Fulk Nerra the Neo Roman Consul 987 1040

This is the first comprehensive biography of Fulk Nerra, an important medieval ruler, who came to power in his teens and rose to be master in the west of the French Kingdom.

Fulk Nerra  the Neo Roman Consul 987 1040

This is the first comprehensive biography of Fulk Nerra, an important medieval ruler, who came to power in his teens and rose to be master in the west of the French Kingdom. Descendant of warriors and administrators who served the French kings, Fulk in turn built the state that provided a foundation for the vast Angevin empire later constructed by his descendants. Bernard Bachrach finds the terms "constructed" and "built" more than metaphorical in relation to Fulk's career. He shows how Fulk and the Angevin counts who followed him based their long-term state building policy on Roman strategies and fortifications described by Vegetius. This creative adaptation of Roman ideas and tactics, according to Bachrach, was the key to Fulk's successful consolidation of political power. Students of medieval and military history will find here a colorful, impressively researched biography.

Konflikt und Bew ltigung

66 Zu Fulco: B. S. Bachrach, Fulk Nerra, the Neo-Roman Consul, 9871040. A Political Biography of the Angevin Count, Berkeley – Los Angeles – London 1993. 67 Rodulfus Glaber, France (s. Anm. 31), I, 21, S. 36. Ungewiß ist, ob diese Gabe ...

Konflikt und Bew  ltigung

On September 28, 1009, Caliph al-Hakim had the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem destroyed. How did it come to this? What did it mean for contemporaries? Why were Jews persecuted as a result? Did it interrupt the stream of pilgrims to Jerusalem? What do we know about al-Hakim's personality? How was the crisis mastered? How was the church rebuilt? These are the questions considered in an interdisciplinary discourse by scholars of Arabic, Byzantine, Jewish, medieval and Nordic studies, as well as art historians and experts on the Christian East.

Court Ceremonies and Rituals of Power in Byzantium and the Medieval Mediterranean

Bachrach, “neo-roman vs. feudal: the heuristic value of a Construct for the reign of fulk nerra, Count of the angevins (9871040) ... 60; Bachrach, “neo-roman,” 7–8; idem, Fulk nerra, the neo-Roman Consul, 9871040 (Berkeley, 1993), pp.

Court Ceremonies and Rituals of Power in Byzantium and the Medieval Mediterranean

Comparative approaches to political rituals and ceremonies in Byzantium and other court cultures of the Mediterranean basin form the subject of this collective volume, which examines related topics from the viewpoint of transformation, succession, appropriation, and representation in art and literature.

The New Cambridge Medieval History Volume 3 C 900 c 1024

Sot , M. ( 1988 ) , “ Hérédité royale et pouvoir sacré avant 987 ' , Annales ESC 43 : 705–33 Sot , M. ( 1993 ) ... B. S. ( 1993 ) , Fulk Nerra , the Neo - Roman Consul , 9871040 , Berekley and Los Angeles Barthélemy , D. ( 1990 ) ...

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To Follow in Their Footsteps

Fulk's written work was a deft response to the accusations that he had become estranged from the probitas of his ancestors ... See Bernard S. Bachrach, Fulk Nerra, the Neo-Roman Consul, 9871040:A Political Biography ofthe Angevin Count ...

To Follow in Their Footsteps

When the First Crusade ended with the conquest of Jerusalem in 1099, jubilant crusaders returned home to Europe bringing with them stories, sacred relics, and other memorabilia, including banners, jewelry, and weapons. In the ensuing decades, the memory of the crusaders’ bravery and pious sacrifice was invoked widely among the noble families of western Christendom. Popes preaching future crusades would count on these very same families for financing, leadership, and for the willing warriors who would lay down their lives on the battlefield. Despite the great risks and financial hardships associated with crusading, descendants of those who suffered and died on crusade would continue to take the cross, in some cases over several generations. Indeed, as Nicholas L. Paul reveals in To Follow in Their Footsteps, crusading was very much a family affair. Scholars of the crusades have long pointed to the importance of dynastic tradition and ties of kinship in the crusading movement but have failed to address more fundamental questions about the operation of these social processes. What is a "family tradition"? How are such traditions constructed and maintained, and by whom? How did crusading families confront the loss of their kin in distant lands? Making creative use of Latin dynastic narratives as well as vernacular literature, personal possessions and art objects, and architecture from across western Europe, Paul shows how traditions of crusading were established and reinforced in the collective memories of noble families throughout the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. Even rulers who never fulfilled crusading vows found their political lives dominated and, in some ways, directed by the memory of their crusading ancestors. Filled with unique insights and careful analysis, To Follow in Their Footsteps reveals the lasting impact of the crusades, beyond the expeditions themselves, on the formation of dynastic identity and the culture of the medieval European nobility.

