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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.


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.


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.


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...