Dialogue concerning the Exchequer

Dialogue concerning the Exchequer

The "Dialogue concerning the Exchequer" or "Dialogus de Scaccario" was a Medieval treatise on the practice of the English Exchequer. It was in 1177-1179 written and revised in the decade after by Richard FitzNigel, Henry II's treasurer.

It is a singular source for our knowledge about the English high-medieval financial administration, describing the work of the exchequer and his clerks in an extremely detailed way (e.g. the use of the abacus, of the tallies, the Pipe Rolls etc.)

ee also

* Exchequer
* Chancellor of the Exchequer

External links

* [http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/medieval/excheq.htm Dialogue concerning the Exchequer]
* [http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/excheq1.html English translation]

References

* Dialogvs de Scaccario, The dialogue of the exchequer / Richard Fitznigel = Riccardus Eliensis, ed. and transl. by Emilie Amt, Oxford (Clarendon) 2007 (Oxford medieval texts).

* Henderson, E. F. Select Historical Documents of the Middle Ages. George Bell and Sons 1910.
* Warren, W. L. The Governance of Norman and Angevin England 1086-1272. Edward Arnold 1987. ISBN 0804713073


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