The Gesta Normannorum Ducum of William of Jumieges, Orderic Vitalis, and Robert of Torigni

Author: of Jumieges William,Ordericus Vitalis,de Torigni Robert

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198205201

Category: Philosophy

Page: 341

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The Gesta Normannorum Ducum is one of the most important sources for the history of Normandy and England in the eleventh and twelfth centuries, and contains the earliest prose account of the Norman Conquest. It was written by a succession of authors, the first of whom was William of Jumieges, who wrote for William the Conqueror. Later historians, such as Orderic Vitalis (d. c. 1142) and Robert of Torigni (d. 1186), interpolated and extended the chronicle as far as King Henry I (1100-1135). The later accretions reveal much not only about changing attitudes towards the Norman invasion of England, but also about views of the early Viking foundationa of Normandy. Elisabeth van Houts's two-volume edition is based on a study of all fotry-seven extant manuscripts of the Gesta, including the earliest surviving copy of c. 1100, unknown until very recently. The full original text of William of Jumieges is supplied, as well as the integral text of the subsequent revisions and additions. Volume I contains Dr van Houts's introduction to the whole work, together with the text and translation of books i-iv. Volume II contains books v-viii. The edition forms an important contribution to our understanding of Anglo-Norman politics.
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Gesta Normannorum Ducum

Author: William (of Jumièges.),Ordericus Vitalis,Robert (de Torigni)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

Page: 362

View: 1066

The Gesta Normannorum Ducum is one of the most important sources for the history of Normandy and England in the eleventh and twelfth centuries, and contains the earliest prose account of the Norman Conquest. It was written by a succession of authors, the first of whom was William of Jumieges, who wrote for William the Conqueror. Later historians, such as Orderic Vitalis (d. c. 1142) and Robert of Torigni (d. 1186), interpolated and extended the chronicle as far as King Henry I (1100-1135). The later accretions reveal much not only about changing attitudes towards the Norman invasion of England, but also about views of the early Viking foundationa of Normandy. Elisabeth van Houts's two-volume edition is based on a study of all fotry-seven extant manuscripts of the Gesta, including the earliest surviving copy of c. 1100, unknown until very recently. The full original text of William of Jumieges is supplied, as well as the integral text of the subsequent revisions and additions. Volume I contains Dr van Houts's introduction to the whole work, together with the text and translation of books i-iv. Volume II contains books v-viii. The edition forms an important contribution to our understanding of Anglo-Norman politics.
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History of the Normans

Author: Dudo (Dean of St. Quentin),Dudo av Saint-Quentin,Associate Professor of Geological Sciences Brigham Young University Provo Utah Eric Christiansen,Dudon de Saint Quentin,VARIOS AUTORES,Dean of S. Quentin Dudo,Dudo of St. Quentin

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 9780851155524

Category: History

Page: 260

View: 2201

First English translation of key chronicle for study of the rise of the Normans.
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Medieval Scandinavia

An Encyclopedia

Author: Phillip Pulsiano,Kirsten Wolf

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780824047870

Category: History

Page: 768

View: 8749

This classic resource on the world of the Sagas is now back in print. With full-page maps and useful supplementary photos, this acclaimed encyclopedia covers every aspect of Scandinavia during the Middle Ages, including rulers and saints, overviews of the countries, religion, education, politics and law, culture and material life, history, literature, and art. A valuable and absorbing volume for students of the Norse sagas, the Viking age, and Old English history and literature, and for anyone interested in the cultural and historical heritage of Scandinavia. Includes cross-references and comprehensive index.
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Albion

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

Page: N.A

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Vols. for 1969-1970 consist of the proceedings of the Conference on British Studies, Pacific Northwest Section; summer 1971-winter 1972 consists of the proceedings of the Conference on British Studies at its Regional and National Meetings; spring 1979-winter 1980 includes proceedings of the Conference on British Studies at its Regional and National Meetings; spring 1983- includes proceedings of the North Americna Conference on British Studies.
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The Books and the Life of Judith of Flanders

Author: Mary Dockray-Miller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351893777

