Questions to pursue
in Neighbours and strangers
Abstract only
Log-in for full text

This chapter outlines the main problems the book will address, surveys the national historiographies of Germany, England, France, Italy and Spain and identifies the problems highlighted therein. While national historiographies have different preoccupations, we note the widespread influence of German writing of the nineteenth century and of French regional studies in the twentieth. There are also common themes: free proprietorship and personal freedom and their impact (or not) on emerging institutions; lordship and its many varieties, with a tendency to treat the local through the structures and relationships of great estates; the importance of archaeology and its increasing provision of new data.

Neighbours and strangers

Local societies in early medieval Europe


All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 115 40 0
Full Text Views 16 13 7
PDF Downloads 29 17 7