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Solving Some Enigmas Of The Middle Ages : The Historian As A Detective, George Beech Dec 2015

Solving Some Enigmas Of The Middle Ages : The Historian As A Detective, George Beech

George T. Beech

This work examines historical problems encountered on topics from eleventh-century France, England, and the Crusader East, and to a lesser degree from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. These topics include works of art - the Eleanor of Aquitaine vase, the celebrated Bayeux Tapestry, a sixteenth century poem and painting - to inquiries about individual people, such as the first troubadour poet. Lack of contemporary evidence about the subjects described in this book, commonplace for the medieval period hundreds of years ago, limits the ability of the historian today to fully understand them. For instance, uncertainty still hovers over the questions as to ...


The Remarkable Life And Career Of The Breton Ansger, Monk And Poet On The Loire Valley Who Became Bishop Of Catania In Sicily 1091-1124, George Beech Dec 2013

The Remarkable Life And Career Of The Breton Ansger, Monk And Poet On The Loire Valley Who Became Bishop Of Catania In Sicily 1091-1124, George Beech

George T. Beech

A key figure in the establishment of the Latin church in Arabic Sicily after the Norman conquest was Bishop Ansger of Catania 1091-1124. Newly found information shows that, by origin a Breton, he first became a monk at St. Florent of Saumur in the Loire valley, then made a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. After his return he entered the monastery of St. Eufemia in Calabria where his rise to the office of prior led Count Roger of Sicily to choose him, with the approval of Pope Urban II, as the first bishop of Catania and abbot of St. Agatha. In a ...


Egbert’S England, George Beech Jan 2013

Egbert’S England, George Beech

George T. Beech

No abstract provided.


Did William Ix (The Troubadour) Know Virgil?, George Beech Dec 2010

Did William Ix (The Troubadour) Know Virgil?, George Beech

George T. Beech

No abstract provided.


How England Got Its Name, (1014-1030), George Beech Dec 2008

How England Got Its Name, (1014-1030), George Beech

George T. Beech

No abstract provided.


Noms De Personne, Noms De Lieux Et Noms De Peoples Dans La Tapisserie De Bayeux: Une Perspective Francaise, George Beech Dec 2007

Noms De Personne, Noms De Lieux Et Noms De Peoples Dans La Tapisserie De Bayeux: Une Perspective Francaise, George Beech

George T. Beech

No abstract available.


The Alternation Between Present And Past Time In The ‘Telling Of The Bayeux Tapestry Story, George Beech Dec 2007

The Alternation Between Present And Past Time In The ‘Telling Of The Bayeux Tapestry Story, George Beech

George T. Beech

No abstract available.


How Angleterre Came To Be The French Country Name For England In The Eleventh Century, George Beech Dec 2007

How Angleterre Came To Be The French Country Name For England In The Eleventh Century, George Beech

George T. Beech

No abstract provided.


How England Got Its Name, (1014-1035), George Beech Sep 2007

How England Got Its Name, (1014-1035), George Beech

George T. Beech

No abstract available.


Love And Complaints In Angouleme: Agreements Between Count William Of The Aquitanians And Hugh Of Lusignan (1028), George Beech Dec 2006

Love And Complaints In Angouleme: Agreements Between Count William Of The Aquitanians And Hugh Of Lusignan (1028), George Beech

George T. Beech

No abstract provided.


Saint-Florent Of Saumur And The Origin Of The ‘Bayeux’ Tapestry, George Beech Dec 2005

Saint-Florent Of Saumur And The Origin Of The ‘Bayeux’ Tapestry, George Beech

George T. Beech

No abstract available.


"Gregory The Priest”, “Marash”, “Richard Of The Principate”, “William Ix Of Aquitaine", George Beech Dec 2005

"Gregory The Priest”, “Marash”, “Richard Of The Principate”, “William Ix Of Aquitaine", George Beech

George T. Beech

No abstract available.


Could Duke Phillip The Good Of Burgundy Have Owned The Bayeux Tapestry In 1430, George Beech Dec 2004

Could Duke Phillip The Good Of Burgundy Have Owned The Bayeux Tapestry In 1430, George Beech

George T. Beech

No abstract available.


An ‘Old’ Conquest Of England Tapestry (Possibly The Bayeux) Owned By The Rulers Of France, England And Burgundy (1396-1430), George Beech Dec 2004

An ‘Old’ Conquest Of England Tapestry (Possibly The Bayeux) Owned By The Rulers Of France, England And Burgundy (1396-1430), George Beech

George T. Beech

No abstract available.


Le Vase D’Aliénor D’Aquitaine, George Beech Dec 2003

Le Vase D’Aliénor D’Aquitaine, George Beech

George T. Beech

No abstract provided.


The Biblical David As Role Model In The Early 11th Century Latin Narrative The Conventum Of Aquitaine, George Beech Dec 2003

The Biblical David As Role Model In The Early 11th Century Latin Narrative The Conventum Of Aquitaine, George Beech

George T. Beech

No abstract provided.


