|Appears in Collections:||History and Politics Journal Articles|
|Peer Review Status:||Refereed|
|Title:||A Family Business? Colonisation and Settlement in Twelfth- and Thirteenth- Century Galloway|
|Citation:||Oram R (1993) A Family Business? Colonisation and Settlement in Twelfth- and Thirteenth-Century Galloway, Scottish Historical Review, LXXII (2), pp. 111-145.|
|Abstract:||This article critiques the traditional model presented for the processes governing the introduction of 'Anglo-Norman' colonists of knightly rank into twelfth- and thirteenth-century Galloway, challenging the view that this was a process of imposition by external agencies and representative of a process of conquest. It examines the relationship of these colonial families with the native rulers of Galloway and proposes instead that a majority of the colonists represented an influx of kinsmen connected with these rulers through marriage bonds. The integration of these incoming families into the regional power structure is explored and a fresh assessment offered of the traditional notion that they overwhelmed and displaced native lords as social leaders in Galloway.|
|Rights:||Publisher policy allows this work to be made available in this repository; Published in Scottish Historical Review published by Edinburgh University Press. The original publication is available at http://www.euppublishing.com/doi/abs/10.3366/shr.19188.8.131.52|
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