Diepenheim uitgediept: Heerlijkheid en horigheid in Oost-Nederland (en Westfalen)

Jongbloed, H. H., 2019, [Groningen]: University of Groningen. 1046 p.

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  • Hein Harmen Jongbloed
The present thesis aims to shed some light on the origins and development of medieval allodial seigniories as such by researching the case of Diepenheim in the Netherlands, which recommends itself for its relatively early sources. The well-known ‘estate register of count Henry of Dale (1188)’ receives a new and far more penetrating analysis by juxtaposition with an up to now disregarded document, the feudal roll of the counts of Dale-Diepenheim. This enquiry results in a better understanding of this particular seigniory, allowing to propose a model for explaining the origins of this type of socio-political contructions by distinguishing the ‘secular allodial immunity’ with its serfs as early medieval nucleus around which an outer cloak of public power in feudal holding or acquired as (under-)advocacy over church estates was gradually acquired. Surprisingly, a fair share of the agrarian exploitations of the medieval documents can be identified with nowadays still existing occupations, agrarian or other. This applies way beyond Diepenheim, owing to the fact that the Diepenheim patrimony was scattered over the eastern part of the Netherlands and a major part of West-falia. The geographic scope of the documents and by consequence the thesis reaches out from the Bommelerwaard in the Netherlands to Preussisch Oldendorf in Germany and from Goldenstedt to Castrop-Rauxel in Germany and covers a wide range of places, partly spec-fied in the Dutch summary and the remainder to be found in the thesis and its sources.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Boer ,de, Dick, Supervisor
  • Mol, J.A., Supervisor, External person
  • Keverling Buisman, Frank, Assessment committee, External person
  • Sicking, L.H.J., Assessment committee, External person
  • Spek, Theo, Assessment committee
Award date11-Nov-2019
Place of Publication[Groningen]
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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