Anglo-Norman Studies 26: Proceedings of the Battle by John Gillingham

By John Gillingham

The emphasis during this choice of contemporary paintings at the Anglo-Norman realm is very on narrative assets: Dudo, Vita Aedwardi regis, monastic chronicle audiences within the Fens, the chronicles of Anjou, the Warenne view of the earlier - and lots more and plenty later resources for stereotypical photos of the Normans. There also are papers analysing either constitution and chronicle proof in reconsiderations of the succession disputes following the deaths of William I and William II. Papers diversity geographically from Anjou to the Irish Sea region. members, from France and Germany in addition to from Britain, eire and the U.S., are BERNARD S. BACHRACH, RICHARD BARBER, JULIA BARROW, CLARE DOWNHAM, VERONIQUE GAZEAU, JOHN GRASSI, ELISABETH VAN HOUTS, JENNIFER PAXTON, NEIL STREVETT, NEIL WRIGHT.

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Bk II, ch. 12 (p. 153). , bk II, chs 11 (pp. 152–3). Christiansen, Dudo, 35, translates inermes as ‘weaponless’. This is misleading, especially when used to denote men serving as members of an urban garrison. Concerning the use of the term inermes to mean lacking in armor see Bernard S. Bachrach, ‘The Northern Origins of the Peace Movement at Le Puy in 975’, Historical Reflections/Reflexions Historiques 14, 1987, 405–21 and reprinted with the same pagination in Bernard S. Bachrach, State Building in Medieval France: Studies in Early Angevin History, London 1995, 417, with the literature cited there.

106 (p. 269); and bk IV, ch. 117 (p. 280); and regarding the importance of rhetoric in this intellectual milieu see Southern, ‘Aspects of the European Tradition’, 191–2. 7 Regarding rhetorical plausibility see, for example, the discussions by Nancy Partner, ‘The New Cornificius: Medieval History and the Artifice of Words’, 12, and Roger Ray, ‘Rhetorical Scepticism and Verisimilar Narrative in John of Salisbury’s Historia Pontificalis’, 66, 83–4, both in Classical Rhetoric and Medieval Historiography, ed.

34 See also van Houts, ‘Scandinavian Influence’, 108–11, who identifies several examples of Dudo’s putative reliability accepted by both Prentout and Steenstrup, cited above (nn. 1 and 3). 35 De Moribus, bk I, chs 5–8, 17–20 (pp. 132–8, 156–60). 36 It is hard to reconcile the relations of Alfred the Great and his immediate successors with the Vikings with the tale told by Dudo concerning Rollo. In this context, see the observations by Richard Abels, Alfred the Great: War, Kingship and Culture in Anglo-Saxon England, London 1998, 290.

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