The Haskins Society Journal 23

The Haskins Society Journal 23

2011. Studies in Medieval History

Edited by William North


Boydell Press



The most up-to-date research in the period from the Anglo-Saxons to Angevins.
This volume of the Haskins Society Journal furthers the Society's commitment to historical and interdisciplinary research on the early and central Middle Ages, especially in the Anglo-Saxon, Anglo-Norman, and Angevin worlds but also on the continent.
The topics of the essays it contains range from the curious place of Francia in the historiography of medieval Europe to strategies of royal land distribution in tenth-century Anglo-Saxon England to the representation of men and masculinity in the works of Anglo-Norman historians. Essays on the place of polemical literature in Frutolf of Michelsberg's Chronicle, exploration of the relationship between chivalry and crusading in Baudry of Bourgeuil's History, and Cosmas of Prague's manipulation of historical memory in the service of ecclesiastical privilege and priority each extend the volume's engagement with medieval historiography, employing rich continental examples to do so. Investigations of comital personnel in Anjou and Henry II's management of royal forests and his foresters shed new light on the evolving nature of secular governance in the twelfth centuries and challenge and refine important aspects of our view of medieval rule in this period. The volume ends with a wide-ranging reflection on the continuing importance of the art object itself in medieval history and visual studies.

Contributors: H.F. Doherty, Kathryn Dutton, Kirsten Fenton, Paul Fouracre, Herbert Kessler, Ryan Lavelle, Thomas J.H. McCarthy, Lisa Wolverton, Simon Yarrow.


April 2014
13 black and white, 4 line illustrations
242 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Haskins Society Journal
ISBN: 9781843838890
Format: Hardback
Library eBook
Boydell Press
BIC HBLC1, 1D, 2AB, 3F
BISAC HIS037010, HIS010020
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Francia and the History of Medieval Europe - Paul Fouracre
Royal Control and the Disposition of Estates in Tenth-Century England: Reflections on the Charters of King Eadwig (955-959) - Ryan Lavelle
Frutolf of Michelsberg's Chronicle, the Schools of Bamberg, and the Transmission of Imperial Polemic - Thomas J.H. McCarthy
Manipulating Historical Memory: Cosmas on the Sees of Prague and Olomouc - Lisa Wolverton
Poetry and History: Baudry of Bourgueil, the Architecture of Chivalry, and the First Crusade - Jay C. Rubenstein
Men and Masculinities at the Courts of the Anglo-Norman kings in the Ecclesiastical History of Orderic Vitalis - Simon Yarrow
Men and masculinities in William of Malmesbury's presentation of the Anglo-Norman court - Kirsten Fenton
The Murder of Gilbert the Forester - Hugh Doherty
The Object as Subject in Medieval Art - Herbert Kessler

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