Thirteenth Century England XVII
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224 Pages

23.4 x 15.6 cm

1 line illus.

Series: Thirteenth Century England

Series Vol. Number: 17

Imprint: Boydell Press

Thirteenth Century England XVII

Proceedings of the Cambridge Conference, 2017

Edited by Andrew Spencer and Carl Watkins

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Essays looking at the links between England and Europe in the long thirteenth century.

The theme running through this volume is that of "England in Europe", with contributions tackling aspects of political, religious, cultural and urban history, placing England in a European context, exploring connections between the insular world and continental Europe, and using England as a case study of broader patterns of change in the long thirteenth century. A number of authors consider the long-term response of the English crown and polity to the Angevin empire's demise, examining kingship, historical memory, dynastic relationships and the influx of ideas and people to England from overseas. They look not only at connections between England and western Europe but also at others extending to northern Europe too. Many engage with larger trends that are European in scale, whether in the institutional life of the Church or in patterns of religious practice and belief, whilst others examine more confined geographical spaces, reminding us of distinctive political structures and identities lodged at the regional level.
Introduction - Andrew Spencer and Carl S. Watkins
Remembering the Vikings in Thirteenth-Century England and Denmark - Lars Kjaer
Henry III and the Native Saints - Antonia Shacklock
'A Vineyard Without a Wall': The Savoyards, John de Warenne and the Failure of Henry III's Kingship - Andrew Spencer
'Ad Partes Transmarinas': The Reconfiguration of Plantagenet Power in Gascony, 1242-1243 - Amicie Pélissié du Rausas
Similarities and Differences: The Lord Edward's Lordship of Gascony, 1254-1272 - Rodolphe Billaud
The Letters of Eleanor and Marguerite of Provence in Thirteenth-Century Anglo-French Relations - Anaïs Waag
The Use of Friars as Envoys: Diplomatic Relations between King Henry III and Pope Alexander IV (1254-1261) - Philippa Mesiano
The Italian Connection Reconsidered: Papal Provisions in Thirteenth-Century England - Thomas W. Smith
Confession in England and the Fourth Lateran Council - Rebecca Springer
Writing Civic History in London, Cologne and Genoa - Ian Stone

Andrew M. Spencer is an Affiliated Lecturer in Medieval History at Cambridge University and Fellow and Senior Tutor of Gonville and Caius College. He is a historian of politics and the constitution of England in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries and has written extensively on the constitutional, political, military and social role of the nobility in particular.

Carl Watkins is Professor in British History at Cambridge University. He is a historian of medieval religious, cultural and political history, concentrating especially on the British Isles in the central and later middle ages, who has also written about death and the supernatural in English culture over a longer chronological span (extending over the middle ages and early modernity).

"[..] an important and stimulating book that makes essential reading for those interested in England's relations with the Continent in the thirteenth century. Each essay is praiseworthy in its own right and reflects a wealth of detailed scholarship. The editors and contributors are to be congratulated on what is a fine and informative collection." SPECULUM

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Title Details

224 Pages

2.34 x 1.56 cm

1 line illus.

Series: Thirteenth Century England

Series Vol. Number: 17

Imprint: Boydell Press