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The story of Domesday book /
edited by R.W.H. Erskine and Ann Williams.
imprint
Chichester, West Sussex : Phillimore, 2003.
description
viii, 280 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
ISBN
1860772730
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Chichester, West Sussex : Phillimore, 2003.
isbn
1860772730
general note
"First published in 1987 by Alecto Historical Editions as Domesday book studies in their Domesday book county edition set"--T.p. verso.
catalogue key
5088612
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 256-257) and index.
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Summaries
Main Description
Domesday Book , first published in 1086, has attracted intense scrutiny particularly since the ninth centenary celebrations and the publication of new editions and modern translations by both Alecto Historical Editions and Phillimore. Facsimiles, translations, maps, and apparatus are now readily available on CD. Never before has it been possible to explore the intricacies of this infinitely detailed text so deeply, nor to extract from it such a wealth of information about medieval England.
Main Description
Domesday Book, first published in 1086, has attracted intense scrutiny particularly since the ninth centenary celebrations and the publication of new editions and modern translations by both Alecto Historical Editions and Phillimore. Facsimiles, translations, maps and apparatus are now readily available on CD-ROM. Never before has it been possible to explore the intricacies of this infinitely detailed text so deeply, nor to extract from it such a wealth of information about medieval England. The Story of Domesday Book is a richly rewarding collection of special studies relating to Domesday Book by outstanding Domesday scholars of our time. The Story of Domesday Book throws new light on the dark corners of this extraordinary Survey, and is an indispensable aid to further understanding England's most important public record.
Main Description
"Domesday Book, first published in 1086, has attracted intense scrutiny particularly since the ninth centenary celebrations and the publication of new editions and modern translations by both Alecto Historical Editions and Phillimore. Facsimiles, translations, maps and apparatus are now readily available on CD-Rom. Never before has it been possible to explore the intricacies of this infinitely detailed text so deeply, nor to extract from it such a wealth of information about medieval England. "The Story of Domesday Book is a richly rewarding collection of special studies relating to "Domesday Book by outstanding Domesday scholars of our time. "The Story of Domesday Book throws new light on the dark corners of this extraordinary Survey, and is an indispensable aid to further understanding England's most important public record.
Main Description
DOMESDAY BOOK, first published in 1086, has atttracted intense scrutiny particularly since the ninth centenary celebrations and the publication of new editions and modern translations by both Alecto Historical Editions and Phillimore. Facsimiles, translations, maps and apparatus are now readily available on CD-ROM. Never before has it been possible to explore the intricacies of this infinitely detailed text so deeply, nor to extract from it such a wealth of information about medieval England.
Main Description
First published in 1987, this collection of specialist studies on Domesday Book has now been reprinted. Some of the most familiar names in Domesday studies examine the production of Domesday, its manuscripts, scribes and annotations as well as assess what this unique document reveals about Anglo-Norman society, economy and government. The sixteen papers, therefore, include historical and archaeological studies as well as those which focus on the Book itself. Contents: The geography of Domesday England (H C Darby); How land was held before and after the Norman Conquest (Ann Wiiliams); The life of the manor (Barbara F Harvey); Agriculture in laete Anglo-Saxon England (Helen Clarke); The archaeology of the Domesday Vill (David Austin); The Domesday boroughs (G H Martin); 11th-century communications (G H Martin); Parish churches in the 11th century (John Blair); The castles of the Conquest (R Allen Brown); The monetary system under William I (Philip Grierson); Weights and measures (Philip Grierson); The economics of Domesday England (John McDonald and G D Snooks); Apparent repetitions in Domesday Books (Ann Williams); The Great and Little Domesday manuscripts (Michael Gullick); Marginal notes and signs in Domesday Book (Caroline Thorn); Annotations in Domesday Book since 1100 (Elizabeth M Hallam) . The book begins with an introduction to Domesday Book by H R Loyn while three appendices discuss the marginalia of Domesday Book, its textual abbreviations and its arrangement of folios.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgementsp. ix
A General Introduction to Domesday Bookp. 1
Special Studies
The Geography of Domesday Englandp. 29
How Land was held before and after the Norman Conquestp. 50
The Life of the Manorp. 54
Agriculture in Late Anglo-Saxon Englandp. 60
The Archaeology of the Domesday Villp. 67
The Domesday Boroughsp. 81
Eleventh-Century Communicationsp. 90
Parish Churches in the Eleventh Centuryp. 97
The Castles of the Conquestp. 104
The Monetary System under William Ip. 112
Weights and Measuresp. 119
The Economics of Domesday Englandp. 130
Apparent Repetitions in Domesday Bookp. 138
The Great and Little Domesday Manuscriptsp. 144
Marginal Notes and Signs in Domesday Bookp. 174
Annotations in Domesday Book since 1100p. 204
Appendices
The Marginalia of Great Domesday Bookp. 226
Methods of Textual Abbreviation in Great Domesday Bookp. 228
The Arrangement of Folios by Gatherings in Great Domesday Bookp. 230
Notesp. 232
Bibliographyp. 256
Glossaryp. 258
Indexp. 267
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