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The Haskins Society Journal 14

The Haskins Society Journal 14: 2003. Studies in Medieval History

Copyright Date: 2005
Edition: NED - New edition
Published by: Boydell and Brewer,
Pages: 188
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    The Haskins Society Journal 14
    Book Description:

    The latest volume of the Haskins Society Journal presents recent research on the Anglo-Saxon, Anglo-Norman, Viking and Angevin worlds of the eleventh and twelfth centuries, and includes topics ranging from emotional communities in the middle ages, English identity, and the artistic construction of sacred space to the organization of royal estates, Jewish credit operations, the English colonization of Wales, and more. This volume of the Haskins Society Journal includes papers read at the 21st Annual Conference of the Charles Homer Haskins Society at Cornell University in October 2002 as well as other submissions. Contributors include Barbara Rosenwein, Kate Rambridge, Nicholas Brooks, Ryan Lavelle, Robin Mundill, Diane Korngiebel, Ryan Crisp, Philadelphia Ricketts, Louis Hamilton, and Brigitte Bedos-Rezak.

    eISBN: 978-1-78204-403-1
    Subjects: History

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-iv)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. v-vi)
  3. List of Illustrations
    (pp. vii-viii)
  4. Editor’s Note
    (pp. ix-x)
  5. Abbreviations
    (pp. xi-xiv)
  6. 1 The Warren Hollister Memorial Lecture Even the Devil (Sometimes) has Feelings: Emotional Communities in the Early Middle Ages
    (pp. 1-14)
    Barbara H. Rosenwein

    According to the Burgher of Paris, everyone in the processions at Paris in 1412 ‘cried a lot and shed a lot of tears.’¹ The chronicler Georges Chastellain reported that a criminal being put to death talked to the on-lookers, ‘and he so touched their hearts that all burst into tears of compassion.’² During the funeral procession of Charles VII, says theJournal de Jean de Roye, the courtiers, were ‘all dressed in the deepest mourning, which made them very pitiful to see, and because of the great sorrow and grief that they showed for the death of their master, tears...

  7. 2 Alcuin, Willibrord, and the Cultivation of Faith
    (pp. 15-32)
    Kate Rambridge

    In a frequently cited passage from a letter written to Charlemagne in 796/7, Alcuin, in semi-retirement as the abbot of St Martin’s at Tours, describes, in the context of a request for his monarch’s support in the enlargement of the monastic library, his commitment to the improvement of the standard of monastic education at St Martin’s in Tours. He requests Charlemagne’s approval for his plan that he should ‘send to Britain some of our pupils, who might gather from there certain texts necessary to us, and bring back to Francia the flowers of Britain, so that York will no longer...

  8. 3 The Henry Loyn Memorial Lecture English Identity from Bede to the Millennium
    (pp. 33-52)
    Nicholas Brooks

    English identity in the early Middle Ages might seem an insensitive topic for an Englishman to choose as the first of a series of lectures in Cardiff. But the subject was, of course, central to the interests of Henry Loyn. Though a Welshman born in Cardiff, educated here and for most of his career employed here too, Henry always delighted in English literature and the English language; he also concentrated much of his teaching and the majority of his researches upon English history. In his honour, therefore, I seek to survey how far the Anglo-Saxon peoples of Britain thought of...

  9. 4 The ‘Farm of One Night’ and the Organisation of Royal Estates in Late Anglo-Saxon Wessex
    (pp. 53-82)
    Ryan Lavelle

    An examination of the ‘farm of one night’ (also referred to as the night’s farm)² is a means by which the administration of land by and for the West Saxon royal family can be discussed. It was a common and distinctive royal element in the Domesday entries for the West Saxon shires for a large proportion of theTerra Regis. Although sometimes expressed in financial terms, it appears to have originally been intended as a render in kind, which may have provided for a king or royal family members while travelling on circuit.³

    This article focuses on the organisation of...

