Chapter Eight. Social Structure

  1. Pauline Stafford Professor specialist
  1. Thomas M. Charles-Edwards Professor Fellow Honorary Member

Published Online: 27 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444311020.ch8

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

Charles-Edwards, T. M. (2009) Social Structure, 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.ch8

Editor Information

  1. Liverpool University, UK

Author Information

  1. University of Oxford, UK

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:

  • social structure;
  • names and personal identity;
  • East Saxon dynasty favoring names beginning with “S”;
  • names, suggesting link with mother's family;
  • scholars, distinguishing “the ages of man”;
  • Imma, member of Ælfwine's militia;
  • East Anglian dynasty, Wuffingas

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Names and Personal Identity

  • Life-cycles and Sexual Identity

  • Status and Class

  • Lordship, Estates, and Food-renders

  • Conclusion

  • Further Reading

  • Bibliography