The twin themes of authority and resistance are the focus of this volume, explored through topics such as landholding and secular politics, the church and religious orders and contemporary imagery and its reception. Together, the papers combine to illustrate the variety of ways in which historians of the "long" thirteenth century are able to examine the practices and norms through which individuals and institutions sought to establish their authority, and the ways in which these were open to challenge. Janet Burton is Professor of Medieval History at University of Wales: Trinity Saint David; Phillipp Schofield is Professor of Medieval History at Aberystwyth University; Björn Weiler is Professor of History at Aberystwyth University. Contributors: Helen Birkett, Richard Cassidy, Judith Collard, Peter Coss, Ian Forrest, Philippa Hoskin, Jennifer Jahner, Melissa Julian Jones, Fergus Oakes, John Sabapathy, Sita Steckel.
Table of Contents
How did Thirteenth-Century Knights Counter Royal Authority? - Peter Coss Power and the People in Thirteenth-Century England - Ian Forrest Bad Sheriffs, Custodial Sheriffs, and Control of the Counties - Richard Cassidy King's Men without the King: Royalist Castle Garrison Resistance between the Battles of Lewes and Evesham - Fergus Oakes Family Strategy or Personal Principles? The Corbets in the Reign of Henry III - Melissa Julian-Jones Natural law, Protest and the English Episcopate 1257-1265 - Philippa M. Hoskin Verse Diplomacy and the English Interdict - Jennifer Jahner Thinking Politically with Innocent III: Prudence and Providence - John Sabapathy Visions of Power: Authority and Religious Identity in Cistercian Exempla - Helen Birkett Narratives of Resistance: Arguments against the Mendicants in the Works of Matthew Paris and William of Saint-Amour - Sita Steckel The Visual Representation of Authority in the Historia Anglorum of Matthew Paris - Judith Collard