Session1637
TitleStatus, Rank, or Office?: Social Boundaries in England, 900-1200, II
Date/TimeThursday 7 July 2022: 11.15-12.45
 
SponsorHaskins Society / Department of History & Philosophy, State University of New York, Old Westbury
 
OrganiserMary Blanchard, Department of History, Ave Maria University, Florida
Chelsea Shields-Más, Department of History & Philosophy, State University of New York, Old Westbury
 
Moderator/ChairCharles Insley, Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Studies / Department of History, University of Manchester
 
Paper 1637-a 'Eorl & ceorl, ƥegen & ƥeoden': The Transition of Lordship in England in the Long 10th Century
(Language: English)
Bobbie Jenner-Clarke, Department of History, University of Winchester
Index Terms: Language and Literature - Old English; Law
Paper 1637-b Social Networks in Early English Charters
(Language: English)
Jeremy Piercy, Department of Liberal Arts, University of Houston-Clear Lake
Index Terms: Administration; Genealogy and Prosopography; Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1637-c The Office of Reeve in Domesday Book
(Language: English)
Chelsea Shields-Más, Department of History & Philosophy, State University of New York, Old Westbury
Index Terms: Administration; Social History
 
AbstractThese sessions ask where did status end and office begin in pre-Conquest England and how things changed under the Normans? Can the men and women who gained status and office in the ecclesiastical sphere tell us things about those who obtained the same thing in the secular world? What can a discussion of the lower male and female aristocrats reveal about those who held the office of reeve or earl? Addressing these and other questions furthers a multifaceted understanding of the period including revelations of social and political regional variation in England in the 9th through 12th centuries.