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7 juin 2011

"Feud, Violence and Practice. Essays in Medieval Studies in Honor of Stephen D. White", Ashgate, 2010

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Feud, Violence and Practice
Essays in Medieval Studies in Honor of Stephen D. White
Edited by Belle S. Tuten, Juniata College, USA and Tracey L. Billado, Seton Hall University, USA
Ashgate, April 2010, 350 p., ISBN:978-0-7546-6411-6, £70

Présentation éditeur
This collection presents an innovative series of essays about the medieval culture of Feud and Violence. Featuring both prominent senior and younger scholars from the United States and Europe, the contributions offer various methods and points of view in their analyses. All, however, are indebted in some way to the work of Stephen D. White on legal culture, politics, and violence. White's work has frequently emphasized the importance of careful, closely focused readings of medieval sources as well as the need to take account of practice in relation to indigenous normative statements. His work has thus made historians of medieval political culture keenly aware of the ways in which various rhetorical strategies could be deployed in disputes in order to gain moral or material advantage.

Beginning with an essay by the editors introducing the contributions and discussing their relationships to Stephen White's work, to the themes of the volume, to each other, and to medieval and legal studies in general, the remainder of the volume is divided into three thematic sections. The first section contains papers whose linking themes are violence and feud, the second section explores medieval legal culture and feudalism; whilst the final section consists of essays that are models of the type of inquiry pioneered by White.

Introduction: feud, violence and practice, Belle S. Tuten; Part I Feud and Violence: Threat, William Ian Miller; Feud, vengeance and violence in England from the 10th to the 12th centuries, John G.H. Hudson; The politics of chivalry: the function of anger and shame in 11th- and 12th -century Anglo-Norman historical narratives, Kate McGrath; Devils in the sanctuary: violence in the Miracles of Saint Benedict, Dominique Barthélemy; Violence occluded: the wound in Christ's side in late medieval devotion, Caroline W. Bynum. Part II Legal Culture and Feudalism: 'Feudalism': a memoir and an assessment, Frederic L. Cheyette; Reflections on feudalism: Sir Thomas Madox and the origins of the feudal system in England, Elizabeth A.R. Brown; The language and practice of negotiation in medieval conflict resolution (Castille-Leon, 11th–13th centuries), Isabel Alfonso Antón; Thinking English law in French: the Angevins and the common law, Paul R. Hyams; Mortal enemies: the legal aspects of hostility in the Middle Ages, Robert Bartlett; Making a clamor to the lord: noise, justice and power in 11th- and 12th- century France, Richard E. Barton. Part III Reading, Re-Reading and Practice: Dating the medieval work: the case of the Miracles of St Andrew window from Troyes cathedral, Elizabeth Carson Pastan; Kinship, disputing and ira: a mother-daughter quarrel in Southern France, Cynthia J. Johnson; Rescuing the maidens from the tower: recovering the stories of 2 female political hostages, Annette P. Parks; Treason and politics in Anglo-Norman histories, Karen Bosnos; Bibliography of secondary sources; Index.

About the Editor: 
Belle S. Tuten is W. Newton and Hazel A. Long Professor of History at Juniata College, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA. Tracey L. Billado is Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey, USA.