The Middle Ages were for many years generally viewed as a period when faith and order supported a rigid society. By painstaking archival research, historians such as Joseph R. Strayer and the contributors to this volume have gradually replaced this view with a regard for the period as a time of great intellectual diversity.
These essays, divided into five groups, probe the themes of order and innovation as they appear in medieval government; finance; trade and urban life; social arrangements; and aspects of the personality and goals of the individual. The contributors focus on England, France, and the Mediterranean from about the eleventh to about the sixteenth century.
Contributors: Frederic Kreisler, Charles Radding, Giles Constable, William Bowsky, John Freed, Phillippe Wolff, Thomas Bisson, Richard Kaeuper, John Benton, Archibald Lewis, William Jordan, Rhiman Rotz, Robert Baker, Robert Lopez, Teofilo Ruiz, Raphael DeSoignie, Bennett Hill, Frederic Cheyette, Jan Rogozinski, Bruce McNab, Lester Little, Robert Lerner, Elizabeth Brown, Charles Wood, and Gaines Post.
Originally published in 1976.
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Table of Contents
- Frontmatter, pg. i
- Contents, pg. v
- Foreword, pg. ix
- Chapter 1. Domesday Book and the Anglo-Norman Synthesis, pg. 3
- Chapter 2. Cluniac Administration and Administrators in the Twelfth Century, pg. 17
- Chapter 3. The Friars and the Delineation of State Boundaries in the Thirteenth Century, pg. 31
- Chapter 4. The Administrators of the Aids in Normandy, 1360–1380, pg. 41
- Chapter 5. Italian Diplomatic History: A Case for the Smaller Commune, pg. 55
- Chapter 6. The Significance of the “Feudal Period” in the Monetary History of Europe, pg. 77
- Chapter 7. Credit, Prices and Agrarian Production in Catalonia: a Templar Account (1180–1188), pg. 87
- Chapter 8. Royal Finance and the Crisis of 1297, pg. 103
- Chapter 9. The Accounts of Cepperello da Prato for the Tax on Nouveaux Acquits in the Bailliage of Troyes, pg. 111
- Chapter 10. Northern European Sea Power and the Straits of Gibraltar, 1031–1350 A.D., pg. 139
- Chapter 11. Supplying Aigues-Mortes for the Crusade of 1248: The Problem of Restructuring Trade, pg. 165
- Chapter 12. Castilian Merchants in England, 1248–1350, pg. 173
- Chapter 13. Proxy in Medieval Trade, pg. 187
- Chapter 14. The Fairs of Nimes: Evidence on Their Function, Importance, and Demise, pg. 195
- Chapter 15. The Government of Calais in 1363, pg. 207
- Chapter 16. Investigating Urban Uprisings with Examples from Hanseatic Towns, 1374–1416, pg. 215
- Chapter 17. The Counts of Mortain and the Origins of theNorman Congregation of Savigny, pg. 237
- Chapter 18. The Castles of the Trencavels: A Preliminary Aerial Survey, pg. 255
- Chapter 19. Ennoblement by the Crown and Social Stratification in France 1285-1322: A Prosopographical Survey, pg. 273
- Chapter 20. Obligations of the Church in English Society: Military Arrays of the Clergy, 1369–1418, pg. 293
- Chapter 21. The Personal Development of Peter Damian, pg. 317
- Chapter 22. An “Angel of Philadelphia” in the Reign of Philip the Fair: The Case of Guiard of Cressonessart, pg. 343
- Chapter 23. Royal Salvation and Needs of State in Late Capetian France, pg. 365
- Chapter 24. Queens, Queans, and Kingship: An Inquiry into Theories of Royal Legitimacy in Late Medieval England and France, pg. 385
- Chapter 25. Philosophy and Citizenship in the Thirteenth CenturyLaicisation, the Two Laws and Aristotle, pg. 401
- Footnotes, pg. 409
- Index, pg. 573