The Haskins Society Journal 27

The Haskins Society Journal 27

2015. Studies in Medieval History

Edited by Laura L. Gathagan, William North


Boydell Press



Wide-ranging and current research into the Anglo-Norman and Angevin worlds.
This volume of the Haskins Society Journal brings together a rich and interdisciplinary collection of articles. Topics range from the politics and military organization of northern worlds of the Anglo-Normans and Angevins in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, to the economic activity of women in Catalonia and political unrest in thirteenth-century Tripoli. Martin Millett's chapter on the significance of rural life in Roman Britain for the early Middle Ages continues the Journal's commitment to archaeological approaches to medieval history, while contributions on Ælfric's complex use of sources in his homilies, Byrhtferth of Ramsey's reinterpretation of the Alfredian past, and the little known History of Alfred of Beverly engage with crucial questions of sources and historiographical production within Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman England. Pieces on the political meaning of the Empress Helena and Constantine I for Angevin political ambitions and the role of relics such as the Holy Lance in strategies of political legitimation in Anglo-Saxon England and Ottonian Germany in the tenth century complete the volume.

Contributors: David Bachrach, Mark Blincoe, Katherine Cross, Sarah Ifft Decker, Joyce Hill, Katherine Hodges-Kluck, Jesse Izzo, Martin Millett, John Patrick Slevin, Oliver Stoutner, Laura Wangerin.


10 black and white, 1 line illustrations
214 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Haskins Society Journal
Hardback, 9781783271481, December 2016
eBook, 9781782048664, December 2016
Boydell Press
BIC HBLC1, 1D, 2AB, 3F
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Table of Contents

Rural Settlement in Roman Britain and Its Significance for the Early Medieval Period - Martin Millett
Holy Relics, Authority, and Legitimacy in Ottonian Germany and Anglo-Saxon England - Laura Wangerin
Beyond the Obvious: Ælfric and the Authority of Bede - Joyce Hill
Byrhtferth's Historia regum and the Transformation of the Alfredian Past - Katherine Cross
Geoffrey le Bel of Anjou and Political Inheritance in the Anglo-Norman Realm - Mark E. Blincoe
Observations on the Twelfth-century Historia of Alfred of Beverley - John Patrick Slevin
Helena, Constantine, and the Angevin Desire for Jerusalem - Katherine L. Hodges-Kluck
The Revolts of the Embriaco and the Fall of the County of Tripoli - Jesse Izzo
Jewish Women, Christian Women, and Credit in Thirteenth-Century Catalonia - Sarah Ifft Decker
Military Entrepreneurs in the Armies of Edward I (1272-1307) of England - David S. Bachrach

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