Chapter Seven. Communities and Kinship

  1. Pauline Stafford Professor specialist
  1. David E. Thornton MA PhD postdoctoral Assistant Professor Director

Published Online: 27 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444311020.ch7

A Companion to the Early Middle Ages: Britain and Ireland, c.500-c.1100

A Companion to the Early Middle Ages: Britain and Ireland, c.500-c.1100

How to Cite

Thornton, D. E. (2009) Communities and Kinship, in A Companion to the Early Middle Ages: Britain and Ireland, c.500-c.1100 (ed P. Stafford), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444311020.ch7

Editor Information

  1. Liverpool University, UK

Author Information

  1. Bilkent University, Turkey

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 3 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405106283

Online ISBN: 9781444311020

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Keywords:

  • communities and kinship;
  • fifth and sixth centuries, representing end of centralized Roman administration in West;
  • post-Roman communities, squatting on Roman predecessors;
  • Anglo-Saxon Chronicle;
  • Kinship, representing fundamental social network;
  • Kinship, agnatic and patrilineal;
  • “hide” - terra unius familiae;
  • Christianity and canon law, influencing native legal tradition

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Ethnicity, Kinship, and Status

  • Law and Law-making: Dispute, Feud, and Settlement

  • Conclusion

  • Further Reading

  • Bibliography