Courts and Regions in Medieval Europe

Courts and Regions in Medieval Europe

Edited by Sarah Rees Jones, Richard Marks, A.J. Minnis

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Overview

Overview

Studies draw on history, archaeology, art history and literature to examine the phenomenon of the court and its relationship with outlying and distant areas.
What is a court? Is it synonymous with a capital? Are both dependent on the presence (or absence) of a ruler and the machinery of government and administration? Such issues are problematic, and the attempt to define the relationship between court and region is a central theme in the essays collected here. They employ a variety of disciplines, archaeology, art history, literature and history, to examine the phenomenon of the court and its relationship with the immediate hinterland or more distant areas, in places as far apart as the Carolingian Empire and Lancastrian Normandy, London, York and Prague, and the timeframe extends from the beginning of the eighth century to the later years of the fifteenth.

Contributors: STUART AIRLIE, ANDY ORCHARD, JULIAN D. RICHARDS, W.M. ORMROD, PAUL CROSSLEY, PETER RYCRAFT, ANNE CURRY, COLIN RICHMOND

Details

September 2000
7 black and white, 20 line illustrations
240 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
ISBN: 9780952973478
Format: Hardback
York Medieval Press
BIC HBLC1
BISAC HIS037010, SOC003000, ART015000
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Table of Contents

The Palace of Memory: The Carolingian Court as Political Centre - Stuart Airlie
Wish You Were Here: Alcuin's Courtly Poetry and the Boys Back Home - Andy Orchard
Defining Settlements: York and its Hinterland AD 700-1000 - J D Richards
Competing Capitals? York and London in the Fourteenth Century -
The Politics of Presentation: The Architecture of Charles IV of Bohemia - Paul Crossley
The Court and the Regions in Later Medieval Catalonia - Peter Rycraft
Sir John Fastolf and the Land Market: an Enquiry of the 1430s regarding Purchasable Property - Colin Richmond
Isolated or Integrated? The English Soldier in Lancastrian Normandy -
The Pastons and London -

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