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Feudal Society in Medieval France Documents from the County of Champagne

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ISBN-10: 0812214412

ISBN-13: 9780812214413

Edition: 1993

Authors: Theodore Evergates, Theodore Evergates

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Theodore Evergates has assembled, translated, and annotated some two hundred documents from the country of Champagne into a sourcebook that focuses on the political, economic, and legal workings of a feudal society, uncovering the details of private life and social history that are embedded in the official records.
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Publication date: 8/13/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

List of Illustrations
The Governance of a Feudal State
Feudal Policies
Permission to Clairvaux to acquire fiefs, ca. 1145
The count acquires a castle and grants fiefs for castle-guard, 1200
The assignment of a new fief, 1201
Liege homage is imposed on a younger brother in 1201
Authorization to build a castle, 1206
An exemption to the castle policy, 1223
An allodial castle is feudalized, 1221
Confiscation of an unauthorized alienation, 1234
The repurchase of a fief, 1244
The great feudal inquest, 1249-1250
Unauthorized alienations to the church, 1250-1252
Restrictions on Templar acquisitions, 1191, 1255
Authorization to acquire feudal property, 1260
Royal taxation of alienated fiefs, 1291
Count Thibaut V taxes his feudal tenants, 1257
Rural and Urban Policies
Count Henry franchises a new village, 1175
A joint sponsorship (pariage) of a new community, 1223
The communal franchises of 1230-1232
A tax on the Jews, 1222
The Fairs of Champagne
Regulations of the Fairs of May, 1164
The official weigh station, 1174
Cloth merchants must pay the sales tax, 1175
Clothmakers at Provins must be residents, ca. 1223
The merchants of Piacenza are banned from the fairs, 1243
Family Affairs
Marriage and Divorce
An unconsummated marriage is undone, 1153
A prenuptial agreement, 1205
A baronial dowry, 1223
A contract of marriage between knightly families, 1231
Count Thibaut IV's marriage contract, 1233
A projected divorce settlement, 1224
A marriage depends on a divorce, 1231
A woman takes her estranged husband to court, 1284
A younger son contests his inheritance, 1215
Fiefs are allotted to future heirs, 1230
The statute on the female inheritance of castles, 1212
The custom regarding feudal inheritances, ca. 1270, 1287
The age of feudal majority, 1278
An inquest on the age of Countess Jeanne, 1284
When a noblewoman marries a commoner, ca. 1270
The Dower Custom
Count Thibaut III dowers Countess Blanche, 1199
The seneschal's wife does homage for her dower lands, 1209
Two knights dower their wives, 1221, 1223
The dower custom of Champagne, ca. 1270
Ecclesiastical Placements
Abbess Heloise founds the convent of La Pommeraye, ca. 1147
Countess Marie and her tutor at Avenay, 1159
Limitation on the number of nuns at Avenay, 1201
A knight becomes a monk at Clairvaux, ca. 1205
The lord of Reynel becomes a monk at Clairvaux, 1216
The castellan of Vitry places his daughter in Avenay, 1238
Pope Urban IV orders a convent to accept a literate girl, 1262
The testament of the knight Hagan of Ervy, ca. 1190
The testament of the knight Erard of Nully, 1249
The testament of Count Thibaut V, 1257
The testament of Lady Marie of Esternay, 1279
Feudal Affairs and Lordship
A renunciation and a renewal of homage, 1216, 1219
A sale of the mouvance of rear-fiefs, 1219
A knight's family must approve his sale, 1226
Permission to sell a rear-fief, 1229
The two seals of the lady of Ramerupt, 1222
The former chamberlain does not recall a grant, 1238
The lord of Vignory corrects King Louis IX, 1239
A cadet pays relief for his brother's fief, 1252
Feudal tenants must pay homage to a new lord, 1252
The nobles of Champagne protest royal taxation, 1314
Mortgages, Debts, and Sales
Castles are mortgaged to the count, 1201, 1210
A baron's debt to a Sienese merchant, 1224
A baron's debt to the count's Jews, 1231
A fief is mortgaged to the Hospitallers, 1231
A fief is mortgaged to the Cistercians, 1238
The custom regarding feudal mortgages, ca. 1270
A knight creates an annuity, 1202
A real estate transaction, 1219-1220
A lady has misplaced a letter of debt, 1245
A new village is dismantled, 1171
A lord's rights over his villagers, 1203
The lord of Chacenay exacts four extraordinary taxes, 1218
The High Court upholds Jean of Joinville's rights, 1288
The Crusades
The Templars
William of Tyre describes the Templars in 1118
Bernard of Clairvaux, In Praise of the New Knighthood, ca. 1130
A gift to the Templars, 1201
Prince Henry and the Second Crusade
A letter of introduction to the Byzantine emperor, 1147
Louis VII praises Henry to his father, 1149
Bernard complains to Abbot Suger about a tournament, 1149
Henry requests a meeting with Abbot Suger, 1149
Bernard consoles Countes Mathilda over her son's behavior, ca. 1152
Preparing for a Crusade
Josbert of La Ferte-sur-Aube settles his affairs, 1146
A townsman of Troyes finances his journey, 1147
Count Henry II collects the Saladin Tithe, 1188
A knight finances his sons' trip to Constantinople, 1212
The seneschal describes his preparations, 1248
Consequences of the Crusades
The High Court considers a pilgrim's prolonged absence, 1166
Count Henry's vow while a hostage, 1182
The Rule of the Order of Trinitarians, 1198
A mother seeks to ransom her son, 1215
A thirty-year captivity, 1233
Acts of Violence, Liberality, and Charity
An assassination attempt on Count Hugh, 1104
Count Henry resists the archbishop of Reims, 1171-1172
The death of an excommunicated marshal, 1185
The great fire at Troyes, 1188
A holocaust of heretics, 1239
The wrath of nuns, 1266
The Cistercian monastery of Vauluisant, 1127
Clairvaux is exempted from tolls and taxes, 1154
The Cistercian convent of Argensolles, 1224
Foundation of the hospital of La Barre, 1211
Fish for the Cistercian Chapter General meeting, 1216
Light for Clairvaux and its charnel house, 1223
Clothing and shoes for the poor, 1228