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The Haskins Society Journal 19

The Haskins Society Journal 19: 2007. Studies in Medieval History

Volume: 19
Copyright Date: 2008
Published by: Boydell and Brewer,
Pages: 180
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    The Haskins Society Journal 19
    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, broadly conceived, and includes topics ranging from analysis of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicles for the early construction of English identity, to the exercise of Norman naval power in the Mediterranean, to several studies of churchmen and church organization in Rouen, Aquitaine and Florence, and more. CONTRIBUTORS: RICHARD SHARPE, JANET L. NELSON, JORG PETLZER, MAUREEN C. MILLER, ANNA TRUMBORE JONES, ALICE TAYLOR, CHARLES D. STANTON, CHARITY URBANSKI, PAULINE STAFFORD.

    eISBN: 978-1-84615-644-1
    Subjects: History

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-iv)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. v-vi)
  3. Editor’s Note
    (pp. vii-vii)
  4. Abbreviations
    (pp. viii-x)
  5. 1 King Harold’s Daughter
    (pp. 1-27)
    Richard Sharpe

    A little before 1675 a lead tablet was discovered in an ancient grave near the Norman west door of Lincoln cathedral. A drawing of it was made by the dean, Dr Michael Honywood (1596–1681), and sent to Sir William Dugdale (1605–1686), who published an engraving of the tablet in his Baronage of England.¹ A second and independent copy exists, from which it was again published among the appendices to one of Thomas Hearne’s volumes of English chronicles.² It has been reproduced several times since then, most recently in 1850.³ Known as the D’Eyncourt plaque, it is now in...

  6. 2 The Anglo-Saxon Chronicles, Identity and the Making of England
    (pp. 28-50)
    Pauline Stafford

    The writing of history, and the uses of history, are currently topics of great interest to medieval historians. It is an interest shared by historians of early medieval Europe: by those concerned with the making of peoples, what is sometimes termed ‘ethnogenesis’, and by those interested in political legitimation. History is seen as the story or myth which defines groups; more debatably as the common shared memory by which groups define themselves. These functions of the remembered past can, it is argued, be tapped or manipulated for specific purposes, including and especially for legitimacy.¹ Common to all this work is...

  7. 3 Master Arnulf, Archdeacon of Rouen, Unlicensed Pluralism, and Idoneitas. Defining Eligibility in the Early Thirteenth Century
    (pp. 51-64)
    Jörg Peltzer

    Master Arnulf, archdeacon of Rouen, belongs to the obscure figures of history.¹ The sources reveal very little about the man, his life, and his career. Arnulf is traceable in the first half of the thirteenth century, between 1223 and late 1235.² Nothing is known about his place of origin and his family. His title and, as we will see, his great expertise in canon law suggest that at some point in his career he studied law. Perhaps he did so in Paris, where he appears to have spent some time. In 1228, he was said to be ‘staying in Paris’,...

  8. 4 The Saint Zenobius Dossal by the Master of the Bigallo and the Cathedral Chapter of Florence
    (pp. 65-81)
    Maureen C. Miller

    In the early thirteenth century, the cathedral chapter of Florence was not getting along with its bishop. This was nothing out of the ordinary, to be sure: discord between chapters and bishops erupts in evocative clusters of parchments in ecclesiastical archives throughout Italy across the central Middle Ages. Such documents seethe with what the late Robert Brentano, in the case of Rieti, called ‘antiepiscopal fury’.¹ What is striking in the case of the thirteenth-century Florentine chapter was how artfully the canons expressed their discontent. The Dossal, or altarpiece, of St Zenobius (Fig. 1) attributed to the Master of the Bigallo...

  9. 5 Discovering the Aquitanian Church in the Corpus of Ademar of Chabannes
    (pp. 82-98)
    Anna Trumbore Jones

    In the late fall of 1031, Bishop Jordan of Limoges rose to speak before a council of the Peace of God assembled in his city, in order to assert the rights of bishops to supervise monasteries in their dioceses.¹ He did so in the context of a discussion of the proper treatment of men who had been excommunicated for violating Peace decrees; an accusation had been raised that the Limousin monastery of Uzerche had allowed excommunicates who had not been reconciled to their bishops to be buried in holy ground. Quoting scripture as well as patristic and monastic texts, Jordan...

  10. 6 Robert de Londres, Illegitimate Son of William, King of Scots, c.1170–1225
    (pp. 99-119)
    Alice Taylor

    Historians of twelfth-century Scotland have often used its individuals – even those at the highest echelons of society – to illustrate wider themes. Geoffrey Barrow was the pioneer of this approach to great effect: he used the careers of men such as John de Vaux, Robert de Quincy and Philip de Valognes to argue that the settlement in Scotland of men such as these was part of the transformation of Scotland during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, a period dubbed by Barrow as the ‘Anglo-Norman Era in Scottish History’.¹ Historians of Scotland during the central Middle Ages have long been aware that...

  11. 7 The Denis Bethell Prize Essay The Use of Naval Power in the Norman Conquest of Southern Italy and Sicily
    (pp. 120-136)
    Charles D. Stanton

    In the eleventh century Norman knights, led by the rapacious progeny of Tancred de Hauteville, a minor Norman noble, descended from northern France into southern Italy to seek their fortune. Within a few decades they accomplished what the Byzantine Empire, the German Empire and the Papacy could not: the conquest of southern Italy and Sicily. By the middle of the following century they would extend their authority to Malta, North Africa and the eastern shores of the Adriatic while challenging such great maritime powers as Byzantium, Venice, Genoa, Pisa and Islam. They could have done none of this without some...

  12. 8 Apology, Protest, and Suppression: Interpreting the Surrender of Caen (1105)
    (pp. 137-153)
    Charity Urbanski

    The civil war between Henry I and Robert Curthose permanently altered the course of Anglo-Norman history.¹ By defeating his eldest brother at Tinchebray in 1106 and imprisoning him for the remainder of his life, Henry reunited England and Normandy under a single ruler and effectively removed a contender for the throne who promised to be a continual menace to his authority. The legitimacy of Henry’s rule in both England and Normandy was, however, a different matter. Robert and his partisans believed that Henry had illicitly seized the English throne during Robert’s absence on crusade, and an invasion of England had...

  13. 9 The Henry Loyn Memorial Lecture for 2006 Henry Loyn and the Context of Anglo-Saxon England
    (pp. 154-170)
    Janet L. Nelson

    The invitation to come here to the University of Cardiff to celebrate the memory of one of this city’s most distinguished sons, Henry Loyn, was something I could never have thought of refusing. I admired Henry immensely as a senior colleague; and I much appreciated, as did so many of my generation, both his learning and his encouragement. I am particularly glad and grateful that Pat Loyn is here in the audience and indeed my hostess during this visit: to remember Henry is to remember what ‘constant and indispensable support’ she gave him.¹ I still regret that Henry and I...

  14. Back Matter
    (pp. 171-171)