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Border Liberties and LoyaltiesNorth-East England, c. 1200 to c. 1400$
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Matthew L. Holford and Keith J. Stringer

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780748632787

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632787.001.0001

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Durham: History, Culture and Identity

Durham: History, Culture and Identity

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Border Liberties and Loyalties

Matthew Holford

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter outlines the privileges of the liberty, the structure of its landed society and its relations with the ‘state’. It then focuses on the historical traditions associated with the liberty, the ‘imagined communities’ they nurtured, and how they helped the liberty's privileges to be maintained and developed.

Keywords:   liberty, privileges, landed society, state, imagined communities

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