This volume presents editions of two important twelfth-century texts which have been used extensively in studies of English administration and society. The Dialogus de Scaccario, written by Richard fitz Nigel from about 1176, is primarily a handbook of procedure at meetings of the king's exchequer, but includes much ancillary explanatory matter on law and society in the twelfth century. The Constitutio Domus Regis is an anonymous work of about 1136 which lists the functionaries of the king's household and their emoluments in coin and in kind. The two works were paired by Charles Johnson in his edition of 1950 (rev. ante, lxvi [1951], 284–5), and thence in the corrected version published in 1983 by Diana Greenway and F.E.L. Carter; notwithstanding this, they are entirely distinct works, and the two editors have edited them separately and in markedly different ways.

Of the two, the edition of the Constitutio Domus...

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