Custom, Kinship, and Gifts to Saints

Custom, Kinship, and Gifts to Saints

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 examining the practice whereby gifts of land were approved by the giver's 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… (more)

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Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

Collection: Studies in Legal History

Page count: 336 pages

Language: English

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