People, Texts and Artefacts

Cultural Transmission in the Medieval Norman Worlds
Edited by David Bates, Edoardo D'Angelo, and Elisabeth Houts
31 January 2018
245 × 163 mm
295 pp
Hardback: 978-1-909646-53-7
PDF: 978-1-909646-56-8

This volume is based on two international conferences held in 2013 and 2014 at Ariano Irpino, and at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. It contains essays by leading scholars in the field. Like the conferences, the volume seeks to enhance interdisciplinary and international dialogue between those who work on the Normans and their conquests in northern and southern Europe in an original way. It has as its central theme issues related to cultural transfer, treated as being of a pan-European kind across the societies that the Normans conquered and as occurring within the distinct societies of the northern and southern conquests. These issues are also shown to be an aspect of the interaction between the Normans and the peoples they subjugated, among whom many then settled.

Table of contents: 
    David Bates and Elisabeth van Houts

1. Harness pendants and the rise of armory
John Baker

2. The transmission of medical culture in the Norman worlds c.1050–c.1250
Elma Brenner

3. Towards a critical edition of Petrus de Ebulo’s De Balneis Puteolanis: new hypotheses
Teofilo De Angelis

4. A Latin school in the Norman principality of Antioch
 Edoardo D’Angelo

5. Culti e agiografie d’età normanna in Italia meridionale
Amalia Galdi

6. The landscape of Anglo-Norman England: chronology and cultural transmission
Robert Liddiard

7. The medieval archives of the abbey of S. Trinità, Cava
G. A. Loud

8. Écrire la conquête: une comparaison des récits de Guillaume de Poitiers et de Geoffroi Malaterra
Marie-Agnès Lucas-Avenel

9. Bede’s legacy in William of Malmesbury and Henry of Huntingdon
Alheydis Plassmann

10. The transformation of Norman charters in the twelfth century
Daniel Power

11. Corpora and cultural transmission? Political uses of the body in Norman texts, 1050–1150
Patricia Skinner

12. Homage in the Latin chronicles of eleventh- and twelfth-century Normandy
Alice Taylor

13. Weights and measures in the Norman-Swabian kingdom of Sicily
Mario Rosario Zecchino