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Soldiers, Nobles and Gentlemen: Essays in Honour of Maurice by Peter Coss, Christopher Tyerman

By Peter Coss, Christopher Tyerman

Chivalric tradition, squaddies and soldiering, and treason, politics and the court docket shape the most subject matters of this quantity - as is acceptable in a e-book which honours the prestigious medievalist Maurice prepared. The essays, all by means of eminent students within the box, hide such themes as the Aristocracy and mobility in Anglo-Saxon society; chivalry and courtliness; the campaign and chivalric rules; chivalry and paintings; devotional literature; piety and chivalry; army technique; the victualling of castles; Bertrand du Guesclin; squaddies' better halves; army groups in fourteenth-century England; army and administrative carrier one of the fifteenth-century gentry; treason, disinvestiture and the disgracing of palms; and treason in Lancastrian Normandy. total, they replicate the diversity of the honoree's pursuits, the intensity of his scholarship, the foreign flavour of his paintings, and his specified contribution to old scholarship. the quantity comprises appreciations from a former scholar and associates, and ends with a bibliography of his paintings.

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Five such items survive, in fact, in British collections; at least two of these had stood under the fetish tree at the Kumase court. In the nineteenth century it was noted that sacred fire-pots were placed beneath trees such as this and filled with substances that were used for medicinal and prophylactic purposes. Twentieth-century study emphasised more the value placed by the Asante upon metalwork and the importance of ceremony within their culture. The ewers might well have been ‘fulfilling the functions of the kuduo [ceremonial basin and a sacred vessel] in Asante court life’.

Williams, Æthelred the Unready (London and New York, 2003), pp. 69–77. ; Campbell, Æthelwulf De Abbatibus, pp. 6–9. Æthelwulf, lines 72–3. The most likely meaning would seem to be that they followed their lord into his monastery (wherever that was) but Campbell could be right in translating monasterio as ‘in a monastery’ rather than ‘in the monastery’. org/terms 28 SOLDIERS, NOBLES AND GENTLEMEN their followers and their maybe numerous dependents, further down the scale, shocks which had been recurring over many centuries.

Baxter’s emphasis on the possibility that this was not so not only enhances the range of power which may be attributed to Edward the Confessor, not only reminds us that even if the ‘office attached’ element of land held by earls had diminished by Edward’s time, it could well have been very important under earlier kings, but also signals the possibility of there having been a hitherto hardly recognised relationship between earlier and later royal rule in Anglo-Saxon England. Dilemmas associated with early Anglo-Saxon land-tenure are well known and canvassed.

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