Proceedings of the Battle Conference 2009

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C. P. Lewis
Boydell & Brewer, 2010 - History - 229 pages
This latest collection reflects the full range and vitality of the current work on the Anglo-Norman period. It opens with the R. Allen Brown Memorial Lecture for 2009, a wide-ranging reflection by the distinguished French historian Dominique Barthélemy on the Peace of God and the role of bishops in the long eleventh century. Economic history is prominent in papers on the urban transformation in England between 900 and 1100, on the roots of the royal forestin England, and on trade links between England and Lower Normandy. A close study of the Surrey manor of Mortlake brings in topography, another aspect of which appears in an article on the representation of outdoor space by Normanand Anglo-Norman chroniclers. Social history is treated in papers dealing with the upbringing of the children of the Angevin counts and with the developing ideas of knighthood and chivalry in the works of Dudo of Saint-Quentin and Benoît of Sainte-Maure. Finally, political ideas are examined through careful reading of texts in papers on writing the rebellion of Earl Waltheof in the twelfth century and on the use of royal titles and prayers for the king inAnglo-Norman charters.

Contributors: Dominique Barthélemy, Kathryn Dutton, Leonie Hicks, Richard Holt, Joanna Huntington, Laurence Jean-Marie, Dolly Jorgensen, Max Lieberman, Stephen Marritt, Pamela Taylor
 

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Contents

The Upbringing of Angevin Comital Children
24
The Use of Outdoor Space in Norman and
40
The Urban Transformation in England 9001100
57
Writing Waltheof and Rebellion in the Twelfth
79
Close Relations? Some Examples of Trade Links between England and
96
The Roots of the English Royal Forest
114
Dudo
129
Prayers for the King and Royal Titles in AngloNorman Charters
184
Domesday Mortlake
203
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