Anglo-Norman Studies XXXIII

Anglo-Norman Studies XXXIII

Proceedings of the Battle Conference 2010

Edited by C.P. Lewis

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The latest volume of Battle Conference proceedings emphasizes the European range and interdisciplinarity of the series. It opens with Anne Duggan's R. Allen Brown Memorial Lecture for 2010, on the effects of Pope Alexander III's so-called "marriage legislation" in England. Norman history is covered by chapters on the detailed account of Robert de Torigni's deeds as abbot of Mont Saint-Michel which he added to the monastic cartulary, and on religious life in Rouen in the late eleventh century, covering the rivalries but also the common outlook of the cathedral canons and the monks of St Ouen. Close readings of the work of two of the Anglo-Norman historians of the earlier twelfth century provide many new insights into their working methods and views of the world, specifically Willam of Malmesbury's use of ambiguity and innuendo, and Orderic Vitalis's treatment of the nexus between power and the display of emotions. There are also two papers on art history, giving sophisticated readings of the architecture shown in the Bayeux Tapestry and the politically charged glazing scheme that Archbishop Anselm installed at Canterbury cathedral.

Contributors: Anne Duggan, Alison Alexander, Richard E. Barton, Thomas N. Bisson, Paul Hayward, T. A. Heslop, Elizabeth Carson Pastan

C. P. Lewis is a Research Fellow in the History Department at King's College, London, and a Senior Fellow of the Institute of Historical Research in the University of London.

Details

July 2011
33 black and white, 2 line illustrations
212 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Anglo-Norman Studies
ISBN: 9781843836582
Format: Hardback
Library eBook
Boydell Press
BIC HBJD, 1DB, 2AB, 3H
BISAC HIS037010, HIS015000
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Table of Contents

Editor's Preface
The Effect of Alexander III's 'Rules on the Formation of Marriage' in Angevin England (R. Allen Brown Memorial Lecture) - Anne J. Duggan
Riots, Reform, and Rivalry: Religious Life in Rouen, c.1073-c.1092 - Alison Alexander
Emotions and Power in Orderic Vitalis - Richard E Barton
The 'Annuary' of Abbot Robert de Torigni (1155-1159) - Thomas Bisson
The Importance of Being Ambiguous: Innuendo and Legerdemain in William of Malmesbury's Gesta regum and Gesta pontificum Anglorum - Paul Hayward
St Anselm, Church Reform, and the Politics of Art - T A Heslop
The Domesday Boroughs Revisited - Julian Munby
Building Stories: The Representation of Architecture in the Bayeux Embroidery -

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