Anglo-Norman Studies XXXVI: Proceedings of the Battle Conference 2013 [Hardback]

David Bates(Editor)

ISBN: 9781843839224 | Published by: Boydell Press | Series: Anglo-Norman Studies | Volume: Volume 36 | Year of Publication: 2014 | Language: English 288p, H9.25 x W6.25, 18 black and white
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Anglo-Norman Studies XXXVI


The contributions collected in this volume demonstrate the full range and vitality of current work on the Anglo-Norman period in a variety of disciplines. They begin with Elisabeth van Houts' Allen Brown Memorial Lecture, which makes a major contribution to understanding the culture of early tenth-century Normandy. A number of essays deal illuminatingly with monastic culture (both male and female) and with associated literary production, from the making of the famous Worcester cartularies to new insights into the cultural world of forgery. Reading in the monastic refectory, the high-quality of female monastic administration, the history of charters for lay beneficiaries in the kingdom of Scots, attitudes to women and power, and an exciting article on the nature of maritime communities on both sides of the Channel also feature, and there is a provocative and fascinating comparison of Henry II's and Frederick Barbarossa's respective treatments of their families. David Bates is Professorial Fellow, University of East Anglia. Contributors: Ilya Afanasyev, Mathieu Arnoux, Robert F. Berkhofer III, Laura Cleaver, Matthew Hammond, Elisabeth van Houts, Susan M. Johns, Catherine Letouzey-Réty, Alheydis Plassmann, Sigbjørn Olsen Sønnesyn, Andrew Wareham, Teresa Webber, Emily A. Winkler.

Table of Contents

Editor's Preface - David BatesThe Planctus on the Death of William Longsword [943] as a Source for Tenth-Century Culture in Normandy and Aquitaine - Elisabeth M C van HoutsBiblical Vocabulary and National Discourse in Twelfth-Century England - Ilya AfanasyevBorder, Trade Route, or Market? The Channel and the Medieval European Economy from the Twelfth to the Fifteenth Century - Mathieu ArnouxGuerno the Forger and his Confession - Robert F. Berkhofer IIIFrom Codex to Roll: Illustrating History in the Anglo-Norman World in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries - Laura CleaverThe Adoption and Routinization of Scottish Royal Charter Production for Lay Beneficiaries, 1124- 1195 - Matthew HammondWomen and Power in the Roman de Rou of Wace - Susan M. JohnsLiteracy and Estate Administration in a Great Anglo-Norman Nunnery: Holy Trinity, Caen, in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries - Catherine Letouzey-RétyThe King and His Sons: Henry II's and Frederick Barbarossa's Succession Strategies Compared - Alheydis PlassmannIn vinea Sorech laborare: The Cultivation of Unity in Twelfth-Century Monastic Historiography - Sigbjorn Olsen SonnesynThe Redaction of Cartularies and Economic Upheaval in western England c.996-1096 - Andrew WarehamMonastic Space and the Use of Books in the Anglo-Norman Period - Teresa Webber1074 in the Twelfth Century - Emily A. Winkler

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