That kings, prelates and even lowly freemen were, under certain specified conditions, capable of offering protection or 'peace' to others, usually their inferiors, is relatively well known. That a breach of this protection might entitle, or indeed oblige, the protector to take action against the violator is similarly well understood. However, this protective dynamic has rarely received direct scholarly attention, despite its being evident in an extraordinary range of contexts. The emotional aspects of protection - the ...

Peace and Protection in the Middle Ages 2009, PIMS, Toronto, Canada

ISBN-13: 9780888448606