Anglo-Norman Political Culture and the Twelfth Century Renaissance

Anglo-Norman Political Culture and the Twelfth Century Renaissance

Proceedings of the Borchard Conference on Anglo-Norman History, 1995

Edited by C. Warren Hollister

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Overview

Overview

Papers exploring the impact of change on aspects of the twelfth-century Anglo-Norman world.
The twelfth-century renaissance, though usually seen as a French phenomenon, produced fundamental changes in the culture and politics of the wider Anglo-Norman world. The essays in this volume, by leadingscholars in this field meeting at La Bretesche, Brittany, in 1995, explore the impact of this change. Covering a variety of topics, including the transmission of Norman saints' cults, vernacular history and aristocratic values, and shifting modes of death and dying, they have in common the elements of change and transformation occurring throughout society during the course of the Anglo-Norman era.

The late Professor C. WARREN HOLLISTER taught at the University of California at Santa Barbara.

Contributors: C. WARREN HOLLISTER, CASSANDRA POTTS, JOHN GILLINGHAM, JUDITH GREEN, ROBIN FLEMING, DAVID CROUCH

Details

February 1997
1 line illustrations
192 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
ISBN: 9780851156910
Format: Hardback
Library eBook
Boydell Press
BIC HBLC1
BISAC HIS037010
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Table of Contents

Introduction - C Warren Hollister
Anglo-Norman political culture and the twelfth-century renaissance - C Warren Hollister
When the saints go marching: religious connections and the political culture of early Normandy - Cassandra Potts Hannahs
Kingship, chivalry and love. Political and cultural values in the earliest history written in French: Geoffrey Gaimar's Estoire des EngleisEngleis - John B Gillingham
Aristocratic women in early twelfth-century England - Judith Green
Christ Church Canterbury's Anglo-Norman cartulary - Robin Fleming
The culture of death in the Anglo-Norman world - David Crouch

Reviews

Launches Anglo-Norman history in several valuable new directions. FRENCH HISTORY