Romanesque Saints Shrines and Pilgrimage

31 B. S. Bachrach, 'The Pilgrimages of Fulk Nerra, Count of the Angevins 9871040', in Religion, Culture, ... Châteauneuf, Saint-Pierre de Bourgeuil, and Saint-Lomer described in B. S. Bachrach, Fulk Nerra the Neo-Roman Consul, 9871040 ...

Romanesque Saints  Shrines  and Pilgrimage

The 23 chapters in this volume explore the material culture of sanctity in Latin Europe and the Mediterranean between c. 1000 and c. 1220, with a focus on the ways in which saints and relics were enshrined, celebrated, and displayed. Reliquary cults were particularly important during the Romanesque period, both as a means of affirming or promoting identity and as a conduit for the divine. This book covers the geography of sainthood, the development of spaces for reliquary display, the distribution of saints across cities, the use of reliquaries to draw attention to the attributes, and the virtues or miracle-working character of particular saints. Individual essays range from case studies on Verona, Hildesheim, Trondheim and Limoges, the mausoleum of Lazarus at Autun, and the patronage of Mathilda of Canossa, to reflections on local pilgrimage, the deployment of saints as physical protectors, the use of imagery where possession of a saint was disputed, island sanctuaries, and the role of Templars and Hospitallers in the promotion of relics from the Holy Land. This book will serve historians and archaeologists studying the Romanesque period, and those interested in material culture and religious practice in Latin Europe and the Mediterranean c.1000–c.1220.

The Haskins Society Journal 6

... Geoffrey Greymantle , Count of the Angevins , 960–987 : A Study in French Politics , ' Journal of Medieval And Renaissance History , 17 ( 1985 ) : 1–67 ( two maps ) ; and Fulk Nerra : The Neo - Roman Consul , 9871040 .

The Haskins Society Journal 6

New research on aspects of the political, social and religious history of the British Isles from 10c-13c, with related material on western Europe.

Robert the Burgundian and the Counts of Anjou Ca 1025 1098

More recently Bernard Bachrach has published a study of Count Fulk Nerra that used the technique of biography to reveal ... Bernard S. Bachrach , Fulk Nerra the Neo - Roman Consul , 9871040 : A Political Biography of the Angevin Count ...

Robert the Burgundian and the Counts of Anjou  Ca  1025 1098

Robert the Burgundian, a castellan of Anjou who helped defend Maine from the ambitions of Normandy, is one of the most documented individuals of the period. Unusually, Robert wrote his own history of the region and described his motives for joining the First Crusade at the end of his long life.

The Making of Romantic Love

(Paris: Champion, 1960), 2:254–55; Bernard S. Bachrach, Fulk Nerra, the Neo-Roman Consul, 9871040 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993), 28, 48, 51. 5. Bachrach, Fulk Nerra, 62–76. 6. Barthélemy is agnostic as to the truth ...

The Making of Romantic Love

In The Making of Romantic Love, William M. Reddy strikes out on an international exploration of love, contrasting the medieval development of romantic love in Europe with contemporaneous eastern traditions in Bengal and Orissa, and in Heian Japan. In this comparative framework, Reddy tells an appealing tale about the rise and fall of various practices of longing, underscoring the uniqueness of the European concept of sexual desire --

Lordship in the County of Maine C 890 1160

“ Some Observations on the Origins of the Angevin Dynasty . ” Medieval Prosopography 10 ( 1989 ) : 1-24 . Reprinted in his State Building in Medieval France . . Fulk Nerra , the Neo - Roman Consul , 9871040 .

