Anglo-Norman Studies 30: Proceedings of the Battle by C. P. Lewis

By C. P. Lewis

The 2007 convention on Anglo-Norman stories, the 30th within the annual sequence, used to be held in Wales, and there's a Welsh flavour to the complaints now released. 5 of the 13 papers hide Welsh subject matters within the lengthy 12th century: Church reform, political tradition, the intended resurgence of Powys as a political entity, and interpreter households within the Marches, along with a vast and compelling historiographical survey of where of the Normans in Welsh heritage. Twelfth-century England is represented through papers on chivalry and kingship (in literature and life), the Evesham surveys, lay charters, and Henry of Blois and the humanities. Essays which concentrate on the southern Italian urban of Trani and at the crusader background of Ralph of Caen discover wider Norman identities. eventually, there are huge surveys contextualizing the Anglo-Norman event: at the careers of the clergy and on how warriors have been pointed out earlier than heraldry. individuals: HUW PRYCE, LAURA ASHE, JULIA BARROW, HOWARD B. CLARKE, JOHN REUBEN DAVIES, JUDITH EVERARD, NATASHA HODGSON, CHARLES INSLEY, ROBERT JONES, PAUL OLDFIELD, DAVID STEPHENSON, FREDERICK SUPPE, JEFFREY WEST.

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Reid, London 1992, now rev. net>. 27 Crouch, William Marshal, 42–3, 47. 26 Laura Ashe ‘Tant as, tant valz’: so much you have, so much you’re worth. It is not that this understanding was absent from the romances: rather that the chivalric romance dispenses its largesse in recognition of inner worth, so that the match is made morally rather than cynically. And the cash and the worth are equally fictional, abstract, signifieds tied to the same signifiers; the line between spiritual and material wealth is entirely blurred.

Rothwell, L. W. Stone, and T. B. W. Reid, London 1992, now rev. net>. 27 Crouch, William Marshal, 42–3, 47. 26 Laura Ashe ‘Tant as, tant valz’: so much you have, so much you’re worth. It is not that this understanding was absent from the romances: rather that the chivalric romance dispenses its largesse in recognition of inner worth, so that the match is made morally rather than cynically. And the cash and the worth are equally fictional, abstract, signifieds tied to the same signifiers; the line between spiritual and material wealth is entirely blurred.

15–16; and, for recent comment on the challenges posed by this greater pluralism and diversity among the peoples of Wales for an understanding of the Welsh past, see Geraint H. Jenkins, A Concise History of Wales, Cambridge 2007, 305–6. 99 Cf. g. Paul O’Leary, ­Immigration and Integration: The Irish in Wales, 1798–1922, Cardiff 2000; A Tolerant Nation? Exploring Ethnic Diversity in Wales, ed. Charlotte Williams, Neil Evans, and Paul O’Leary, Cardiff 2003; Irish Migrants in Modern Wales, ed. Paul O’Leary, Liverpool 2004.

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