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Land, Law and People in Medieval Scotland
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Land, Law and People in Medieval Scotland

Cynthia J. Neville


This book examines the encounter between Gaels and Europeans in Scotland in the central Middle Ages, offering new insights into an important period in the formation of the Scots' national identity. It is based on a close reading of the texts of several thousand charters, indentures, brieves, and other written sources that record the business conducted in royal and baronial courts across the length and breadth of the medieval kingdom between 1150 and 1400. Under the broad themes of land, law, and people, this book explores how the customs, laws, and traditions of the native inhabitants and thos ... More

Keywords: Gaels, Europeans, Scotland, central Middle Ages, national identity, British Isles, historiography, Europeanisation, royal courts, baronial courts

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780748639588
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639588.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Cynthia J. Neville, author