Was a lease effective as a weapon of lordship? The use of documents in the principality of Salerno (10th-11th Century)

Nishimura, Yoshiya (2017) Was a lease effective as a weapon of lordship? The use of documents in the principality of Salerno (10th-11th Century). Reti Medievali Rivista, 18 (2). pp. 275-294. ISSN 1593-2214

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Abstract

ENGLISH: This paper attempts to examine the strategic use of the agrarian contracts by the landlords of the principality of Salerno in the tenth and eleventh centuries. The appearance and the structuralization of the lease would reflect the landlords’ will both to strengthen control over tenants and to increase revenue from their estates, imposing new conditions different from customary practices, such as terraticum. Here the case of the church of San Massimo in Salerno is examined. The church failed in increasing their portion of rent in kind, whereas they were to some extent successful in urging their tenants to improve the productivity of their land by forceful use of written contracts.

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Additional Information: Nella sezione monografica: "Sui patti agrari nell'Italia altomedievale (secoli VIII-XI). Tra forme documentarie e contesto sociale", a cura di Vito Loré e Yoshiya Nishimura. - This paper is a developed and elaborated version of a study carried out in the Deutsches Historisches Institut (DHI) in Rome in 2015-2016.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Middle Ages, 10th-11th Century, Principality of Salerno, Agrarian contracts, Landlords, Customary practices, Terraticum
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D111 Medieval History
Depositing User: dr Vincenzo De Luise
Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2017 16:26
Last Modified: 23 Dec 2017 16:26
URI: http://www.rmoa.unina.it/id/eprint/4708

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