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The Remarkable Life And Career Of The Breton Ansger, Monk And Poet On The Loire Valley Who Became Bishop Of Catania In Sicily 1091-1124, George Beech Dec 2013

The Remarkable Life And Career Of The Breton Ansger, Monk And Poet On The Loire Valley Who Became Bishop Of Catania In Sicily 1091-1124, George Beech

George T. Beech

A key figure in the establishment of the Latin church in Arabic Sicily after the Norman conquest was Bishop Ansger of Catania 1091-1124. Newly found information shows that, by origin a Breton, he first became a monk at St. Florent of Saumur in the Loire valley, then made a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. After his return he entered the monastery of St. Eufemia in Calabria where his rise to the office of prior led Count Roger of Sicily to choose him, with the approval of Pope Urban II, as the first bishop of Catania and abbot of St. Agatha. In a ...


Egbert’S England, George Beech Jan 2013

Egbert’S England, George Beech

George T. Beech

No abstract provided.


Obscurity In Medieval Texts, Lucie Doležalová, Jeff Rider, Alessandro Zironi Dec 2012

Obscurity In Medieval Texts, Lucie Doležalová, Jeff Rider, Alessandro Zironi

Jeff Rider

Modern readers of medieval texts often find them obscure. Some of this obscurity is accidental and inevitable due to the historical and cultural distance that separates modern readers from medieval authors, but medieval readers and authors also appear to have simply had a higher tolerance for textual obscurity than we do and even to have viewed obscurity as desirable and a virtue. They did not believe that obscurity could ever be eradicated and were not scared of the indescribable, indivisible, and ungraspable; they accepted reality as complex and ultimately unintelligible. Obscurity was not simply a riddle to be solved. It ...


Le Diocèse De Thérouanne Au Moyen Age, Jeff Rider, Benoît-Michel Tock Dec 2009

Le Diocèse De Thérouanne Au Moyen Age, Jeff Rider, Benoît-Michel Tock

Jeff Rider

De tous les évêchés du Nord de la France médiévale, celui de Thérouanne est sans doute l’un des moins bien connus. Cette situation s’explique en partie par la perte quasi-complète de ses archives lors de la prise et de la destruction de la ville par Charles Quint en 1553, qui entraînèrent par ailleurs quelques années plus tard le démembrement du diocèse entre ceux de Saint-Omer, Ypres et Boulogne. Aucune étude d’ensemble ne lui avait d’ailleurs été consacrée depuis la thèse de l’historien gantois Hans Van Werveke, »Het bisdom Terwaan van den oorsprong tot het begin ...


Galbert Of Bruges And The Historiography Of Medieval Flanders, Jeff Rider, Alan Murray Dec 2008

Galbert Of Bruges And The Historiography Of Medieval Flanders, Jeff Rider, Alan Murray

Jeff Rider

Galbert of Bruges's The Murder, Betrayal and Assassination of the Glorious Charles, Count of Flanders is one of the most widely read books of the Middle Ages. It recounts the assassination of Charles, count of Flanders, and the events leading up to and following the murder. Galbert was a resident of Bruges and had served in the count's administration for at least thirteen years by the time of the assassination in 1127. He was well-acquainted with Charles and many of the other actors in this drama, an eyewitness to many of the events he relates, and exceptionally well ...


The Alternation Between Present And Past Time In The ‘Telling Of The Bayeux Tapestry Story, George Beech Dec 2007

The Alternation Between Present And Past Time In The ‘Telling Of The Bayeux Tapestry Story, George Beech

George T. Beech

No abstract available.


How England Got Its Name, (1014-1035), George Beech Sep 2007

How England Got Its Name, (1014-1035), George Beech

George T. Beech

No abstract available.


