By John Gillingham
The conflict convention celebrated its quarter-centenary in 2002 in Glasgow, and this quantity, whereas starting from Norman Sicily to Scandinavia, has a selected specialize in Scottish topics. There are six papers on features of Scottish background from the 11th to the early 13th century: on kings and their fans, at the construction of burghs, and at the border abbey church buildings. Charters (Norman, Anglo-Norman and Scottish) symbolize one other concentration. as well as papers discussing difficulties of authenticity and the consequences of forgery, numerous others use constitution proof to shed new gentle on royal and aristocratic values and on severe sessions within the historical past of William the Conqueror and the Marshal earls. 3 papers take a comparative examine previous and current interpretations of legislation and legislation codes in England, Scotland and Scandinavia; examine modern historians' perceptions of the Jews and Byzantium.Contributors: MICHAEL ANGOLD, G.W.S. BARROW, DAVID BATES, DAUVIT BROUN, JULIA CRICK, A.A.M. DUNCAN, RICHARD FAWCETT, J0HN HUDSON, MICHAEL H. GELTING, MICHAEL KENNEDY, RICHARD MORTIMER, BRUCE O'BRIEN, DANIEL energy, NIGEL WEBB.
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He] reigned with firmness and dignity in prosperity and adversity for thirty years. ’61 At this point, Orderic introduces the story that he cherished Robert Guiscard’s daughters, who 58 59 60 Gesta Regum, i, 504–5. Jumièges, ii, 152–9. , ii, 116–19. On the Bellême family, see D. Bates, Normandy before 1066, Harlow 1982, esp. 78–81. 61 Orderic, iv, 11–21. 30 Anglo-Norman Studies XXV became his handmaidens, washing his hands and combing his beard. At some point he sent them back to Roger the Great Count, who enjoyed his favour.
But this immediately prompts a question: in the light of the question mark that hangs over the Norman identity, did these ‘Norman’ historians constitute a distinct group? What is it that unites them? 1 This has been levelled at Orderic Vitalis, who spent much of his life in the Norman monastery of St Evroul; it has equally been made against southern Italian historians, such as Amato of Monte Cassino and Godfrey of Malaterra. However weakly based this Norman identity may have been, the historians themselves saw links and common features that united Normans wherever they might be settled.
J. Howard-Johnston, Amsterdam 20 Anglo-Norman Studies XXV Antapodosis, which was quarried for details of Byzantine history by generations of medieval historians. His De Legatione, in which he described his experiences as ambassador to the Byzantine court in 968, by contrast does not seem to have been much used. 3 The Antapodosis is very much a history of Liutprand’s own times. There is a strongly personal element to it. 4 For reasons never explained, Berengar dismissed him from his service in 950 after his return from his first embassy to Constantinople.
Anglo-Norman Studies 25: Proceedings of the Battle Conference 2002 (Anglo-Norman Studies) by John Gillingham