Ruling and managing the countryside : the Frankish « state » and its peasantry (5th-10th centuries)

Project: Research

Project Details


Through an analysis of Latin terminology for lands and people, we will attempt to specify the divers ways the king and other representatives of the potestas publica ruled, controlled and exploited the peasant society in Merovingian and Carolingian times.
Effective start/end date1/09/07 → …


  • social and legal status
  • polyptychs
  • taxes
  • Early Middle Ages
  • taxonomy.
  • administrative and political history
  • social and economic history


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