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Conflict in Medieval Europe : Changing Perspectives on Society and Culture - Warren C. Brown

Conflict in Medieval Europe

Changing Perspectives on Society and Culture

Hardcover Published: 4th July 2003
ISBN: 9780754609544
Number Of Pages: 344

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Conflict is defined here broadly and inclusively as an element of social life and social relations. Its study encompasses the law, not just disputes concerning property, but wider issues of criminality, coercion and violence, status, sex, sexuality and gender, as well as the phases and manifestations of conflict and the behaviors brought to bear on it. It engages, too, with the nature of the transformation spanning the Carolingian period, and its implications for the meanings of power, violence, and peace. Conflict in Medieval Europe represents the 'American school' of the study of medieval conflict and social order. Framed by two substantial historiographical and conceptual surveys of the field, it brings together two generations of scholars: the pioneers, who continue to expand the research agenda; and younger colleagues, who represent the best emerging work on this subject. The book therefore both marks the trajectory of conflict studies in the United States and presents a set of original, highly individual contributions across a shifting conceptual range, indicative of a major transition in the field.

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'The papers ... are always stimulating and thought-provoking, and the whole provides a fascinating conspectus of thinking about medieval history in the USA. It is unusual in presenting itself as [sic] in these terms, and the editors are to be congratulated on the way in which they have set out the issues.' English HIstorical Review 'Brown and Gorecki show in an exemplary way how to introduce an essay collection on Medieval studies, how to present the broad spectrum of sujbects in the collection, how to point the reader's own research into the right direction and how to create interest in the future developments in this subject area.' Historische Zeitschrift

List of Contributorsp. vii
Prefacep. ix
What Conflict Means: The Making of Medieval Conflict Studies in the United States, 1970-2000p. 1
Tenth-Century Courts at Macon and the Perils of Structuralist History: Re-reading Burgundian Judicial Institutionsp. 37
Reform and Lordship in Alsace at the Turn of the Millenniump. 69
Visualizing a Dispute Resolution: Peter of Albano's Protected Zonep. 85
The Fragmentation and Redemption of a Medieval Cathedral: Property, Conflict, and Public Piety in Eleventh-Century Arezzop. 109
Punishments in Eleventh-Century Normandyp. 131
Baldwin VII of Flanders and the Toll of Saint-Vaast (1111): Judgment as Ritualp. 151
Women and Ordealsp. 163
Law and Nonmarital Sex in the Middle Agesp. 175
Nastiness and Wrong, Rancor and Reconciliationp. 195
The Emergence of the Crime-Tort Distinction in Englandp. 219
Feuding in Viking-Age Iceland's Great Villagep. 229
Some Reflections on Violence, Reconciliation, and the "Feudal Revolution"p. 243
Where Conflict Leads: On the Present and Future of Medieval Conflict Studies in the United Statesp. 265
Bibliography of Secondary Worksp. 287
Indexp. 321
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ISBN: 9780754609544
ISBN-10: 0754609545
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 344
Published: 4th July 2003
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.67
Edition Type: New edition

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