  10. 5 Changing Fortunes: Edwardian Anglo-Jewry and their Credit Operations in Late Thirteenth-Century England
    (pp. 83-90)
    Robin R. Mundill

    In 1850 the church of St. Michael’s at Hackthorn, a small hamlet seven miles north of Lincoln, was being rebuilt.¹ Whilst the rebuilding was taking place wooden furnishings had been commissioned from a local firm at nearby Coleby. However the proprietor of the business, a Mr Mainwaring, died in July 1850 and the church furnishings, which had not yet been officially handed over to the church, became part of his estate. His executors claimed that they had to be sold. The furnishings constituted ten lots at the sale, which was held at Coleby Hall on 31 October 1850. At the...

  11. 6 The Denis Bethell Prize Essay Forty Acres and a Mule: the Mechanics of English Settlement in Northeast Wales after the Edwardian Conquest
    (pp. 91-104)
    Diane M. Korngiebel

    ‘[Thomas] de Clare had built a castle of dressed stone, girt with [a] thick outer wall, containing a roofed impregnable donjon, and having capacious lime-whited appurtenances; this settlement then he, with common English so many as by bribes and purchase he was able to retain, proceeded to inhabit ... and after expulsion of the ancient dwellers on the soil [around] ... he assigned that region to plebeian English.’¹ Although an account of English activities in Ireland in the late-thirteenth century, this excerpt fromThe Triumphs of Turloughalso encapsulates the two crucial phases of settlement in contemporary Wales: the establishment...

  12. 7 Consanguinity and the Saint-Aubin Genealogies
    (pp. 105-116)
    Ryan Patrick Crisp

    Around the turn of the century, René Poupardin, working in the Vatican archives, came across a page of a manuscript in the collection of Queen Christina which contained several genealogies pertaining to the counts and dukes of north-western France.¹ An incomplete note at the bottom of the manuscript page indicates that it was drawn up at the monastery of Saint-Aubin d’Angers. This page was bound together with a wide variety of other documents, ranging from astrological tracts to letters to fragments of various histories.² On paleographic grounds, the manuscript page with the genealogies can be dated to the eleventh century,...

  13. 8 Widows, Religious Patronage and Family Identity: Some Cases from Twelfth-Century Yorkshire
    (pp. 117-136)
    Philadelphia Ricketts

    Widows as a group are often generalized. It is not uncommon to read that upper-class widows were more independent and had more freedom of action than other women, a statement frequently made without reference to the social, political and familial circumstances of those involved.¹ Such generalizations are not always untrue, but at times they can be harmful. They can lead to assumptions about all women that prevent certain questions from being asked about individual women. The way forward lies in more studies of individual women, to ensure that a more subtle picture of widowhood emerges. Few detailed investigations of noblewomen...

  14. 9 Desecration and Consecration in Norman Capua, 1062–1122: Contesting Sacred Space during the Gregorian Reforms
    (pp. 137-150)
    Louis I. Hamilton

    Sometime toward the end of the summer of 1122, armed clerics from the cathedral of Santa Maria in Capua proceeded from the cathedral houses, across town towards the Porta San Angelo.¹ Immediately inside the gate was the complex of buildings belonging to the monks of San Benedetto, a dependency of Montecassino. These buildings were also proximate to the Norman stronghold within the city. The brothers of San Benedetto were preparing to bury one of their own. The cathedral clerics made their way into the church, seized the body lyingin extremis, removed the monastic robe from the corpse, trammeled the...

  15. 10 From Ego to Imago: Mediation and Agency in Medieval France (1000–1250)
    (pp. 151-174)
    Brigitte M. Bedos-Rezak

    In 600, Gregory the Great (d. 604) wrote to the iconoclastic bishop of Marseille, Serenus, that images (picturae) in churches allow those who do not know letters (litteras) to learn something of sacred history (historia) by seeing (visione) and reading (lectione) on the walls what they are unable to grasp in written texts. In his letter, Gregory gave much evidence of his belief in the supremacy of the written word over the painted image. He repeatedly cast the non-literate as ignorant simpletons (ignorantes, idiotae) and virtual pagans (gentes). Though recognizing the image to be functionally analogous to script when the...