Image Of Aristocracy In Britain, 1000-1300, The

Image Of Aristocracy In Britain, 1000-1300, The

by David Crouch
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415019117

ISBN-13: 9780415019118

Pub. Date: 10/22/1992

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

David Crouch provides a broad definition of aristorcracy by examining the ways aristocrats behaved and lived between 1000 and 1300. He analyses life-style, class and luxurious living in those years. A distinctive feature of the book is that it takes a British, rather than Anglocentric, view - looking at the penetration of Welsh and Scottish society by Anglo-French

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David Crouch provides a broad definition of aristorcracy by examining the ways aristocrats behaved and lived between 1000 and 1300. He analyses life-style, class and luxurious living in those years. A distinctive feature of the book is that it takes a British, rather than Anglocentric, view - looking at the penetration of Welsh and Scottish society by Anglo-French ideas of aristocracy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415019118
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/22/1992
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.06(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

List of figures
Preface
Introduction: Aristocracy and Nobility
Nobility2
Nobility and genealogy9
Aristocracy, dignity and social definition11
The question of social groups15
The middle ground in society23
Ideas of individual rank and status27
Pt. IHereditary titles and social dignities
1The Earl and the Count41
Anglo-Saxon ealdormen and earls46
The continental experience50
The post-conquest English earl56
The significance of investiture of the earl72
The countess75
The earl in Scotland80
2Welsh Princes and the Prehistory of the Peerage85
The prince85
The duke96
The marquis98
The viscount100
King and peers102
Peerage104
3Social Dignities: Barons and Bannerets106
The baron107
The banneret114
4The Knight120
The French roots of knighthood120
The social context of knighthood122
The transformation of knighthood132
The language of deference148
The hardening of social levels152
The knight in Scotland153
The knight in Wales155
5The Squire and Lesser Ranks164
The squire164
Vavassors and franklins171
Pt. IITrappings and insignia
6The Greater Insignia177
The banner as insignia180
The ceremonial sword190
The coronet and cap198
The sceptre or rod211
The image of the prince214
7Insignia Defining Aristocracy220
The banner, the family and the origins of heraldry220
The shield of arms226
Heraldry, retinues and domination238
Heraldry in Scotland and Wales240
The seal242
Dress247
8Castles and Halls252
The hall252
The castle and status257
Status and domestic planning after 1100264
Hall and castle in Wales273
Castle and hall in Scotland279
9The Noble Household281
The model household281
The idea of the household in Britain before the Normans284
From royal to noble household288
Numbers and elaboration293
The inner household298
Knights and the noble household302
The lord, his men and the hunting field305
10Piety and Status311
Patronage, repentance and renunciation311
Aristocratic chantries316
The material benefits of patronage321
The pattern of patronage324
Advocacy327
The Welsh and Scottish aristocracies and the Church334
Conclusion344
Bibliography348
Index368

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