Custom, Kinship, and Gifts to Saints: The Laudatio Parentum in Western France, 1050-1150 Stephen D. White

ISBN: 9780807817797

Published: January 1st 1988

Hardcover

336 pages


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Custom, Kinship, and Gifts to Saints: The Laudatio Parentum in Western France, 1050-1150  by  Stephen D. White

Custom, Kinship, and Gifts to Saints: The Laudatio Parentum in Western France, 1050-1150 by Stephen D. White
January 1st 1988 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 336 pages | ISBN: 9780807817797 | 3.21 Mb

White combines an intensive study of medieval law with insights from anthropology, religion, and social history to create a picture of French society in the Middle Ages which is impressive in its breadth and illuminating in its detail. By examiningMoreWhite combines an intensive study of medieval law with insights from anthropology, religion, and social history to create a picture of French society in the Middle Ages which is impressive in its breadth and illuminating in its detail.

By examining the practice whereby gifts of land were approved by the givers relatives, he suggests novel ways of looking at early medieval law, kinship, land tenure, and gift exchange. White shows that laudatio parentum can be properly analyzed only within a combined social, legal, and religious context.Originally published in 1988.A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print.

These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.



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