The English and Their Legacy, 900-1200

The English and Their Legacy, 900-1200

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A collection of essays which explore the interaction of local, regional and national identities in early medieval England. There are detailed discussions of local and regional elites and the interplay between them that fashioned the distinctive institutions of local government in the pre-Conquest period; radical new readings of key events such as the crisis of 1051 and a reassessment of the Bayeux Tapestry as the beginnings of the Historia Anglorum; studies of the impact of the Norman Conquest and the survival of the English; and explorations of the social, political, and administrative cultures in post-Conquest England and Normandy.with lines a foot or a spread handa#39;s width aparta#39; and that it a#39;resembles a chessboard (quia scaccarii lusilis similem ... like the game of chess, it was a contest between two protagonists. richard might easily have also pointed out ( though it must have ... and alexander were all competent players, and in the epic Ruodlieb, written in southern germany in the middle years of ... moreover, that in literature the use of chess metaphors is more often a#39;iconographic than accuratea#39;. 13 When Ruodliebanbsp;...

Title:The English and Their Legacy, 900-1200
Author: David Roffe
Publisher:Boydell Press - 2012

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