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The historiography of the village community in medieval law

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This thesis explores the English medieval village community as both a lived historical reality and as a legal historical concept. It traces the study of the village community from the historical studies in the early nineteenth century, and through to current research on the topic. It does so in order to make the following claims: first, the village community remains an interesting and valuable object of legal historical study in demonstrating a ‘bottom-up’ notion of law, despite having fal...

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Law
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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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