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Domesday Economy: A New Approach to Anglo-Norman History

John McDonald and G. D. Snooks


The authors apply modern theoretical and statistical methods to the unique data source of Domesday Book (1086) to analyse the system of manorial production and the nature of the national tax system known as danegeld in eleventh‐century England. Domesday Book includes detailed information on land ‘ownership’, income, resources, and fiscal responsibility for almost every manor in 1086 and, in some cases, in 1066. As no other document of any period or country can match either its detail or comprehensiveness, William the Conqueror's survey provides a rich database for modern economists. By using m ... More

Keywords: Anglo‐Norman, cliometrics, danegeld, Domesday, England, F. W. Maitland, manor, production, J. H. Round, taxation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1986 Print ISBN-13: 9780198285243
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0198285248.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John McDonald, author

G. D. Snooks, author
both at Flinders University of South Australia