People and Space in the Middle Ages 300 1300

This book compares community definition and change in the temperate zones of southern Britain and northern France with the starkly contrasting regions of the Spanish meseta and Iceland.

People and Space in the Middle Ages  300 1300

Author: Wendy Davies

Publisher: Brepols Pub

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This book compares community definition and change in the temperate zones of southern Britain and northern France with the starkly contrasting regions of the Spanish meseta and Iceland. Local communities were fundamental to human societies in the pre-industrial world, crucial in supporting their members and regulating their relationships, as well as in wider society. While geographical and biological work on territoriality is very good, existing archaeological literature is rarely time-specific and lacks wider social context; most of its premises are too simple for the interdependencies of the early medieval world. Historical work, by contrast, has a weak sense of territory and no sense of scale; like much archaeological work, there is confusion about distinctions - and relationships - between kin groups, neighbourhood groups, collections of tenants and small polities. The contributors to this book address what determined the size and shape of communities in the early historic past and the ways that communities delineated themselves in physical terms. The roles of the environment, labour patterns, the church and the physical proximity of residences in determining community identity are also examined. Additional themes include social exclusion, the community as an elite body, and the various stimuli for change in community structure. Major issues surrounding relationships between the local and the governmental are investigated: did larger polities exploit pre-existing communities, or did developments in governance call local communities into being?

Bishops and the Politics of Patronage in Merovingian Gaul

... (1987): 287–315, at 304. 12. Perrugot, “Le palais merovingien de Malay,” 154.
13. Perrugot, 148. 14. Guy Halsall, “Villas, Territories and Communities in
Merovingian Northern Gaul,” in People and Space in the Middle Ages, 3001300
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Bishops and the Politics of Patronage in Merovingian Gaul

Author: Gregory I. Halfond

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 1501739328

Page: 220

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Following the dissolution of the Western Roman Empire, local Christian leaders were confronted with the problem of how to conceptualize and administer their regional churches. As Gregory Halfond shows, the bishops of post-Roman Gaul oversaw a transformation in the relationship between church and state. He shows that by constituting themselves as a corporate body, the Gallic episcopate was able to wield significant political influence on local, regional, and kingdom-wide scales. Gallo-Frankish bishops were conscious of their corporate membership in an exclusive order, the rights and responsibilities of which were consistently being redefined and subsequently expressed through liturgy, dress, physical space, preaching, and association with cults of sanctity. But as Halfond demonstrates, individual bishops, motivated by the promise of royal patronage to provide various forms of service to the court, often struggled, sometimes unsuccessfully, to balance their competing loyalties. However, even the resulting conflicts between individual bishops did not, he shows, fundamentally undermine the Gallo-Frankish episcopate's corporate identity or integrity. Ultimately, Halfond provides a far more subtle and sophisticated understanding of church-state relations across the early medieval period.

Acts of Giving

'Sale, price and valuation in Galicia and Castile-León in the tenth century', Early
Medieval Europe, 11 (2002), 149–74. 'Buying with masses. ... People and Space
in the Middle Ages, 3001300 (Turnhout, 2007), 1–12. 'Populations, territory ...

Acts of Giving

Author: Wendy Davies

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199283400

Page: 244

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Acts of Giving examines issues surrounding donation-the giving of property, particularly landed property-in northern Spain during the tenth century. Exploring the place of giving within a broad complex of social and economic concerns, Wendy Davies highlights the centrality of Spain to some of the core themes of medieval European history.

Fortified Settlements in Early Medieval Europe

Astill, G. (2006) Community, identity and the later Anglo-Saxon town: the case of
southern England. In W. Davies, G. Halsall and A. Reynolds (eds), People and
Space in the Middle Ages, 3001300, 233–254. Studies in the Early Middle Ages
, ...

Fortified Settlements in Early Medieval Europe

Author: Neil Christie

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 1785702386

Page: 352

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Twenty-three contributions by leading archaeologists from across Europe explore the varied forms, functions and significances of fortified settlements in the 8th to 10th centuries AD. These could be sites of strongly martial nature, upland retreats, monastic enclosures, rural seats, island bases, or urban nuclei. But they were all expressions of control - of states, frontiers, lands, materials, communities - and ones defined by walls, ramparts or enclosing banks. Papers run from Irish cashels to Welsh and Pictish strongholds, Saxon burhs, Viking fortresses, Byzantine castra, Carolingian creations, Venetian barricades, Slavic strongholds, and Bulgarian central places, and coverage extends fully from north-west Europe, to central Europe, the northern Mediterranean and the Black Sea. Strongly informed by recent fieldwork and excavations, but drawing also where available on the documentary record, this important collection provides fully up-to-date reviews and analyses of the archaeologies of the distinctive settlement forms that characterized Europe in the Early Middle Ages.