Lordship in the County of Maine  C  890 1160

The social and political meaning of lordship in western France in the tenth and eleventh centuries is the focus of this study. It analyses the development and features of lordship as it was practised and experienced in Maine and the surrounding regions of France, emphasizing the social logic of lordship (why it worked as it did, and how it was socially justifiable and even necessary) and the role of honour and charisma in shaping lordship relationships. The vision and chronology of tenth- and eleventh-century lordship on offer here departs from the model of "feudal mutation", and emphasizes two major themes - the centrality of intangible, charismatic elements of honor, prestige and acclamation, and the lack of foundation for any notion of "feudal transformation": while acknowledging changes in the geography of power across the tenth and eleventh centuries, the argument insists that the practicalities of the practice of lordship remained essentially the same between 890 and 1160. RICHARD E. BARTON is assistant Professor of History, University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Proceedings of the Battle Conference 2003

... “ The Angevin Strategy of Castle - Building in the Reign of Fulk Nerra , 9871040 ' , American Historical Review 88 , 1983 , 533–60 ; and in a broader context , Bernard S. Bachrach , Fulk Nerra the Neo - roman Consul , 9871040 : A ...

Proceedings of the Battle Conference 2003

The sense of a group of scholars sharing work in progress comes over on numerous occasions... a series which is a model of its kind. EDMUND KING, HISTORY

Medieval Transformations

15 During the reign of Geoffrey Greymantle's successor , Fulk Nerra , the heads of the Blaison family remained faithful members of this ... 16 B.S. Bachrach , Fulk Nerra , The Neo - Roman Consul , 9871040 ( Berkeley , 1993 ) , pp .

Medieval Transformations

The Middle Ages witnessed the transformation of identities, cultural objects and relationships. The 12 papers by leading experts in this volume investigate the authority attributed to texts and their canonization in different contexts; the shifting uses and meanings of gifts, from honorable instruments in the settlement of disputes to corruption and bribery; and the transition of violence and power from relationships between equals to a tool for the maintenance of hierarchies.

Before the Gregorian Reform

Bernard Bachrach, “Fortifications and Military Tactics: Fulk Nerra's Strongholds circa 1000,” Technology and Culture 20 (1979): 531–49; Bernard Bachrach, Fulk Nerra, the Neo-Roman Consul 9871040: A Political Biography of the Angevin ...

Before the Gregorian Reform

Historians typically single out the hundred-year period from about 1050 to 1150 as the pivotal moment in the history of the Latin Church, for it was then that the Gregorian Reform movement established the ecclesiastical structure that would ensure Rome’s dominance throughout the Middle Ages and beyond. In Before the Gregorian Reform John Howe challenges this familiar narrative by examining earlier, "pre-Gregorian" reform efforts within the Church. He finds that they were more extensive and widespread than previously thought and that they actually established a foundation for the subsequent Gregorian Reform movement. The low point in the history of Christendom came in the late ninth and early tenth centuries—a period when much of Europe was overwhelmed by barbarian raids and widespread civil disorder, which left the Church in a state of disarray. As Howe shows, however, the destruction gave rise to creativity. Aristocrats and churchmen rebuilt churches and constructed new ones, competing against each other so that church building, like castle building, acquired its own momentum. Patrons strove to improve ecclesiastical furnishings, liturgy, and spirituality. Schools were constructed to staff the new churches. Moreover, Howe shows that these reform efforts paralleled broader economic, social, and cultural trends in Western Europe including the revival of long-distance trade, the rise of technology, and the emergence of feudal lordship. The result was that by the mid-eleventh century a wealthy, unified, better-organized, better-educated, more spiritually sensitive Latin Church was assuming a leading place in the broader Christian world. Before the Gregorian Reform challenges us to rethink the history of the Church and its place in the broader narrative of European history. Compellingly written and generously illustrated, it is a book for all medievalists as well as general readers interested in the Middle Ages and Church history.

Companion to Historiography

Michael Bentley. 35 For Alfred see Abels 1988; and for Fulk Nerra, see Bachrach 1983. REFERENCES. Abels, R. (1988) Lordship and Military Organization in ... ——(1993b) Fulk Nerra, the Neo-Roman Consul, 9871040. A Political Biography.

Companion to Historiography

The Companion to Historiography is an original analysis of the moods and trends in historical writing throughout its phases of development and explores the assumptions and procedures that have formed the creation of historical perspectives. Contributed by a distinguished panel of academics, each essay conveys in direct, jargon-free language a genuinely international, wide-angled view of the ideas, traditions and institutions that lie behind the contemporary urgency of world history.

