast estates of Glastonbury Abbey, five of which are printed for the first time. They deal with both the monastic household and the Abbot's lordship as a tenant-in-chief. They throw much light on the changing methods by which heexploited the resources of his demesne manors, and provide evidence of how the services and holdings of the peasantry were affected by a rising population. The introduction explains the contemporary context of surveys - documents which are of fundamental importance for the economic, social, andmonastic history of twelfth-century England.
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This is a critical edition of six 12th-century surveys of the vast estates of Glastonbury Abbey, dealing with the monastic household and the Abbot's lordship as a tenant-in-chief.
Long Description
This is a critical edition of six twelfth-century surveys of the vast estates of Glastonbury Abbey, five of which are printed for the first time. They deal with both the monastic household and the Abbot's lordship as a tenant-in-chief. They throw much light on the changing methods by which he exploited the resources of his demesne manors, and provide evidence of how the services and holdings of the peasantry were affected by a rising population. The introduction explains the contemporary context of surveys - documents which are of fundamental importance for the economic, social, and monastic history of twelfth-century England.
Main Description
A critical edition of six surveys of the estates of Glastonbury Abbey during the 12th century which provide evidence for the methods employed by the abbot to administer, and exploit, the monastic household and a vast number of demesne manors and peasants. The extensive introductory study of the composition and holdings of the estates are followed by the surveys themselves, in Latin, five of which have not been published before.
Main Description
This is a critical edition of six twelfth-century surveys of the vast estates of Glastonbury Abbey, five of which are printed for the first time. They deal with both the monastic household and the Abbot's lordship as a tenant-in-chief. They throw much light on the changing methods by which he exploited the resources of his demesne manors, and provide evidence of how the services and holdings of the peasantry were affected by a rising population.
Table of Contents
List of illustrations
Preface
Abbreviated references
Abbots of Glastonbury 1053-1261
Introductionp. 1
The documentsp. 1
The lordship: enfeoffments and demesnep. 9
Tenements on demesne manorsp. 28
Note on the editingp. 61
Siglap. 69
Survey of Hilbert the Precentor, 1171p. 70
Apportionment of the Meadow of Kennard Moor, 1189p. 77
Liber Henrici De Soliaco, 1189p. 79
Inventory of Bishop Savaric, 1198p. 239
Extract from the Book of Thomas Atte Nye, c. 1198p. 242
Survey of Mr Reginald De Fontibus, 1201p. 248
Glossaryp. 262
Concordancep. 267
Index of persons and placesp. 269
Index of subjectsp. 299
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