Kings, Lords and Peasants in Medieval England: The Common Law of Villeinage in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries :: Paul R. Hyams soon to be presented for sale on the fantastic BookLovers of Bath web site!
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1980, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Includes: List of abbreviations; Appendix;
From the cover: The peasant stands at the heart of medieval life because his product fed everyone. The lordship by which this was achieved is crucial to our understanding of the age, yet serfdoms impact on village life remains obscure. Some scholars denounce the Law of Villeinage as an instrument of repression. Others wave it aside as irrelevant to everyday life. This study seeks to show the error of these extremes. The nascent common law of the Angevins set out only to comprehend the rural status quo in order to define the complaints it would entertain. B…
In the Oxford Historical Monographs series.
Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. A little faded at the spine and onto the margins of the panels of the dust wrapper. Pages deeply tanned by age.
Navy Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. (xxii) 295 pages. Index. Bibliography. 8¾” x 5¾”.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I tempt you with something from my History catalogue?