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Medieval France And Her Pyrenean Neighbours

Author : Thomas N. Bisson
ISBN : 9780826431967
Genre : History
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This collection of essays makes an important contribution to our knowledge of feudalism and finance in France and Spain. Divided into four sections, it covers the use rulers made of courts, parlements, and assemblies for ceremonial, political and fiscal purposes; the institutional formation of Catalonia; comparative studies of France, Catalonia and Aragon in the twelfth century; and monetary and fiscal policies of contemporary rulers.

The Counts Of Tripoli And Lebanon In The Twelfth Century

Author : Kevin James Lewis
ISBN : 9781317052609
Genre : History
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The county of Tripoli in what is now North Lebanon is arguably the most neglected of the so-called ‘crusader states’ established in the Middle East at the beginning of the twelfth century. The present work is the first monograph on the county to be published in English, and the first in any western language since 1945. What little has been written on the subject previously has focused upon the European ancestry of the counts of Tripoli: a specifically Southern French heritage inherited from the famous crusader Raymond IV of Saint-Gilles. Kevin Lewis argues that past historians have at once exaggerated the political importance of the counts’ French descent and ignored the more compelling signs of its cultural impact, highlighting poetry composed by troubadours in Occitan at Tripoli’s court. For Lewis, however, even this belies a deeper understanding of the processes that shaped the county. What emerges is an intriguing portrait of the county in which its rulers struggled to exert their power over Lebanon in the face of this region’s insurmountable geographical forces and its sometimes bewildering, always beguiling diversity of religions, languages and cultures. The counts of Tripoli and contemporary Muslim onlookers certainly viewed the dynasty as sons of Saint-Gilles, but the county’s administration relied upon Arabic, its stability upon the mixed loyalties of its local inhabitants, and its very existence upon the rugged mountains that cradled it. This book challenges prevailing knowledge of this little-known crusader state and by extension the medieval Middle East as a whole. .

Heresy In Medieval France

Author : Claire Taylor
ISBN : 9780861932764
Genre : History
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Investigation of heresy in south-west France, including a new assessment of the role of Catharism and the Albigensian Crusade.

Crusade Heresy And Inquisition In The Lands Of The Crown Of Aragon

Author : Damian J. Smith
ISBN : 9789004182899
Genre : History
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Damian J. Smith here provides the first full account of the combined influence of crusade, heresy and inquisition in and about the lands of the Crown of Aragon until the death of James I of Conqueror in 1276.

The Reign Of Richard Lionheart

Author : Ralph V. Turner
ISBN : 0582256593
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Nahmanides In Medieval Catalonia

Author : Nina Caputo
ISBN : 0268022933
Genre : History
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In this detailed study, Nina Caputo examines conceptions of history and messianic redemption in the writings of the Catalonian rabbi and brilliant Talmudic scholar Nahmanides (1195-1270). An early exponent of kabbalah, Nahmanides was also a shrewd intermediary between the Jewish communities and the royal administration of Aragon. Most intellectual histories focus on Nahmanides in the fairly insular context of Jewish community dynamics, but this volume explores the largely unexamined history of encounters between Jewish and Christian interpretations of history and redemption, as well as the significant role played by Jews in the expansion of the Crown of Aragon during the thirteenth century. Caputo explains Nahmanides' distinctive understanding of the shape and meaning of historical time and change and reveals how his discourse frequently confronted Christian views of history and scripture, sometimes embracing Christians forms, but at other times directly refuting them. Nina Caputo's book is the first to situate Nahmanides in the full intellectual and religious context of thirteenth-century Catalonia. It makes an important contribution to the fields of Jewish studies as well as medieval and early modern history. "Nahmanides in Medieval Catalonia is a compelling illustration of meticulous scholarly attention, of subtle historical consciousness, rigorous rhetorical and literary sensibility, and true, wide-ranging synthetic ability--it uniquely draws from the entire corpus of Nahmanides' work in order to reframe conflicts and disputes, once again, as fertile and positive exchanges." --Gil Anidjar, Columbia University "Caputo has written a brilliant monograph on one of the most fascinating minds of the High Middle Ages. By aligning the intellectual and communal activities of Nahmanides within the context of both Jewish and medieval Spanish vernacular texts she brings academic rigor and interdisciplinary scholarship to throw new light on both communities at a critical moment in their development. Each chapter reveals the subtle ways that Nahmanides constructed intellectual and social frameworks for Jews to preserve their unique identity while sharing cultural and aesthetic norms of the Christian society that surrounded them." --Michael A. Signer, Abrams Professor of Jewish Thought and Culture, University of Notre Dame "This book offers a meticulous and thoughtful reading of the themes of history, prophecy, and progress in Nahmanides' exegetical, theological, and polemical works. It joins a growing body of scholarship that emphasizes the extent to which even tense and hostile Jewish-Christian confrontations were predicated upon shared cultural and intellectual approaches. It is sure to interest and engage scholars in the fields of Judaic studies, Iberian history, and biblical studies." --Sara Lipton, Stony Brook University

State And Society In Medieval Europe

Author : James Buchanan Given
ISBN : UOM:39015019567901
Genre : Political Science
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In the thirteenth century, Languedoc was brought under French rule and Gwynedd in North Wales was conquered by the English. James B. Given shows that although Languedoc and Gwynedd were both integrated into larger political organizations that were in many ways similar, the different social, political, and economic structures of these regions guaranteed that they had very different experiences of rule by outsiders. His rigorous and creative comparative history contributes significantly to our understanding of the state-building process in medieval and early modern Europe.

Adela Of Blois

Author : Kimberly A. LoPrete
ISBN : UOM:39015069338351
Genre : History
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Based on a comprehensive re-evaluation of unpublished and published charters, letters, poems, and narrative sources, this is the first scholarly volume devoted to the life and political career of Adela, the youngest daughter of William the Conqueror (c. 1067-1137), who ruled as countess of Blois, Chartres and Meaux for over twenty years. Well-known to literary historians for generations, Adela, in this study, emerges as an active and able lord who used her status, literacy, wealth, familial and feudal networks and authoritative comital powers to intervene decisively in the turbulent power politics of her day.Careful contextualisation of the sources shows that she was involved in both well- and little-known events in ways hitherto unsuspected, while at the same time a re-analysis of the familial-political alignments pertaining at the time of her marriage results in a positive revaluation of the position of the Thibaudian counts of Blois, Chartres, Meaux and Troyes after their loss of Tours yet prior to their forging a county of Champagne.Thus, not only does this book provide a model for analysing the diverse fragmentary sources concerning powerful women, but it shows how accounting for women's recorded deeds results in a revised socio-political narrative of the period. In addition, the appendices provide a chronology and source-critical analysis of all the primary sources alongside significant passages from unpublished manuscripts and increasingly rare editions; they will be an indispensable reference to all scholars interested in this period.

Crusader Warfare Byzantium Europe And The Struggle For The Holy Land 1050 1300 A D

Author : David Nicolle
ISBN : 1847250300
Genre : History
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This book presents as many aspects as possible of warfare during the period of the crusades within all the cultures most directly involved.

Ireland And The English World In The Late Middle Ages

Author : Brendan Smith
ISBN : 0230542891
Genre : History
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This volume extends the 'British Isles' approach pioneered by Robin Frame and Rees Davies to the later middle ages. Through examination of issues such as frontier formation, colonial identities and connections with the wider world it explores whether this period saw the bonds between the British Isles weaken, strengthen, or simply alter.

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