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 English 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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