On 3 June, gave an online paper at a workshop entitled, ‘Disputed Boundaries: Claiming the Land, Shaping the Landscape. From Medieval to Contemporary Times’. The workshop was organised out of the Instituto de Historia, Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales (CSIC). The title of Dr McHaffie’s paper was ‘Warranty of Land in Western France: from the Charters to the Coutumiers (1050–1270)’. This talk provided an overview of some of the main findings of the short monograph that Dr McHaffie has been working on as a member of CLCLC, which examines the commitments (the warranties) that individuals undertake to protect their alienees from challenge when transferring property. The talk – and the wider study – used warranty of land as a case-study to rethink aspects of how customary law developed in the region of western France, drawing particular attention to the intersection between law and lordship.
Matt McHaffie gives talk at CSIC
- by William Eves