A Second Domesday?: The Hundred Rolls of 1279-80

Hardcover | October 15, 2004

bySandra Raban

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The 1279-80 hundred rolls are one of the most important sources for later thirteenth century England, yet this is the first comprehensive study of the inquiry which brought them into being. A Second Domesday will be an indispensable working tool for historians and is based on the latestknowledge of the returns. More of these are being discovered all the time and one of the aims of this book is to stimulate the recognition of other surviving texts. The book places the inquiry in its historical context, continental as well as English. This is followed by an examination of itspurpose and whether or not it was conceived deliberately as a second Domesday Book. Central to the study is a consideration of the geographical range of the inquiry, how it was conducted and the way in which the returns were compiled. The way in which the inquiry was used, by historians as well ascontemporaries, along with the introductory chapters will be particularly helpful to students. The book concludes with a description of all known returns, which, together with the appendices, are designed to assist future users.

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The 1279-80 hundred rolls are one of the most important sources for later thirteenth century England, yet this is the first comprehensive study of the inquiry which brought them into being. A Second Domesday will be an indispensable working tool for historians and is based on the latestknowledge of the returns. More of these are being ...

Sandra Raban is a Fellow Emerita, Trinity Hall, Universiy of Cambridge.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.8 inPublished:October 15, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199252874

ISBN - 13:9780199252879

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. An Inquiring Culture2. A Second Domesday?3. Collecting the Information4. Ordering the Information5. Uses of the Rolls6. The Surviving RollsConclusionAppendicesSurviving Texts from the 1279-80 Hundred Roll inquiryCommission for the 1279-80 Hundred Roll Inquiry and the oath taken by the commissionersThe Articles of the 1279-80 InquiryThe London ArticlesBibliographyIndex

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`em A Second Domesday /em describes the returns and the conduct of the enquiry, as well as its geographical range and the varied character of the surviving documents, the rolls being an important sourcefor the West and East Midlands, the Thames Vally, and East Anglia.'Northern Historu