Handbook of Medieval Studies

Select Bibliography Alfred W. Crosby, The Measure of Reality: Quantification and
Western Society: 1250–1600 (Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University
Press, 1997); People and Space in the Middle Ages, 3001300, ed. Wendy ...

Handbook of Medieval Studies

Author: Albrecht Classen

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110215586

Page: 2849

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This interdisciplinary handbook provides extensive information about research in medieval studies and its most important results over the last decades. The handbook is a reference work which enables the readers to quickly and purposely gain insight into the important research discussions and to inform themselves about the current status of research in the field. The handbook consists of four parts. The first, large section offers articles on all of the main disciplines and discussions of the field. The second section presents articles on the key concepts of modern medieval studies and the debates therein. The third section is a lexicon of the most important text genres of the Middle Ages. The fourth section provides an international bio-bibliographical lexicon of the most prominent medievalists in all disciplines. A comprehensive bibliography rounds off the compendium. The result is a reference work which exhaustively documents the current status of research in medieval studies and brings the disciplines and experts of the field together.

Urban Space in the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Age

... material culture unearthed by Palol since 1958 is in sharp contrast with the use
people made of the city's buildings . ... Roman City: The Case of Clunia in the
Northern Plateau of Spain,” People and Space in the Middle Ages, 3001300, ed
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Urban Space in the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Age

Author: Albrecht Classen

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110223902

Page: 764

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Although the city as a central entity did not simply disappear with the Fall of the Roman Empire, the development of urban space at least since the twelfth century played a major role in the history of medieval and early modern mentality within a social-economic and religious framework. Whereas some poets projected urban space as a new utopia, others simply reflected the new significance of the urban environment as a stage where their characters operate very successfully. As today, the premodern city was the locus where different social groups and classes got together, sometimes peacefully, sometimes in hostile terms. The historical development of the relationship between Christians and Jews, for instance, was deeply determined by the living conditions within a city. By the late Middle Ages, nobility and bourgeoisie began to intermingle within the urban space, which set the stage for dramatic and far-reaching changes in the social and economic make-up of society. Legal-historical aspects also find as much consideration as practical questions concerning water supply and sewer systems. Moreover, the early modern city within the Ottoman and Middle Eastern world likewise finds consideration. Finally, as some contributors observe, the urban space provided considerable opportunities for women to carve out a niche for themselves in economic terms.

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Merovingian Northern Gaul ” , in Wendy DAVIES , Guy HALSALL & Andrew
REYNOLDS , eds . , People and Space in the Middle Ages , 300-1300 , Turnhout
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Duelling with the Past

Medieval Authors and the Problem of the Christian Era, C. 990-1135 Peter
Verbist ... M . Tyler and Ross Balzaretti ( 2006 ) People and Space in the Middle
Ages , 300 - 1300 , ed . by Wendy Davies , Guy Halsall , and Andrew Reynolds (
2006 ) ...

Duelling with the Past

Author: Peter Verbist

Publisher: Brepols Pub

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Page: 366

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towards intellectual autonomy. In Duelling with the Past, Verbist's analysis explores the links between computistical sources and the 'emergence' of the individual in the Middle Ages." --Book Jacket.

Lost Civilization

Central places and the territorial organization of communities : the occupation of
hilltop sites in early medieval northern Castile . In People and space in the
Middle Ages , 300 - 1300 , ed . W . Davies , G . Halsall , A . Reynolds , pp . 167 -
86 .

Lost Civilization

Author: James L Boone

Publisher: Bristol Classical Press

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Page: 176

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Al-Andalus, the Iberian Islamic civilization centred on Cordoba in the tenth and eleventh centuries, has been a 'lost' civilization in several respects. This book takes a comparative civilizations approach that puts the formation of Al-Andalus in context with corresponding developments elsewhere in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.

Twenty five Years of Archaeology in Gloucestershire

People and Space in the Early Middle Ages AD 300 - 1300 ( Studies in the Early
Middle Ages 15 , Turnhout , Brepols ) . Saville , A . , 1985 “ Salvage recording of
Romano - British , Saxon , medieval and post - medieval remains at North Street
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Twenty five Years of Archaeology in Gloucestershire

Author: John Jurica

Publisher: Bristol & Gloucestershire Archaeological Report

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Page: 265

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Twenty-five years is a long time in the study of prehistory and these papers, given at a conference in Cheltenham in 2004, seek to review the excavations, surveys, chance finds and serious investigations carried out over two and a half decades.

Viator

SPACE AND GENDER IN THE LATER MEDIEVAL ENGLISH HOUSE P. J. P.
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Archaeology International

Sue Harrington and Stuart Brookes continue as Leverhulme Research Fellows
on two major projects in medieval ... Davies ( UCL ) and Guy Halsall ( York ) ) is
entitled People and Space in the Middle Ages 300 - 1300 and is published by ...

