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Domesday Book: A Complete Translation

Publisher: Penguin

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 1456 pages
Author: A. Williams & G. Martin
Year: 2003
ISBN: 9780141439945
Other: glossary, index
Publisher: Penguin

'Domesday Book' is one of the most famous documents in English history - and arguably in world history. Now available in one volume, here is the complete, authoritative translation from the original Latin of 'Domesday Book', together with an index of places and a glossary of terms used.

The 'Domesday Book' was compiled in a matter of months in 1086, at the end of William the Conqueror's life. According to a first-hand account by Robert, Bishop of Hereford, those sent out by the king '... made a survey of all England; of the land in each of the counties; of the possessions of each of the magnates, their lands, their habitations, their men'. The detailed picture of the English landscape it offers has no equal in any country, while it is valuable not only in the picture it allows local historians to construct of their area in the eleventh century but also as the foundation document of the national archives.

A Note on the Text
The Editorial Board
Great Domesday
 - Kent
 - Sussex
 - Surrey
 - Hampshire
 - Berkshire
 - Wiltshire
 - Dorset
 - Somerset
 - Devonshire
 - Cornwall
 - Middlesex
 - Hertfordshire
 - Buckinghamshire
 - Oxfordshire
 - Gloucestershire
 - Worcestershire
 - Herefordshire
 - Cambridgeshire
 - Huntingdonshire
 - Bedfordshire
 - Northamptonshire
 - Leicestershire
 - Warwickshire
 - Staffordshire
 - Cheshire
 - Derbyshire
 - Nottinghamshire (including Rutland)
 - Yorkshire
 - Lincolnshire
Little Domesday
 - Essex
 - Norfolk
 - Suffolk
Index of Places

Domesday Book' is THE book of English history. No other country in the world possesses such a detailed single record so far back ... A must for scholars and history buffs everywhere - Michael Wood

 'The most detailed survey of a kingdom before the modern age ... Now a new translation has been published in one volume, offering a unique picture of an early medieval society - The Times Educational Supplement

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