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 160

View: 3183

In the first full-length study of Judith of Flanders (c. 1032-1094), Mary Dockray-Miller provides a narrative of Judith’s life through analysis of the books and art objects she commissioned and collected. Organizing her book chronologically by Judith’s marriages and commissions, Dockray-Miller argues that Judith consciously and successfully deployed patronage to support her political and marital maneuverings in the eleventh-century European political theater. During her marriage to Tostig Godwinson, Earl of Northumbria, she commissioned at least four Gospel books for herself in addition to the numerous art objects that she gave to English churches as part of her devotional practices. The multiple treasures Judith donated to Weingarten Abbey while she was married to Welf of Bavaria culminated in the posthumous gift of the relic of the Holy Blood, still celebrated as the Abbey’s most important holding. Lavishly illustrated with never before published full-color reproductions from Monte Cassino MS 437 and Fulda Landesbibliothek MS Aa.21, The Books and the Life of Judith of Flanders features English translations of relevant excerpts from the Vita Oswinii and De Translatione Sanguinis Christi. Dockray-Miller’s book is a fascinating account of this intriguing woman who successfully negotiated the pitfalls of being on the losing side of both the Norman Conquest and the Investiture Controversy.
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The British National Bibliography

Author: Arthur James Wells

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English literature

Page: N.A

View: 1907

Posted in English literature

Anglo-Norman Studies XII

Proceedings of the Battle Conference 1989

Author: Marjorie Chibnall

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 264

View: 8640

Topics covered include: the Bayeux Tapestry; Bishops of Winchester and the Monastic Revolution; Charters of Henry II; Early Irish Castles; Land and Inheritance in England; Life of St Margaret; Mont St Michel 966-1035; Sake and Soke, Titles, and Tenants-in-Chief; Shaftesbury Abbey's Benefactors; 12c Anglo-Scottish Warfare; Benoit of St Maure and William; Southwell Tympanum, Glastonbury Respond, Leigh Christ; Inventio et Miracula Sancti Vulfranni. BT> Contributors: C. HOLDSWORTH, S. BROWN, K. COOKE, M. FRANKLIN, J. HUDSON, L. HUNEYCUTT, T. McNEILL; R. MORTIMER, C. POTTS, D. ROFFE, M. STRICKLAND, H.B. TEUNIS, P. TUDOR-CRAIG, E. VAN HOUTSgs.
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American Book Publishing Record

ABPR annual cumulative

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States

Page: N.A

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Posted in United States

Hybridity, Identity, and Monstrosity in Medieval Britain

On Difficult Middles

Author: J. Cohen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113708670X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

View: 3954

This study examines the monsters that haunt twelfth-century British texts, arguing that in these strange bodies are expressed fears and fantasies about community, identity and race during the period. Cohen finds the origins of these monsters in a contemporary obsession with blood, both the literal and metaphorical kind.
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History and Family Traditions in England and the Continent, 1000-1200

Author: Elisabeth M. C. Van Houts

Publisher: Variorum

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 356

View: 7910

The Normans in France and England left a rich legacy in historiography and literature, which is the subject of this volume. Dr van Houts first deals with the Scandinavian inheritance, which together with contacts with Danish England and Byzantium led to an interesting mix of pagan and ecclesiastical themes. Next she analyses the propaganda that followed the Norman conquest of England, in which the panegyrics written by French clerks eager to gain favour contrast markedly with the almost unanimous condemnation of William's actions on the Continent. Included is the earliest history of the battle of Hastings written in England, here published with a new English translation. The last papers consider the role of women in the transmission of knowledge about the past: in their families they passed on memories, and their importance as commissioners, readers and informants of chroniclers must also not be underestimated.
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Historia Novella

The Contemporary History

Author: William (of Malmesbury),Edmund King,Kenneth Reginald Potter

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780198201922

Category: History

Page: 143

View: 947

The Historia Novella is a key source for the succession dispute between King Stephen and the Empress Matilda which brought England to civil war in the twelfth century. William of Malmesbury was the doyen of the historians of his day. His account of the main events of the years 1126 to 1142, to some of which he was an eyewitness, is sympathetic to the empress's cause, but not uncritical of her. Edmund King offers a complete revision of K. R. Potter's edition of 1955, retaining onlythe translation, which has been amended in places. Not only is this a new edition but it offers a new text, arguing that what have earlier been seen as William of Malmesbury's final revisions are not from his hand. Rather they seem to come from somewhere in the circle of Robert of Gloucester, the empress's half-brother, to whom the work is dedicated. In this way the work raises important questions concerning the transmission of medieval texts.
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The manuscripts of early Norman England (c. 1066-1130)

