Vinogradoff, Sir Paul. Villainage in England: Essays in English Mediaeval History. Originally published: Oxford: At the Clarendon Press, 1892. xii, 464 pp. Reprinted 2005, 2019 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584774778. Hardcover. New. $28.95 * Vinogradoff argues that the Norman-era villain was the direct descendent of the Anglo-Saxon freeman, so the typical Anglo-Saxon settlement was a free community rather than a manor. An impressive work of original scholarship and synthesis, it "shed a wholly new light on the social and legal aspects of the institution of villainage." William Holdsworth, The Historians of Anglo-American Law 86. "Perhaps the most important book written on the peasantry of the feudal age and the village community in England; it can only be compared for value with F.W. Maitland's Domesday Book and Beyond." Encyclopaedia Britannica (11th. ed.) 28:100. Justly famous as a comparative lawyer and historian of roman law, Paul Vinogradoff [1854-1925] also wrote on public international law and English legal history. Along with Villainage in England, his other major works are Roman Law in Medieval Europe (1909), a collection of essays on the decay and revival of roman law in France, England and Germany, Outlines in Historical Jurisprudence (1920), a complex description and analytical perspective of the growth of jurisprudence from tribal to modern law and On the History of International Law and International Organization: Collected Papers of Sir Paul Vinogradoff (2009), which collects his most important contributions to international law and historical jurisprudence.
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