Contemporary Authors

Choice , March , 1994 , review of Fulk Nerra , the NeoRoman Consul , 987-1040 , p . 1193 ; September , 1995 , review of The Anatomy of a Little War , p . 190 ; October , 2001 , S. Morillo , review of ...

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Romans Barbarians and the Transformation of the Roman World

27 Bernard S. Bachrach, Fulk Nerra, the Neo-Roman Consul, 9871040 (Berkeley, CA/Los Angeles/London, 1993), pp. 258, 353–354. 28 Bachrach, Fulk Nerra, p. 353. 29 For the sources, see Ferdinand Lot, Les Derniers Carolingiens (Paris, ...

Romans  Barbarians  and the Transformation of the Roman World

One of the most significant transformations of the Roman world in Late Antiquity was the integration of barbarian peoples into the social, cultural, religious, and political milieu of the Mediterranean world. The nature of these transformations was considered at the sixth biennial Shifting Frontiers in Late Antiquity Conference, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in March of 2005, and this volume presents an updated selection of the papers given on that occasion, complemented with a few others,. These 25 studies do much to break down old stereotypes about the cultural and social segregation of Roman and barbarian populations, and demonstrate that, contrary to the past orthodoxy, Romans and barbarians interacted in a multitude of ways, and it was not just barbarians who experienced "ethnogenesis" or cultural assimilation. The same Romans who disparaged barbarian behavior also adopted aspects of it in their everyday lives, providing graphic examples of the ambiguity and negotiation that characterized the integration of Romans and barbarians, a process that altered the concepts of identity of both populations. The resultant late antique polyethnic cultural world, with cultural frontiers between Romans and barbarians that became increasingly permeable in both directions, does much to help explain how the barbarian settlement of the west was accomplished with much less disruption than there might have been, and how barbarian populations were integrated seamlessly into the old Roman world.

Jerusalem and the Cross in the Life and Writings of Ademar of Chabannes

18 B. Bachrach, Fulk Nerra, the Neo-Roman Consul, 9871040: A Political Biography of the Angevin Count (Berkeley, 1993), especially pp. 227–28 and 243–44. See also his essay “The Pilgrimages of Fulk Nerra, Count of the Angevins, ...

Jerusalem and the Cross in the Life and Writings of Ademar of Chabannes

The writings of Ademar of Chabannes (ca 990-1034) on Jerusalem and the Cross offer a valuable, albeit at times, clouded window on many central developments of the pivotal tenth and eleventh centuries and why they are so central.

Where Heaven and Earth Meet

... where, for example, the count of the Angevins, Fulk Nerra (9871040), whom Ademar discusses with some frequency, ... Fulk Nerra-the Neo Roman Consul:A Political Biography of the Angevin count (9871040) (Berkeley-Los Angeles, 1993).

Where Heaven and Earth Meet

Where Heaven and Earth Meet is an interdisciplinary collection that focuses on the writings of Ademar of Chabannes, Western religious history and early Islamic Jerusalem.

Dudo of Saint Quentin s Historia Normannorum

Nicholas Paul has demonstrated recently, consul continued to be used in strikingly similar ways in later Norman and Angevin ... 255 B. S. Bachrach, Fulk Nerra, the Neo-Roman Consul, 9871040: A Political Biography of the Angevin Count ...

Dudo of Saint Quentin s Historia Normannorum

Interdisciplinary study of one of the most important texts of the Anglo-Norman period.

Empress Adelheid and Countess Matilda

Bachrach, Bernard S. Fulk Nerra, the Neo-Roman Consul, 9871040: A Political Biography of the Angevin Count. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993. Bachrach, Bernard S. 'Military Lands in Historical Perspective'.

Empress Adelheid and Countess Matilda

This book compares two successful, elite women, Empress Adelheid (931-999) and Countess Matilda (1046-1115), for their relative ability to retain their wealth and power in the midst of the profound social changes of the eleventh century. The careers of the Ottonian queen and empress Adelheid and Countess Matilda of Tuscany reveal a growth of opportunities for women to access wealth and power. These two women are analyzed under three categories: their relationships with family and friends, how they managed their property (particularly land), and how they ruled. This analysis encourages a better understanding of gender relations in both the past and the present.