Domination and Lordship

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Februar 2011



This volume centres upon the era conventionally labelled the 'Making of the kingdom', or the 'Anglo-Norman' era in Scottish history. It challenges current historiographical concentration on the 'feudalisation' of Scottish society as part of the wholesale importation of alien cultural traditions by a 'modernising' monarchy, instead offering a parallel analysis of the continuing vitality and centrality of Gaelic culture and traditions within the twelth- and early thirteenth-century kingdom.Part I (1070-1157) explores the mutation of the Gaelic-Scandinavian kingship of Alba first into Scotia then into the hybridised medieval state. This process is set into the wider context of the expansion of Latin Christendom and of Frankish cultural norms, but the refashioning of Scottish society is viewed more specifically in parallel to the post-1066 reconstruction of England, and the projection of both insular Anglo-Saxon and continental 'Norman' traditions into Wales and Ireland.Part II, focussing on the period 1157-1230, explores Scotland's role as both dominated and dominator. It examines the redefinition of relationships with England, Gaelic magnates within Scotland's traditional territorial heartland and with autonomous/independent mainland and insular powers. These interrelationships form the central theme of an exploration of the struggle for political domination of the northern mainland of Britain and the adjacent islands, the mechanisms through which that domination was projected and expressed, and the manner of its expression.


Contents; Introduction - Scotland in 1070; Part 1 - The Mastery of North Britain, 1070-1157.; Chapter 1 Out with the Old, in with the New? 1070-1093.; Chapter 2 Kings and Pretenders, 1093-1136.; Chapter 3 Building the Scoto-Northumbrian Realm, 1136-1157.; Part 2 - Re-fashioning the Land.; Chapter 4 Power.; Chapter 5 Re-working Old Patterns: Rural Economy and Society c.1070-1230.; Chapter 6 Nobility.; Chapter 7 New Burghs and Old Towns.; Chapter 8 Culture.; Part 3 - Domination and Lordship, 1157-1230.; Chapter 9 The Establishment of the Ecclesia Scoticana.; Chapter 10 Under the Angevin Supremacy, 1157-89; Chapter 11 Settling the Succession, 1189-1230.; Conclusion - Scotland in 1230.; Appendix - The Sources.; Bibliography.
EAN: 9780748614974
ISBN: 0748614974
Untertitel: Scotland, 1070-1230. 'New Edinburgh History of Scotland'. 12 black & white halftones, 8 maps, 7 black & white line drawings, 12 b&w illustrations, 8 maps, and. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Edinburgh University Press
Erscheinungsdatum: Februar 2011
Seitenanzahl: 448 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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