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Official and unofficial Latin words in 11th- and 12th-century England

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Earl and thegn, shire and sheriff, are English terms of considerable importance for the governance of England in the 11th century. I say ‘terms’ advisedly to reflect the precise sense of what they denote, because, although all three words carry a range of possible meanings, they are also part of what we must call official terminology. Putting such terms into Latin demands the creation of equivalent terms out of the Latin word-hoard, and it is well established that the Latin terminology of ...

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10.5871/bacad/9780197266083.003.0011

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
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Author, Editor

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Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Volume:
206
Pages:
247–271
Series:
Proceedings of the British Academy
Host title:
Latin in Medieval Britain. Sources, language, and lexicography.
Publication date:
2017-04-27
Acceptance date:
2016-04-09
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0068-1202
ISSN:
0068-1202
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622831
ISBN:
9780197266083
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2016-05-17

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