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Kingship and Consent in Anglo-Saxon England, 871-978: Assemblies and the State in the Early Middle Ages

Levi Roach
Format
Book
Published
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Language
English
Series
Cambridge studies in Medieval life and thought. Fourth series
Cambridge studies in medieval life and thought
ISBN
9781107036536, 1107036534
Contents
  • Introduction: Assembling consent in ninth- and tenth-century England
  • Assembly attendance
  • Meeting places and times of assemblies
  • Royal charters and assemblies
  • Legislation and consent : Law making and assembly politics
  • Symbols in context: Ritual and demonstration at assemblies
  • The witan and the settlement of disputes
  • The "further business" of the witan
  • Ritual and reality: the problem of the sources
  • The role of the witan: celebration and persuasion.
Description
xiv, 301 p. ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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