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Title Cultures of power : lordship, status, and process in twelfth-century Europe / edited by Thomas N. Bisson
Published Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [1995]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 400 pages) : illustrations
Series Middle Ages series
Middle Ages series.
Contents Introduction / Thomas N. Bisson -- Nobles and knights in twelfth-century France / Theodore Evergates -- Instruments of power : the profile and profession of ministeriales within German aristocratic society (1050-1225) / Benjamin Arnold -- Castles, barons, and vavassors in the Vendm̂ois and neighboring regions in the eleventh and twelfth centuries / Dominique Barthélemy -- Women and power / Georges Duby -- Proposing the ordeal and avoiding it : strategy and power in western French litigation, 1050-1110 / Stephen D. White -- England, France, and the problem of sacrality in twelfth-century ritual / Geoffrey Koziol -- Law and power in twelfth-century Flanders / R.C. Van Caenegem -- Papal judges delegate and the making of the "new law" in the twelfth century / Charles Duggan -- Sacred sanctions for lordship / John Van Engen -- León : the iconography of a capital / John W. Williams -- Jongleur as propagandist : the ecclesiastical politics of Marcabru's poetry / Laura Kendrik -- Courtliness and social change / C. Stephen Jaeger -- Principes genium dominantur eorum : princely power between legitimacy and illegitimacy in twelfth-century exegesis / Philippe Buc -- Conclusion / Thomas N. Bisson
Summary The authors of Cultures of Power proffer diverse perspectives on the prehistory of government in Northern France, Spain, Germany, the Low Countries, and England. Political, social, ecclesiastical, and cultural history are brought to bear on topics such as aristocracies, women, rituals, commemoration, and manifestations of power through literary, legal, and scriptural means
Notes Papers presented at an interdisciplinary conference, held May 1-4, 1991, and sponsored by the Committee on Medieval Studies at Harvard University
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Aristocracy (Social class) -- Europe -- History -- Congresses.
Elite (Social sciences) -- Europe -- History -- Congresses.
Nobility -- Europe -- History -- Congresses.
Power (Social sciences) -- Congresses.
Social history -- Medieval, 500-1500 -- Congresses.
Upper class -- Europe -- History -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Bisson, Thomas N.
Harvard University. Committee on Medieval Studies.
ISBN 0585126496 (electronic bk.)
0812215559 (Trade Paper)
0812232909 (print)
9780585126494 (electronic bk.)
9780812232905 (print)