The land market and Anglo-Saxon society
Oxford University Press (OUP)
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Naismith, R. (2016). The land market and Anglo-Saxon society. Historical Research, 89 (243), 19-41. https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-2281.12104
Over 500 references survive to payment in return for control over land in Anglo-Saxon England. This article considers these documents as a source for social developments. Issues which are explored include the identities of buyers and sellers, changes in the roles of these groups over the period, and the likely aims and concerns of different individuals and institutions who paid for land. A chronology is developed for the participation of various groups in land payments. Payments emerge as a significant component in definitions of status and strategies of land management, albeit closely interwoven with other forms of transaction.
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-2281.12104
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