Records, Administration and Aristocratic Society in the Anglo-Norman Realm

Records, Administration and Aristocratic Society in the Anglo-Norman Realm

Papers Commemorating the 800th Anniversary of King John's Loss of Normandy

Edited by Nicholas Vincent

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Boydell Press

Overview

Overview

The official records of England are the focus of this volume - their origin, their use, and what they reveal.
The major theme of this volume is the records of the Anglo-Norman realm, and how they are used separately and in combination to construct the history of England and Normandy. The essays cover all types of written source material, including private charters and the official records of the chancery and Exchequer, chronicles, and personal sources such as letters, while some 100 previously unpublished documents are included in a series of appendices. There are studies here of particular Anglo-Normans, including a great aristocrat and a seneschal of Normandy; of records relating to Normandy surviving in England; of the Norman and English Exchequers, between them the financial mainstay of the king/dukes; of the controversial origins of the English Chancery records; and of Rosamund Clifford, the King's mistress.

CONTRIBUTORS: NICHOLAS VINCENT, DAVID CARPENTER, DAVID CROOK, MARK HAGGER, DAVID CROUCH, MARIE LOVATT, DANIEL POWER.

Details

December 2009
7 black and white, 8 line illustrations
226 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
ISBN: 9781843834854
Format: Hardback
Library eBook
Boydell Press
BIC HBJD, 1DD, 2AB, 3H
BISAC HIS037010
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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Record of 1204 - Nicholas Vincent
'In Testimonium Factorum Brevium': The Beginnings of the English Chancery Rolls - David Carpenter
The Earliest Exchequer Estreat and the Forest Eyres of Henry II and Thomas Fitz Bernard, 1175-1180 - David Crook
Theory and Practice in the Making of Twelfth-Century Pipe Rolls - Mark Hagger
Between Three Realms: The Acts of Waleran II, Count of Meulan and Worcester - David Crouch
Archbishop Geoffrey of York: A Problem in Anglo-French Maternity - Marie B Lovatt
Hugh de Gundeville (fl.1147-1181) - Nicholas Vincent
Guérin de Glapion, Seneschal of Normandy (1200-1): Service and Ambition under the Plantagenet and Capetian Kings - Daniel Power

Reviews

A worthwhile compendium that all historians, and especially economic and social historians, will consult with profit. (...) The volume is produced to Boydell's usual high standards and is well indexed. ECONOMIC HISTORY REVIEW

All the contributions to this volume provide points of interest, some of them give a great deal of food for thought for both the administrative historian and for the researcher who wishes to find examples of the ways in which such documentary sources can be exploited to great effect. ARCHIVES

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