A Little Known Armenian Historian Of The Crusading Period: Gregory The Priest (1136-62), George Beech Dec 2003

A Little Known Armenian Historian Of The Crusading Period: Gregory The Priest (1136-62), George Beech

George T. Beech

No abstract provided.


Narrative Structures And Techniques In The Conventum Of Aquitaine Ca. 1030, George Beech Dec 2001

Narrative Structures And Techniques In The Conventum Of Aquitaine Ca. 1030, George Beech

George T. Beech

No abstract provided.


The Eleanor Of Aquitaine Vase, George Beech Dec 2001

The Eleanor Of Aquitaine Vase, George Beech

George T. Beech

No abstract provided.


Preface, George Beech, Monique Bourin, Pascal Chareille Dec 2001

Preface, George Beech, Monique Bourin, Pascal Chareille

George T. Beech

No abstract provided.


The Contribution Of Diplomatics To The Identification Of An Early-Eleventh-Century Aquitanian Narrative, George Beech Dec 2001

The Contribution Of Diplomatics To The Identification Of An Early-Eleventh-Century Aquitanian Narrative, George Beech

George T. Beech

No abstract provided.


The Lord/Dependant (Vassal) Relationship: A Case Study From Aquitaine C. 1030, George Beech Dec 1997

The Lord/Dependant (Vassal) Relationship: A Case Study From Aquitaine C. 1030, George Beech

George T. Beech

This paper, a contribution to the current discussion on feudalism, is a study of a single, exceptionally well-documented lord/dependant (vassal) relationship from early eleventh century Aquitaine. It is based on an analysis of a 340-line narrative (Paris, BN, Lat., 5927) of a dispute between the Count of Poitiers and one of his castellans, Hugh of Lusignan. It examines successively, (1) the author's vocabulary of dependence, (2) contemporary conceptions of lordship and dependence, (3) the customary basis of this relationship; i.e. obligations, restrictions, and rights, (4) its landed, economic basis, and (5) its effectiveness. What distinguishes this narrative ...


La Dévolution Des Noms Et La Structure De La Famille: L'Exemple Poitevin, George Beech Oct 1996

La Dévolution Des Noms Et La Structure De La Famille: L'Exemple Poitevin, George Beech

George T. Beech

No abstract provided.


Urban Ii, The Abbey Of Saint-Florent Of Saumur, And The First Crusade, George Beech Dec 1995

Urban Ii, The Abbey Of Saint-Florent Of Saumur, And The First Crusade, George Beech

George T. Beech

No abstract available.


The Crusader Lordship Of Marash In Armenian Cilicia, 1104-1149, George Beech Dec 1995

The Crusader Lordship Of Marash In Armenian Cilicia, 1104-1149, George Beech

George T. Beech

The Crusader Lordship of Marash in Armenian Cilicia, 1104-1149." The lordship of Marash was one of a handful of small political entities created as a result of the crusader conquest of northern Syria in the First Crusade. For four brief decades in the first half of the twelfth century Marash, dependent on the Principality of Antioch, maintained a precarious existence as the most northerly of all crusader states in the eastern Mediterranean, offering limited protection from the Turkish menace to the north, and perhaps prolonging somewhat the survival of the larger states at Antioch and Edessa. In the final analysis ...


The ‘Eleanor Vase’: Witness To Christian-Muslim Collaboration In Early Twelfth-Century Spain, George Beech Dec 1994

The ‘Eleanor Vase’: Witness To Christian-Muslim Collaboration In Early Twelfth-Century Spain, George Beech

George T. Beech

No abstract provided.


Le Choix Du Nom D'Enfant En Poitou X1e-X11e Sieèles: L'Importance Des Noms Famillaux, George Beech, E Krawutschke Dec 1994

Le Choix Du Nom D'Enfant En Poitou X1e-X11e Sieèles: L'Importance Des Noms Famillaux, George Beech, E Krawutschke

George T. Beech

No abstract available.


"Angoumois", "Aquitaine", "Gascony", "Limousin", "Poitou", George Beech Dec 1994

"Angoumois", "Aquitaine", "Gascony", "Limousin", "Poitou", George Beech

George T. Beech

No abstract provided.


A Previously Unknown Epitaph Of St. Robert Of Turlande, Founder Of The Abbey Of La Chaise-Dieu, George Beech Dec 1993

A Previously Unknown Epitaph Of St. Robert Of Turlande, Founder Of The Abbey Of La Chaise-Dieu, George Beech

George T. Beech

No abstract provided.


"The Ventures Of The Dukes Of Aquitaine Into Spain And The Crusader East In The Early Twelfth Century, George Beech Dec 1992

"The Ventures Of The Dukes Of Aquitaine Into Spain And The Crusader East In The Early Twelfth Century, George Beech

George T. Beech

No abstract provided.