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Author Lavelle, Ryan,
Title Places of contested power : conflict and rebellion in England and France, 830-1150 / Ryan Lavelle
Imprint Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK ; Rochester, NY : The Boydell Press, [2020]

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Author Lavelle, Ryan,
Subject Great Britain -- Politics and government -- To 1485.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 449-1066.
France -- Politics and government -- To 987.
France -- Politics and government -- 987-1328.
Description 1 online resource (xxxii, 369 pages).
Summary The direct contestation of power played a crucial role in early medieval politics. Such actions, often expressed through violence, reveal much about established authorities, power and lordship. In this volume the hitherto neglected role of place and landscape in acts of opposition and rebellion is explored for its meaning and significance to the protagonists. It includes a consideration of a range of factors relevant to the choice of location for such events, and examines the declarations and motivations of political actors, from disaffected princes to independently minded nobles, as well as those who responded to rebellion, to show how places and landscapes became used in political disputes. These include both "public" and "private", religious, urban and rural space. Covering a long period in England and northern France, from the late Carolingian period through to the emergence of cross-Channel polities in the aftermath of the Norman Conquest, this book casts valuable light on the political relations of the early and central Middle Ages. RYAN LAVELLE is Professor of Early Medieval History in the Department of History at the University of Winchester
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Reading conflict -- Geography, topography, and power -- Contesting authority in 'public' space -- Expressing and resisting lordship -- The wind, rain, and storm may enter but the king cannot -- Unrest in the urbs -- Sacred places and profane actions -- Moving and acting
Note Description based on print version record
ISBN 9781787448018 (electronic bk.)
1787448010 (electronic bk.)
9781783273737 (hardcover)
1783273739 (hardcover)
OCLC # 1157919546
Additional Format Print version: Lavelle, Ryan. Places of contested power. Woodbridge, Suffolk ; Rochester, NY : The Boydell Press is an imprint of Boydell & Brewer Ltd, 2020 1783273739 (OCoLC)1129027463

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