Remembering Kings Past

Remembering Kings Past

Remembering Kings Past

The rich legends spun between 1000 and 1250 and by the monks of southwestern France to explain the origins of their communities are the subject of this provocative study. Amy G. Remensnyder explores the monastic foundation legends in all their variety - including forged charters, hagiographic texts, chansons de geste, architecture, and sculpture - to show how such imaginative rememberings of the past worked to affirm the liberty and identity of the abbeys in the present. At the center of the legends stand three kings whom the monks favored as founders: Clovis, Pippin the Short, and, above all, Charlemagne. Remensnyder reveals the many implications of this legendary affection for kings, a startling predilection on the part of monks living in a region where actual rulers hardly ventured during the period. A major contribution to the cultural history of images of French kingship, the book demonstrates how communities far from effective royal power could create and manipulate royal images, using them to serve their own interests. For Remensnyder also situates these legendary images in the web of local social relations from which they emerged. She shows that when threats to their liberty and identity arose, the monasteries could shield themselves by invoking their legendary founders. The book illuminates the world of medieval southern France, and its relation to the French kings. It will interest all those who seek to understand the processes by which a community imaginatively remembers its past so that it becomes the basis for its identity in the present. It also demonstrates that texts often discounted as "fiction" can tell us as much as those classified as "fact".

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Genre : History
Author : Amy Goodrich Remensnyder
Publisher : Cornell University Press
Release : 1995
Total Pages : 355 Pages
ISBN : 0801429544


Remembering The Medieval Present Generative Uses Of England S Pre Conquest Past 10th To 15th Centuries

Remembering The Medieval Present Generative Uses Of England S Pre Conquest Past 10th To 15th Centuries

By tapping into the vast reservoir of undertreated early English documents and texts, the collected studies explore how individuals living in the late tenth through fifteenth centuries engaged with the authorizing culture of the Anglo-Saxons.

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Genre : History
Author :
Publisher : BRILL
Release : 2019-09-16
Total Pages : 352 Pages
ISBN : 9789004408333


Remembering Queens And Kings Of Early Modern England And France

Remembering Queens And Kings Of Early Modern England And France

This collection examines the afterlives of early modern English and French rulers. Spanning five centuries of cultural memory, the volume offers case studies of how kings and queens were remembered, represented, and reincarnated in a wide range of sources, from contemporary pageants, plays, and visual art to twenty-first-century television, and from premodern fiction to manga and romance novels. With essays on well-known figures such as Elizabeth I and Marie Antoinette as well as lesser-known monarchs such as Francis II of France and Mary Tudor, Queen of France, Remembering Queens and Kings of Early Modern England and France brings together reflections on how rulers live on in collective memory.

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Genre : History
Author : Estelle Paranque
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2019-08-06
Total Pages : 331 Pages
ISBN : 9783030223441


Remembering The Crusades

Remembering The Crusades

Its unprecedented multidisciplinary and cross-cultural approach points the way to a complete reevaluation of the place of the crusades in medieval and modern societies.

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Genre : History
Author : Nicholas Paul
Publisher : JHU Press
Release : 2012-04-02
Total Pages : 284 Pages
ISBN : 9781421404257


Remembering The Crusades And Crusading

Remembering The Crusades And Crusading

Remembering the Crusades and Crusading examines the diverse contexts in which crusading was memorialised and commemorated in the medieval world and beyond. The collection not only shows how the crusades were commemorated in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, but also considers the longer-term remembrance of the crusades into the modern era. This collection is divided into three sections, the first of which deals with the textual, material and visual sources used to remember. Each contributor introduces a particular body of source material and presents case studies using those sources in their own research. The second section contains four chapters examining specific communities active in commemorating the crusades, including religious communities, family groups and royal courts. Finally, the third section examines the cultural memory of crusading in the Byzantine, Iberian and Baltic regions beyond the early years, as well as the trajectory of crusading memory in the Muslim Middle East. This book draws together and extends the current debates in the history of the crusades and the history of memory and in so doing offers a fresh synthesis of material in both fields. It will be essential reading for students of the crusades and memory.

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Genre : History
Author : Megan Cassidy-Welch
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release : 2016-11-03
Total Pages : 252 Pages
ISBN : 9781134861446


The Continuity Of The Conquest

The Continuity Of The Conquest

The Norman conquerors of Anglo-Saxon England have traditionally been seen both as rapacious colonizers and as the harbingers of a more civilized culture, replacing a tribal Germanic society and its customs with more refined Continental practices. Many of the scholarly arguments about the Normans and their influence overlook the impact of the past on the Normans themselves. The Continuity of the Conquest corrects these oversights. Wendy Marie Hoofnagle explores the Carolingian aspects of Norman influence in England after the Norman Conquest, arguing that the Normans’ literature of kingship envisioned government as a form of imperial rule modeled in many ways on the glories of Charlemagne and his reign. She argues that the aggregate of historical and literary ideals that developed about Charlemagne after his death influenced certain aspects of the Normans’ approach to ruling, including a program of conversion through “allurement,” political domination through symbolic architecture and propaganda, and the creation of a sense of the royal forest as an extension of the royal court. An engaging new approach to understanding the nature of Norman identity and the culture of writing and problems of succession in Anglo-Norman England, this volume will enlighten and enrich scholarship on medieval, early modern, and English history.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author : Wendy Marie Hoofnagle
Publisher : Penn State Press
Release : 2016-09-16
Total Pages : 208 Pages
ISBN : 9780271077901


A Local Society In Transition

A Local Society In Transition

This book consists of an annotated translation of a history of a Cistercian monastery known as the Henryków Book (1268-1310) and of some thirty charters further illustrating that history, as well as a sustained introductory essay.

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Genre : History
Author : Piotr Górecki
Publisher : PIMS
Release : 2007
Total Pages : 284 Pages
ISBN : 088844155X


The Making Of Europe

 The Making Of Europe

In "The Making of Europe”: Essays in Honour of Robert Bartlett, a group of distinguished contributors analyse processes of conquest, colonization and cultural change in Europe in the tenth to fourteenth centuries.

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Genre : History
Author :
Publisher : BRILL
Release : 2016-03-17
Total Pages : 328 Pages
ISBN : 9789004311367


Edgar King Of The English 959 975

Edgar King Of The English 959 975

Fresh assessments of Edgar's reign, reappraising key elements using documentary, coin, and pictorial evidence.

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Genre : History
Author : Alexander R. Rumble
Publisher : Boydell & Brewer Ltd
Release : 2014-08
Total Pages : 274 Pages
ISBN : 9781843839286


Creating The Monastic Past In Medieval Flanders

Creating The Monastic Past In Medieval Flanders

Examination of the self-produced histories of a number of religious communities, tracing out the complex reasons for their composition.

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Genre : History
Author : Karine Ugé
Publisher : Boydell & Brewer
Release : 2005
Total Pages : 216 Pages
ISBN : 9781903153161