IMC 2006: Sessions

Session 524: Manor and Society in Later Medieval England: New Perspectives, One Hundred Years after Maitland

Tuesday 11 July 2006, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:Peter Larson, Department of History, University of Central Florida
Moderator/Chair:Richard H. Britnell, Department of History, University of Durham
Paper 524-aManors and Manors: Problems with Manorial Identity in Later Medieval England
(Language: English)
Simon J. Harris, Medieval Petitions Project, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Index terms: Geography and Settlement Studies, Historiography - Medieval, Local History
Paper 524-bCapitalism and Subsistence on the Durham Manor
(Language: English)
Ben Dodds, Department of History, Durham University
Index terms: Administration, Economics - Rural, Local History, Monasticism
Paper 524-cPeople and Justice in the Manorial Courts of Northern England
(Language: English)
Peter Larson, Department of History, University of Central Florida
Index terms: Law, Local History, Social History
Abstract

2006 will mark the 100th anniversary of the death of Sir Frederick William Maitland, who among his many important contributions encouraged the study of the English manor, its evolution and diversity. This session honors his accomplishments by presenting new research into the diversity of the manor. From what constituted a manor in England, to the attitudes regarding agricultural development, to the ways in which the manor and manor court functioned on behalf of the lord and the tenant, these papers present new conceptualizations of the manor in late medieval England.