"Although it has a rich historiography, and from the late ninth century is rich in textual evidence, northern Iberia has barely featured in the great debates of early medieval European history of recent generations. Lying beyond the Frankish world, in a peninsula more than half controlled by Muslims, Spanish and Portuguese experience has seemed irrelevant to the Carolingian Empire and the political fragmentation (or realignment) that followed it. But Spain and Portugal shared the late Roman heritage which influenced much of Western Europe in the early Middle Ages and by the tenth century political practice in the Christian North had plenty of features in common with parts to the east"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Prologue Orientation Part I. The texts The structure of dispute records Appendix Material questions Formulaic writing The language of dispute texts Coda Appendix Part II. Implications Roles Power Local responses A view on northern Iberia in the European context Where is justice? Bibliography Index of dispute texts General index.
KJ147 .D38 2016
Available in Other Form
Electronic version: Davies, Wendy, 1942- Windows on justice in northern Iberia, 800-1000. London : Routledge, 2016