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Les aveux et dénombrements du Vendômois : réalités et représentations (1311-1550)

Christophe Marion
p. 55-76

Abstracts

This study , which deals with the Vendômois, from the beginning of the XIVth century to the beginning of the XVIth century, allows us to understand how the Count of Vendôme tried to control the local high society through the avowal and counting documents. The latter, at the beginning of the period we are concerned with, make us discover a “state of nobility” which was not a matter of title but of involvement in a certain amount of rites of institution (the vassalic rite ranking first) which made the social rise possible. The élite, which did not name, itself noble, did not share the same titles, was bound by a similar way of life. As for him, the count was keen to bestow a clearer identity on each vassal: it took this wish nearly one century and a half to prevail, with the help of the progress of writing which allowed to formalize more clearly the status of each one . Thus, the status of vassal became less important than the reference to “nobility”, to bourgeoisie or to judicial office… Having become real evidence, writing not only asserted a right over land and men but also a nobility which was more controlled by the authority of the count: thus his vision of a world which was better defined, better supervised, and perhaps more exclusive prevailed.

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Index terms

Noms de lieux :

Vendôme
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References

Bibliographical reference

Christophe Marion, « Les aveux et dénombrements du Vendômois : réalités et représentations (1311-1550) », Annales de Bretagne et des Pays de l’Ouest, 110-3 | 2003, 55-76.

Electronic reference

Christophe Marion, « Les aveux et dénombrements du Vendômois : réalités et représentations (1311-1550) », Annales de Bretagne et des Pays de l’Ouest [Online], 110-3 | 2003, Online since 20 October 2005, connection on 19 April 2019. URL : http://journals.openedition.org/abpo/1370 ; DOI : 10.4000/abpo.1370

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About the author

Christophe Marion

PRAG à l’université de Tours Doctorant au Laboratoire de médiévistique occidentale de Paris, université Paris 1

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© Presses universitaires de Rennes

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