The States of the Manors of Westminster Abbey c.1300 to 1422 Part 2
as administered by the abbot and convent separately between c.1300 and 1422. The states provided crucial information at a period of great social and economic change either side of the Black Death, assisting in decisions about farming estates directly or leasing them - and to historians today they provide rich evidence of the agricultural economy of medieval England, the systems of provisioning monasteries, and the men who shaped
them. The states are of two types. The first gives estimates of corn, stock and cash on the manors, made partway through the financial year - this is unusual information to survive across substantial parts of an estate. The second group has little parallel: summarising the manorial accounts across either the abbot's or the convent's portion of the lands, the states add information about the management of the estate, its value, arrears and so on. In
this edition, the Latin text is given of the accounts up to 1375, after which the material is presented in calendared form. The texts are supplemented by a word list and glossary, and an appendix on the abbot's estate officials.
Part 2 completes the publication of the documentation for the convent's estates, with the states and dockets from 1352 to 1415. It includes the Bibliography and the Index to both volumes.
- Hardback | 424 pages
- 160 x 240 x 29mm | 776g
- 14 Apr 2020
- Oxford University Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
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About Barbara Harvey
Experience, which centres on the lives of monks of Westminster Abbey, and which was joint winner of the Wolfson History Prize in 1993.
Chris Woolgar is Professor of History and Archival Studies at the University of Southampton. He has a long-standing interest in the history of the everyday, especially in late medieval England, in patterns of documentation and in editorial work. His publications include Household Accounts from Medieval England, The Great Household in Late Medieval England, The Senses in Late Medieval England, Testamentary Records of the English and Welsh Episcopate 1200-1413 and The Culture of Food
in England, 1200-1500. He has been the editor of the Journal of Medieval History since 2009.