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Noblewomen Aristocracy And Power In The Twelfth Century Anglo Norman Realm

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Author: Susan M. Johns
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719063053
Size: 12.53 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 276
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Book Description: This is the first study of noblewomen in 12th-century England and Normandy, and of the ways in which they exercised power. It draws on a rich mix of evidence to offer an important reconceptualization of women's role in aristocratic society, and in doing so suggests new ways of looking at lordship and the ruling elite in the high middle ages. The book considers a wide range of literary sources such as chronicles, charters, seals and governmental records to draw out a detailed picture of noblewomen in the 12th-century Anglo-Norman realm. It asserts the importance of the lifecycle in determining the power of these aristocratic women, thereby demonstrating that the influence of gender on lordship was profound, complex and varied.


The Faces Of Time

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Author: Jean Blacker
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292769571
Size: 38.16 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 279
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Book Description: The twelfth century witnessed the sudden appearance and virtual disappearance of an important literary genre—the Old French verse chronicle. These poetic histories of the British kings, which today are treated as fiction, were written contemporaneously with Latin prose narratives, which are regarded as historical accounts. In this pathfinding study, however, Jean Blacker asserts that twelfth-century authors and readers viewed both genres as factual history. Blacker examines four Old French verse chronicles—Gaimar's Estoire des Engleis (c. 1135), Wace's Roman de Brut (c. 1155) and Roman de Rou (c. 1160–1174), and Benoît de Sainte-Maure's Chronique des Ducs de Normandie (c. 1174–1180) and four Latin narratives—William of Malmesbury's Gesta Regum (c. 1118–1143) and Historia Novella (c. 1140–1143), Orderic Vitalis's Historia Ecclesiastica (c. 1118–1140), and Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Regum Britanniae (c. 1138). She compares their similarity in three areas—the authors' stated intentions, their methods of characterization and narrative development, and the possible influences of patronage and audience expectation on the presentation of characters and events. This exploration reveals remarkable similarity among the texts, including their idealization of historical and even legendary figures, such as King Arthur. It opens fruitful lines of inquiry into the role these writers played in the creation of the Anglo-Norman regnum and suggests that the Old French verse chronicles filled political, psychic, and aesthetic needs unaddressed by Latin historical writing of the period.


The Birth Of Nobility

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Author: David Crouch
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317878264
Size: 11.33 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 384
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Book Description: For 300 years separate and mutually uncomprehending English and French historiographies have confused the history of medieval aristocracy. Unpicking the basic assumptions behind both national traditions, this book explains them, reconciles them and offers entirely new ways to take the study of aristocracy forward in both England and France. The Birth of Nobility analyses the enormous international field of publications on the subject of medieval aristocracy, breaking it down into four key debates: noble conduct, noble lineage, noble class and noble power. Each issue is subjected to a thorough review by comparing current scholarship with what a vast range of historical source material actually says. It identifies the points of divergence in the national traditions of each of these debates and highlights where they have been mutually incomprehensible. For students studying medieval Europe.


The Norman Conquest

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Author: Richard Huscroft
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317866266
Size: 68.34 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 392
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Book Description: The Norman Conquest was one of the most significant events in European history. Over forty years from 1066, England was traumatised and transformed. The Anglo-Saxon ruling class was eliminated, foreign elites took control of Church and State, and England's entire political, social and cultural orientation was changed. Out of the upheaval which followed the Battle of Hastings, a new kind of Englishness emerged and the priorities of England's new rulers set the kingdom on the political course it was to follow for the rest of the Middle Ages. However, the Norman Conquest was more than a purely English phenomenon, for Wales, Scotland and Normandy were all deeply affected by it too. This book's broad sweep successfully encompasses these wider British and French perspectives to offer a fresh, clear and concise introduction to the events which propelled the two nations into the Middle Ages and dramatically altered the course of history.


Widows Heirs And Heiresses In The Late Twelfth Century

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Author: John Walmsley
Publisher: Mrts
ISBN:
Size: 73.67 MB
Format: PDF
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 146
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Book Description: "This work is a new critical edition and translation of the late-twelfth-century Rotuli de Dominabus et Pueris et Puellis. These records were the result of a little known Domesday-like royal enquiry into the status and assets of widows and wards on estates held directly by the Crown in 1185. As such they were a precursor to the veredicta of the general eyre from the 1230s on and of the extents attached to the Inquisitions Post Mortem from the 1240s. The implications for royal power and control and the machinery which brought them into being no doubt also led to the concerns expressed about inheritance and the treatment of widows and wards in the early clauses of Magna Carta in 1215. Translation of this material in toto makes it an invaluable source book for undergraduate and postgraduate students interested in the economy and society of medieval England and also for those interested in the history of women."--BOOK JACKET.


Portuguese Studies Review

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Size: 15.75 MB
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Category : Africa, Portuguese-speaking
Languages : en
Pages :
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Falling From Grace

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Author: J. S. Bothwell
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 32.50 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 269
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Book Description: This book examines how medieval nobles were treated. Topics covered include trials, imprisonment, exile, mutilation and execution.


The Military Leadership Of Matilda Of Canossa 1046 1115

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Author: David J. Hay
Publisher:
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Size: 46.48 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 288
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Book Description: The Military Leadership of Matilda of Canossa adopts an interdisciplinary perspective towards the abundant and diverse sources for her life, reading the narrative sources against the letters, polemics, diplomas, and canonical collections. This is the first account in English of the entire, 40-year military career of one of the most powerful women of the Middle Ages. Challenging the boundaries between military and gender history, this book explains how one famous noblewoman rose to the defense of the reforming papacy, defeated the Holy Roman Emperor, and turned the tide of the first great war between Church and State. It combines these to reconstruct Matilda's campaigns in painstaking detail, and reconsiders the limits of medieval women's military agency in light of her demonstrable successes.