Vitae. "Vita Karoli Comitis Flandrię" Et "Vita Domni Ioannis Morinensis Episcopi" Quibus Subiunguntur Poemata Aliqua De Morte Comitis Karoli Conscripta Et Quaestio De Eadem Facta, Walter Thérouanne Dec 2005

Vitae. "Vita Karoli Comitis Flandrię" Et "Vita Domni Ioannis Morinensis Episcopi" Quibus Subiunguntur Poemata Aliqua De Morte Comitis Karoli Conscripta Et Quaestio De Eadem Facta, Walter Thérouanne

Jeff Rider

This volume revolves around three men who knew each other well, oversaw the political and spiritual life of much of northern France and Flanders during the first third of the twelfth century, and died within five years of one another: Charles the Good, count of Flanders from 1119 to 1127; John of Warneton, archdeacon of Arras from 1096 to 1099 and bishop of Thérouanne from 1099 to 1130; and their common biographer, Walter, archdeacon of Thérouanne from 1116 to 1132. The volume includes a detailed historical introduction and offers new editions of Walter's vitæ of Charles and John and ...


Saint-Florent Of Saumur And The Origin Of The ‘Bayeux’ Tapestry, George Beech Dec 2005

Saint-Florent Of Saumur And The Origin Of The ‘Bayeux’ Tapestry, George Beech

George T. Beech

No abstract available.


Could Duke Phillip The Good Of Burgundy Have Owned The Bayeux Tapestry In 1430, George Beech Dec 2004

Could Duke Phillip The Good Of Burgundy Have Owned The Bayeux Tapestry In 1430, George Beech

George T. Beech

No abstract available.


An ‘Old’ Conquest Of England Tapestry (Possibly The Bayeux) Owned By The Rulers Of France, England And Burgundy (1396-1430), George Beech Dec 2004

An ‘Old’ Conquest Of England Tapestry (Possibly The Bayeux) Owned By The Rulers Of France, England And Burgundy (1396-1430), George Beech

George T. Beech

No abstract available.


God’S Scribe: The Historiographical Art Of Galbert Of Bruges, Jeff Rider Dec 2000

God’S Scribe: The Historiographical Art Of Galbert Of Bruges, Jeff Rider

Jeff Rider

Galbert of Bruges's De multro, traditione, et occisione gloriosi Karoli comitis Flandriarum (The Murder of Charles the Good) has been studied extensively over the last hundred years. Considered one of the most important and original works of medieval historiography, the De multro is an eyewitness account of the assassination of Charles the Good, Count of Flanders, in 1127 and of the ensuing civil war. It is written in the form of a journal, the only work of its kind from Europe in the twelfth century, and provides a continuous, detailed account of events in Flanders from March 1127 to ...


The Lord/Dependant (Vassal) Relationship: A Case Study From Aquitaine C. 1030, George Beech Dec 1997

The Lord/Dependant (Vassal) Relationship: A Case Study From Aquitaine C. 1030, George Beech

George T. Beech

This paper, a contribution to the current discussion on feudalism, is a study of a single, exceptionally well-documented lord/dependant (vassal) relationship from early eleventh century Aquitaine. It is based on an analysis of a 340-line narrative (Paris, BN, Lat., 5927) of a dispute between the Count of Poitiers and one of his castellans, Hugh of Lusignan. It examines successively, (1) the author's vocabulary of dependence, (2) contemporary conceptions of lordship and dependence, (3) the customary basis of this relationship; i.e. obligations, restrictions, and rights, (4) its landed, economic basis, and (5) its effectiveness. What distinguishes this narrative ...


The Crusader Lordship Of Marash In Armenian Cilicia, 1104-1149, George Beech Dec 1995

The Crusader Lordship Of Marash In Armenian Cilicia, 1104-1149, George Beech

George T. Beech

The Crusader Lordship of Marash in Armenian Cilicia, 1104-1149." The lordship of Marash was one of a handful of small political entities created as a result of the crusader conquest of northern Syria in the First Crusade. For four brief decades in the first half of the twelfth century Marash, dependent on the Principality of Antioch, maintained a precarious existence as the most northerly of all crusader states in the eastern Mediterranean, offering limited protection from the Turkish menace to the north, and perhaps prolonging somewhat the survival of the larger states at Antioch and Edessa. In the final analysis ...


