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Business and Community in Medieval England

The Cambridge Hundred Rolls Source Volume

By Catherine Casson, Mark Casson, John Lee and Katie Phillips

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1 Apr 2020

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266 pages

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978-1529209730

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234 x 156 mm

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One of the most important manuscripts surviving from thirteenth-century England, the corpus of documents known as the Hundred Rolls for Cambridge have been incomplete until the recent discovery of an additional roll.

This invaluable volume replaces the previous inaccurate transcription by the record commission of 1818 and provides new translations and additional appendices.

Shedding new light on important facets of business activity in thirteenth-century Cambridge, this volume makes a significant contribution to our knowledge of the early phases of capitalism.

This unique text will be of interest to anyone working in the fields of economic and business history, entrepreneurship, philanthropy and medieval studies.

A research monograph based on recently discovered historical documents, Compassionate Capitalism: Business and Community in Medieval England, by Casson et al, is also now available from Bristol University Press.

"This book offers an invaluable and uniquely constructed body of evidence for all historians of the English medieval town." Richard Smith, University of Cambridge

"A goldmine of source materials for any student of the economic and social history of thirteenth-century England." Nicholas R. Amor, University of East Anglia

and University of Suffolk

Catherine Casson is Lecturer in Enterprise at Alliance Manchester Business School at the University of Manchester. Her publications include a co-authored book with Mark Casson on The Entrepreneur in History: From Medieval Merchant to Modern Business Leader (Basingstoke, 2013).

Mark Casson is Professor of Economics at the University of Reading and Director of the Centre for Institutions and Economic History. A Fellow of the British Academy, he has published extensively in the fields of the fields of economic history, international business, entrepreneurship and transport studies.

John S. Lee is Research Associate at the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of York. His publications include Cambridge and its Economic Region, 1450-1560 (Hatfield, 2005).

Katie Phillips has completed an AHRC-funded PhD in Medieval Studies at the University of Reading.

In addition to the new edition of the Hundred Rolls, the book provides new translations of the following previously unpublished documents.

Amercements in Cambridge 1176–7

The Cambridge Tallage of 1211

Amercements of the Abbot of Ramsey and William De Kantilup and Their Associates in Cambridge in 1219

Gifts (Oblata)

Summary of Information in Published Editions of the Pipe Rolls Relating to People and Places in Cambridge, 1130, 1158–1224 and 1230

Selected Excerpts From Rotuli Curiae Regis, I-XX Relating to People and Places in Cambridge

Selected Excerpts From Calendar of Fine Rolls I-III Relating to People and Places in Cambridge

Cambridge Debts: Selected Cases From the Exchequer of the Jews, 1219–81

Cambridge: Jewish Records of Debts by People Resident In or Closely Connected to Cambridge

Feets of Fines: Selected Cases Relevant to the Town of Cambridge

Cambridgeshire Subsidy Rolls and Eyres

Mayors and Bailiffs of Cambridge, 1263–1300

Ancient Places in Cambridge

Family Dynasties of Property Owners