Nobles and Nobility in Medieval Europe

Nobles and Nobility in Medieval Europe

Concepts, Origins, Transformations

Edited by Anne J. Duggan

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Boydell Press

Overview

Overview

The great strength of this collection is its wide range...a valuable work for anyone interested in the social aspects of the medieval nobility. CHOICE

Articles on the origins and nature of "nobility", its relationship with the late Roman world, its acquisition and exercise of power, its association with military obligation, and its transformation into a more or less willing instrument of royal government. Embracing regions as diverse as England (before and after the Norman Conquest), Italy, the Iberian peninsula, France, Norway, Poland, Portugal, and the Romano-German empire, it ranges over the whole medieval period from the fifth to the early sixteenth century.

Contributors: STUART AIRLIE, MARTIN AURELL, T. N. BISSON, PAUL FOURACRE, PIOTR GORECKI, MARTIN H. JONES, STEINAR IMSEN, REGINE LE JAN, JANET N. NELSON, TIMOTHY A REUTER, JANE ROBERTS, MARIA JOAO VIOLANTE BRANCO, JENNIFER C. WARD

Details

June 2002
2 black and white illustrations
304 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
ISBN: 9780851158822
Format: Paperback
Library eBook
Boydell Press
BIC HBJD, 1D, 2AB, 3H, 4P
BISAC HIS037010, HIS010000
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Table of Contents

Introduction: Concepts, Origins, Transformations - Anne J. Duggan
The Origins of the Nobility in Francia -
The Nearly Men: Boso of Vienne and Arnulf of Bavaria - Stuart Airlie
Nobility in the Ninth Century - Janet L Nelson
Continuity and Change in the Tenth-Century Nobility - Regine Le Jan
The Old English Vocabulary of Nobility - Jane Roberts
Nobles and Others: The Social and Cultural Expression of Power Relations in the Middle Ages - Timothy A Reuter
Princely Nobility in an Age of Ambition (c. 1050 - 1150) - Thomas Bisson
Words, Concepts, and Phenomena: Knighthood, Lordship, and the Early Polish Nobility, c. 1100 - c. 1350 - Piotr Gorecki
Nobles and Nobility in the Narrative Works of Hartmann von Aue - Martin H Jones
A Noble in Politics: Roger Mortimer in the Period of Baronial Reform and Rebellion, 1258 - 1265 - David Carpenter
King Magnus and his Liegemen's 'Hirdskrå': A Portrait of the Norwegian Nobility in the 1270s - Steinar Imsen
The Nobility of Medieval Portugal (XIth - XIVth Centuries) - Maria Joao Violante Branco
Noblewomen, Family, and Identity in Later Medieval Europe - Jennifer C Ward
The Western Nobility in the Late Middle Ages: A Survey of the Historiography and some Prospects for New Research - Martin Aurell

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The great strength of this collection is its wide range...a valuable work for anyone interested in the social aspects of the medieval nobility. CHOICE

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