De Multro, Traditione Et Occisione Gloriosi Karoli Comitis Flandriarum, Galbert Bruges Dec 1993

De Multro, Traditione Et Occisione Gloriosi Karoli Comitis Flandriarum, Galbert Bruges

Jeff Rider

Rider's edition is the first to be based on representatives of both the Multrum's manuscript traditions since the Bollandists' heavily emended seventeenth-century edition. It offers the first complete and accurate critical apparatus for the text including all the variants of the existing manuscripts and early editions. It also takes into account emendations suggested by scholars since the mid-nineteenth century (Köpke, Pirenne, Thomas and Ross). Readers are thus provided with all the surviving textual evidence and may evaluate for themselves the editor's decisions. Rider's text also indicates, for the first time, the original divisions of the Multrum ...


L'Attribution Des Poêmes Du Comte De Poitiers À Guillaume Ix D'Aquitaine, George Beech Dec 1992

L'Attribution Des Poêmes Du Comte De Poitiers À Guillaume Ix D'Aquitaine, George Beech

George T. Beech

The Eleanor of Aquitaine vase in the Louvre has long been known as one of the rare modern survivals of the famous treasury of the royal abbey of Saint-Denis carefully assembled by Abbot Suger in the mid twelfth century. Suger's own inscription on his elaborate mounting for the vase tells how it came into his possession through Eleanor of Aquitaine's grandfather, William IX of Aquitaine, Eleanor herself, and her first husband, Louis VII of France. But the earlier history of the vase, which is of early medieval, mid-eastern origin is obscure because until now no one has been ...


"Queen Mathilda Of England (1066-1083) And The Abbey Of La Chaise-Dieu In The Auvergne, George Beech Dec 1992

"Queen Mathilda Of England (1066-1083) And The Abbey Of La Chaise-Dieu In The Auvergne, George Beech

George T. Beech

No abstract provided.


The Eleanor Of Aquitaine Vase, William Ix Of Aquitaine, And Muslim Spain, George Beech Dec 1992

The Eleanor Of Aquitaine Vase, William Ix Of Aquitaine, And Muslim Spain, George Beech

George T. Beech

The Eleanor of Aquitaine vase in the Louvre has long been known as one of the rare modern survivals of the famous treasury of the royal abbey of Saint-Denis carefully assembled by Abbot Suger in the mid twelfth century. Suger's own inscription on his elaborate mounting for the vase tells how it came into his possession through Eleanor of Aquitaine's grandfather, William IX of Aquitaine, Eleanor herself, and her first husband, Louis VII of France. But the earlier history of the vase, which is of early medieval, mid-eastern origin is obscure because until now no one has been ...


Positional Symbolism And Medieval English Drama, Clifford Davidson Dec 1990

Positional Symbolism And Medieval English Drama, Clifford Davidson

Clifford Davidson

Rpt. in Iconographic and Comparative Studies.


England And Aquitaine In The Century Before The Norman Conquest, George Beech Nov 1990

England And Aquitaine In The Century Before The Norman Conquest, George Beech

George T. Beech

A commonplace among English historians today is the importance of English ties with Aquitaine during the later Middle Ages. For some three centuries, historical events came to link the destinies of these two countries and peoples who otherwise differed strikingly in economy, language and culture in general, with lasting consequences for both. It has long been taken for granted by both English and French historians that this association came about abruptly in the 1150s as a result of the ascent to the English throne of Henry of Anjou who, through his marriage to Eleanor, heiress of the duchy of Aquitaine ...


On The Uses Of Iconographic Study: The Example Of The Sponsus From St. Martial Of Limoges, Clifford Davidson Dec 1978

On The Uses Of Iconographic Study: The Example Of The Sponsus From St. Martial Of Limoges, Clifford Davidson

Clifford Davidson

Rpt. in Drama in the Middle Ages.


The Unity Of The Wakefield Mactacio Abel, Clifford Davidson Dec 1966

The Unity Of The Wakefield Mactacio Abel, Clifford Davidson

Clifford Davidson

Despite the renewal of interest in the Catholic vernacular drama of medieval England, critics generally have failed to understand the framework upon which the unity of the Wakefield Mactacio Abel (The Killing of Abel) rests. If, as I believe, the central issue in the play is the response of mankind to God's grace against the background of the whole of history, then those who would admire the play solely for its realism or for its farce are not properly responding to the drama. There are many who perhaps do find the theology implicit in medieval drama to be ...