Journals Higher Education



Published: 21 August 2014

368 Pages | 7 black and white illustrations


ISBN: 9780199669783

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Book of Judgement

Sally Harvey

  • Depicts Domesday Book as the written evidence of a potentially insecure conquest successfully transforming itself, by a combination of administrative insight and military might, into a permanent establishment
  • Places Domesday Book into its wider historical, social, and economic contexts
  • Gives many vivid and often moving illustrations from Domesday Book and contemporary sources to illustrate the analyses made
  • Questions Domesday's purposes and priorities as well as the economy and society of the day, enabling readers to direct their own research in the field
  • Presents a new theory about the origin of the borough data in Domesday Book, the nature of a secondary inquest, and its political consequences

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