Anglo-Gascon Aquitaine: Problems and Perspectives
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214 Pages

23.4 x 15.6 cm

Imprint: Boydell Press

Anglo-Gascon Aquitaine: Problems and Perspectives

Edited by Guilhem Pepin

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The political union between England and Gascony or Aquitaine lasted from the early thirteenth century until 1453, and the long series of Gascon Rolls in the National Archives record some of the business of Aquitaine during the union. These are currently being calendared, and this volume reflects some of the research which resulted, both on the administration and record production of the Anglo-Gascon officials, and the English government of the region.
The political union between England and Gascony or Aquitaine lasted from the early thirteenth century until 1453, and the long series of Gascon Rolls in the National Archives record some of the business of Aquitaine during the union. These are currently being calendared, and this volume reflects some of the research which resulted. The administration and record production of the Anglo-Gascon officials, and their relationship with the English, including its social and political implications is directly connected to the calendars. New light is shed on the origins of the war of Saint-Sardos in 1323, and on the recruitment recruitment of English criminals in Edward II's army when waractually broke out. From 1361 onwards, Edward prince of Wales (the Black Prince) was also prince of Aquitaine, and two essays are concerned with the period of his rule, which ended disastrously in 1369. The French campaign to retake Gascony dates from this year, and allegiances both in Gascony and in the neighbouring principalities are studied using the material in the rolls. Matters were further complicated by the great papal schism, when French and English backed different candidates for the papacy, and the political division became a religious one as well.

Guilhem Pépin received his doctorate from the University of Oxford. He is an active researcher in The Gascon Rolls Project based at the University of Southampton and has published extensively on Anglo-Gascon Aquitaine, particularly on its institutions and identity, military operations and the principality under the Black Prince.

Contributors: Robert Blackmore, Frédéric Boutoulle, Guilhem Ferrand, Simon Harris, Andy King, Françoise Lainé, Guilhem Pépin, Pierre Prétou, Nicolas Savy, Covagonda Valdaliso.
Introduction - Guilhem Pépin
Royal bailiffs and peasant communities in Western Gascony during the reign of Henry III [1216-1272] - Frederic Boutoulle
The oath-taking circuits of the seneschals of Gascony and their origins: the case study of Ralph Basset of Drayton's circuit [1323] - Guilhem Pépin
The Grant of Pardons for Military Service in the War of Saint-Sardos [1324-1325] - Simon J. Harris
Recording sovereignty: a study of Gascon Roll C 61/75 - Françoise Lainé
Aquitaine in a Castilian Chronicle: Pedro López de Ayala's account of King Pedro I of Castile's Journey - Covadonga Valdaliso
The attitude of the town councils [consulats] of Quercy at the beginning and the end of the principality of Aquitaine [1360-1362 and 1368-1369] - Nicolas Savy
Profit out of "desolation": the Anglo-Gascon wine trade, 1368-1381 - Robert Blackmore
Jean II, count of Armagnac [1373-1384] facing the Anglo-Gascon routiers - Guilhem Ferrand
'Labour in knyghthood'; English Soldiers in Gascony, 1369-1450 - Andy King
The subjection of the Landes and Southern-Aquitaine by the king of France [1441-1463] - Pierre Prétou
"Has much to offer to those interested in the history of Gascony during the later Middle Ages, and is particularly valuable for the contribution it makes to our understanding of the administrative and military history of the region." SEHEPUNKTE
"Anglo-Gascon historians will find it indispensable. Those who, like me, have a strong interest in Plantagenet Gascony, but whose main researches lie elsewhere, will find it a treat." H-FRANCE

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June 2017

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Title Details

214 Pages

2.34 x 1.56 cm

Imprint: Boydell Press