C. P. Lewis's Anglo-Norman Studies 31: Proceedings of the Battle PDF

By C. P. Lewis

The modern historians of Anglo-Norman England shape a selected concentration of this factor. There are contributions on Henry of Huntingdon's illustration of civil warfare; at the political cause of the poems within the nameless lifetime of Edward the Confessor; on William of Malmesbury's depiction of Henry I; and at the impact upon historians of the overdue vintage heritage attributed to Hegesippus. A paper on Gerald of Wales and Merlin brings necessary literary insights to undergo. different items take on spiritual background (northern monasteries through the Anarchy, the abbey of Tiron) and politics (family heritage around the Conquest, the Norman brothers Urse de Abetot and Robert Dispenser, the friendship community of King Stephen's family). the amount starts with Judith Green's Allen Brown Memorial Lecture, which gives a wide-ranging account of kingship, lordsihp and group in eleventh-century England. individuals: Judith eco-friendly, Janet Burton, Catherine A. M. Clarke, Sebastien Danielo, Emma Mason, advert Putter, Kathleen Thompson, Jean A. Truax, Elizabeth M. Tyler, Bj?¶rn Weiler, Neil Wright

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The latter is suggested by a second charter, in which he spoke of restoring to the monks another property on the river Ouse, Acaster Selby, about six miles from York. 47 Such were the uncertainties monasteries in the area faced in the 1140s and 1150s. 48 Ledsham lies about a mile and a half east of the great north road, some four miles north of Pontefract and ten miles south-west of Selby, once again in the general area of strife between the Lacys and Aumale and Aumale and Roger de Mowbray. So what are we to make of the evident suffering caused to Selby abbey in the course of the civil war?

22 For references to Thurstan’s role, see, for example, Henry of Huntingdon, in Huntingdon, 712–13; Richard of Hexham in Chronicles, ed. Howlett, III, 159–60; Ailred of Rievaulx, Relatio de Standardo, ibid. III, 181–99 at 182. 23 S. Bernardi Opera, VI and VII, Epistolae, ed. J. Leclercq and H. Rochais, Rome 1974, no. 321; The Letters of St Bernard of Clairvaux, trans. Bruno Scott James, London 1953, no. 174. 24 Translated from John of Hexham, in Symeonis Monachi Opera, II, 284–332 at 317–18. 25 For the relationship between the disorders of the period, and particularly the disputed election, and Cistercian growth see Janet Burton, ‘The Foundation of the British Cistercian Houses’, in Cistercian Art Monasteries and Violence, 1135–1154 23 implications of Cistercian participation in this major ecclesiastical controversy.

Writing civil war is a challenging and difficult project. Civil war is a traumatic experience for both individuals and communities, which resists simple narrative and exceeds the conventions of direct historiographical representation. Whilst direct accounts of the chaos and horror of civil war can be reductive and simplifying, the trauma of civil conflict is often displaced to emerge through metaphor and symbolism. The disturbing experience of civil war can even impact on language itself, affecting style, structure, and voice and leaving perhaps unexpected traces in textual memorials.

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