Author: Richard Gameson

Publisher: British Academy

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 190

View: 6282

This large reference work to manuscripts is the result of painstaking investigation into historical sources dating from the first seventy years of Norman rule. Gameson has identified approximately 900 manuscripts and has produced a detailed catalogue of authors, documents and their provenance. An essential reference tool to scholars of the period.
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Les Berserkir

Les guerriers-fauves dans la Scandinavie ancienne, de l'âge de Vendel aux Vikings (VIe-XIe siècle)

Author: Vincent Samson

Publisher: Presses Univ. Septentrion

ISBN: 2757403532

Category: Berserkers

Page: 446

View: 9474

Les berserkir comptent parmi les figures les plus fascinantes de la littérature scandinave médiévale. Ces combattants d'élite, "semblables à des ours ou des loups", manifestent leur "être second" lors de terrifiants accès de sauvagerie. Très appréciés des souverains de l'ancien Nord, les berserkir sont considérés comme les compagnons d'Odin – divinité furieuse, maîtrisant l'art de la métamorphose. Dépassant l'analyse des stéréotypes légendaires, cet ouvrage s'attache à démontrer l'historicité d'une tradition associée aux aspects sacrés de la fonction royale. Les berserkir incarnent un modèle de compagnonnage militaire attesté sous diverses formes dans les sociétés germaniques anciennes. Il s'agit de la première étude complète publiée en France sur le sujet. L'auteur soumet à un rigoureux examen critique l'ensemble des sources médiévales (poèmes, sagas, chroniques, documentation épigraphique, onomastique, archéologique) ainsi que les interprétations proposées depuis deux siècles par les spécialistes scandinaves, allemands ou anglo-saxons. L'approche retenue est résolument interdisciplinaire : elle associe la philologie et l'étude des témoignages iconographiques, la mythologie comparée, l'histoire des sociétés et des institutions. Ce livre ne s'adresse pas seulement aux spécialistes de la civilisation des Vikings – linguistes, historiens ou archéologues – mais également aux lecteurs intéressés par les pratiques martiales et les croyances religieuses de l'Europe pré-chrétienne.
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Peritia

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ireland

Page: N.A

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Rodulfi Glabri Historiarum libri quinque

Author: Radulfus (Glaber.),Rodulfus Glaber,Raoul Glaber

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 323

View: 6017

The monk Rodulfus Glaber is best known for his Five Books of the Histories, a major source of information on events in the first half of the 11th century and the life and thought of an 11th-century monk. This edition, the first since 1866, presents the only critical text of the Histories along with a complete translation and full historical commentary. Including vivid accounts of the millennium, genuine and false relics, church building, and visions of saints and demons, this edition also includes Glaber's Life of his mentor, St. William of Dijon, the renowned monastic reformer.
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The World of Orderic Vitalis

Norman Monks and Norman Knights

Author: Marjorie Chibnall

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9780851156217

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 255

View: 7291

`A wise, learned, gracefully written account of the Anglo-Norman world and its most remarkable chronicler.' SPECULUM
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The Gesta Guillelmi of William of Poitiers

Author: Guillaume IX ((duc d'Aquitaine ;)

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 199

View: 8592

William of Poitiers served William the Conqueror for many years as one of his chaplains. His Gesta Guillelmi is a first-hand account of the momentous events of William's reign, and one of the most important sources for the history of the period. This new edition, with facing-page English translation of the Latin text, provides the first complete English translation, as well as a full historical introduction and detailed notes.
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Barbarians and Brothers

Anglo-American Warfare, 1500-1865

Author: Wayne E. Lee

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019937645X

Category: History

Page: 340

View: 4011

An exploration of early modern English and American warfare discusses how issues of ethnicity, logistics, and culture determined the nature of the fighting and contributed to the development of contemporary attitudes toward war.
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