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Reading the Anglo Saxon Chronicle

Recent publications include the following : People and Space in the Middle Ages
, 300-1300 , ed . by Wendy Davies , Guy Halsall , and Andrew Reynolds , Studies
in the Early Middle Ages , 15 ( Turnhout , 2007 ) ; Text and Territory ...

Reading the Anglo Saxon Chronicle

Author: Alice Jorgensen

Publisher: Brepols Pub

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The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle is among the earliest vernacular chronicles of Western Europe and remains an essential source for scholars of Anglo-Saxon and Norman England. With the publication in 2004 of a new edition of the Peterborough text, all six major manuscript versions of the Chronicle are now available in the Collaborative Edition. Reading the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle therefore presents a timely reassessment of current scholarly thinking on this most complex and most foundational of documents. This volume of collected essays examines the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle through four main aspects: the production of the text, its language, the literary character of the work, and the Chronicle as historical writing. The individual studies not only exemplify the different scholarly approaches to the Chronicle but they also cover the full chronological range of the text(s), as well as offering new contributions to well-established debates and exploring fresh avenues of research. The interdisciplinary and wide-ranging nature of the scholarship behind the volume allows Reading the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle to convey the immense complexity and variety of the Chronicle, a document that survives in multiple versions and was written in multiple places, times, and political contexts.

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Author: De Gruyter

Publisher: de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110230253

Page: 2612

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The IBR, published again since 1971 as an interdisciplinary, international bibliography of reviews, offers book reviews of literature dealing primarily with the humanities and social sciences published in 6,000 mainly European scholarly journals. This unique bibliography contains over 1.3 millions book reviews. 60,000 entries are added every year with details on the work reviewed and the review.

Narrative and History in the Early Medieval West

Teaching and Learning in Northern Europe , 1000-1200 , ed . by Sally N. Vaughn
and Jay Rubenstein People and Space in the Middle Ages , 300-1300 , ed . by
Wendy Davies , Guy Halsall , Andrew Reynolds John D. Niles , Old English ...

Narrative and History in the Early Medieval West

Author: Associate Professor of Medieval History Ross Balzaretti

Publisher: Brepols Pub

ISBN:

Page: 265

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The papers gathered in this volume were all given in 1999 - at the International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, at the International Medieval Congress in Leeds and during a day conference held at York. They agree that looking at the wide range of narrative forms available provides new ways of viewing the Middle Ages.

Journal

Bassett , Steven ( 2007 ) , ' Boundaries of knowledge : mapping the land - units of
late Anglo - Saxon and Norman England ' in People and space in the middle
ages , 300 1300 , ed . Wendy Davies , Guy Halsall & Andrew Reynolds , Studies
in ...

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Vols. for 1968/69- include the society's Annual report, 45th-

Old English Heroic Poems and the Social Life of Texts

... ed . by Sally N . Vaughn and Jay Rubenstein ( 2006 ) Narrative and History in
the Early Medieval West , ed . by Elizabeth M . Tyler and Ross Balzaretti ( 2006 )
In Preparation People and Space in the Middle Ages , 300 - 1300 , ed . by Wendy
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Old English Heroic Poems and the Social Life of Texts

Author: John D. Niles

Publisher: Brepols Pub

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Page: 372

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Old English Heroic Poems and the Social Life of Texts develops the theme that all stories- all 'beautiful lies', if one considers them as such- have a potentially myth-like function as they enter and re-enter the stream of human consciousness. In particular, the volume assesses the place of heroic poetry (including Beowulf, Widsith, and The Battle of Maldon) in the evolving society of Anglo-Saxon England during the tenth-century period of nation-building. Poetry, Niles argues, was a great collective medium through which the Anglo-Saxons conceived of their changing social world and made mental adjustments to it. Old English 'heroic geography' is examined as an aspect of the mentality of that era. So too is the idea of the oral poet (or bard) as a means by which the people of this time continued to conceive of themselves, in defiance of reality, as members of a tribe-like community knit by close personal bonds. The volume is rounded off by the identification of Bede's story of the poet Cdmon as the earliest known example of a modern folktale type, and by a spirited defense of Seamus Heaney's recent verse translation of Beowulf.

The Old English Homily

... Jay Rubenstein ( 2006 ) Narrative and History in the Early Medieval West , ed .
by Elizabeth M. Tyler and Ross Balzaretti ( 2006 ) People and Space in the
Middle Ages , 300-1300 , ed . by Wendy Davies , Guy Halsall , and Andrew
Reynolds ...

The Old English Homily

Author: Aaron J. Kleist

Publisher: Brepols Pub

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Page: 532

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The articles in this volume explore from diverse but complementary perspectives the sources of Anglo-Saxon homilies, the homilies themselves, and their impact. The volume examines the anonymous homilies, as well as those by AElfric and Wulfstan.