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Matthew Paris and the Norman Conquest

Rebecca Reader

in The Cloister and the World: Essays in Medieval History in Honour of Barbara Harvey

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204404
eISBN:
9780191676246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204404.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter is about the writer/historian monk Matthew Paris' account of the Norman conquest of England and the reign of William the Conqueror. It analyses several works attributed to Paris, ... More


Monastic Historical Culture and the Utility of a Remote Past: The Case of Matthew Paris

Björn Weiler

in How the Past was Used: Historical cultures, c. 750-2000

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780197266120
eISBN:
9780191860010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266120.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The English Benedictine monk Matthew Paris (c.1200–1259) was one of the most prolific writers of history in medieval Europe. The chapter focuses on Matthew’s Lives of the Two Offas, a semi-fictional ... More


The Nation

Thorlac Turville-Petre

in England the Nation: Language, Literature, and National Identity, 1290-1340

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122791
eISBN:
9780191671548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122791.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Defining a nation necessarily involves exclusion. What does not belong needs to be identified in order to safeguard the unity of what is part of the nation. It was the presence of so many outsiders ... More


The Cloister and the World: Essays in Medieval History in Honour of Barbara Harvey

John Blair and Brian Golding (eds)

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204404
eISBN:
9780191676246
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204404.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This book's chapters honour a distinguished scholar best known for her work on late medieval economy, demography, and estate management, and on the monastic community at Westminster. The uniting ... More


Text and Image: Shaping History in England, 1066–1272

Laura Cleaver

in Illuminated History Books in the Anglo-Norman World, 1066-1272

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198802624
eISBN:
9780191840920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802624.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter explores combinations of text and imagery in histories produced in England between 1066 and 1272. It focuses on case studies of the Worcester chronicle, and the works of Henry of ... More


The Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs in the Shadow of the Ten Lost Tribes

Ruth Nisse

in Jacob's Shipwreck: Diaspora, Translation, and Jewish-Christian Relations in Medieval England

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501703072
eISBN:
9781501708329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501703072.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter examines Robert Grosseteste's 1242 translation of Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs from Greek to Latin. Grosseteste's translation appears at exactly the same time as another ... More


Milieus of Mobility: Itineraries, Route Maps, and Road Maps

Catherine Delano-smith

in Cartographies of Travel and Navigation

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226010748
eISBN:
9780226010786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226010786.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter presents a comprehensive survey of European overland travel, travel guides, and mapping in medieval Europe and early modern times. It begins with a profile of the medieval European ... More


Documents, Documentation, and the Making of History Books

Laura Cleaver

in Illuminated History Books in the Anglo-Norman World, 1066-1272

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198802624
eISBN:
9780191840920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802624.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

History books functioned to preserve historical records, and some scribes and artists attempted to replicate the features of documents when they compiled copies of them in cartularies. This chapter ... More


Inventing Magna Carta

Jennifer Jahner

in Literature and Law in the Era of Magna Carta

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198847724
eISBN:
9780191882401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198847724.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Having begun as a short-lived peace treaty in 1215, Magna Carta grew to acquire a quasi-sacral status over the course of the thirteenth century. This chapter traces the development of the “Great ... More


Introduction

Catherine Hanley

in Louis: The French Prince Who Invaded England

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300217452
eISBN:
9780300221640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300217452.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This book examines the life and times of Louis VIII the Lion before, during, and beyond his quest to be king of England. It was England's great landholding barons themselves who invited Louis, the ... More


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