Cultures of Power

Cultures of Power
Lordship, Status, and Process in Twelfth-Century Europe

Thomas N. Bisson, Editor

1995 | 400 pages | Cloth $49.95 | Paper $29.95
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Table of Contents

Preface.
List of Abbreviations

Introduction
—Thomas N. Bisson

PART I. ELITES OLD AND NEW
1.Nobles and Knights in Twelfth-Century France
—Theodore Evergates
2. Instruments of Power: The Profile and Profession of ministeriales Within German Aristocratic Society (1050-1225)
—Benjamin Arnold
3. Castles, Barons, and Vavassors in the Vendomois and Neighboring Regions in the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries
—Dominique Barthélmy
4. Women and Power
—Georges Duby
5. Proposing the Ordeal and Avoiding It: Strategy and Power in Western French Litigation, 1050-1110
—Stephen D. White

PART II. STRATEGY, MEANS, PROCESS
6. England, France, and the Problem of Sacrality in Twelfth-Century Ritual
—Geoffrey Koziol
7. Law and Power in Twelfth-Century Flanders
—R. C. Van Caenegem
8. Papal Judges Delegate and the Making of the "New Law" in the Twelfth Century
—Charles Duggan

PART III. CULTURES OF POWER
9. Sacred Sanctions for Lordship
—John Ven Engen
10. León: The Iconography of a Capital
—John W. Williams
11. Jongleur as Propagandist: The Ecclesiastical Politics of Marcabru's Poetry
—Laura Kendrick
12. Courtliness and Social Change
—C. Stephen Jaeger
13. Principes gentium dominantur eorum: Princely Power Between Legitimacy and Illegitimacy in Twelfth-Century Exegesis
—Philippe Buc

Conclusion
—Thomas N. Bisson

List of Contributors
Index