Medieval Narbonne: A City at the Heart of the Troubadour World, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Medieval Narbonne

A City at the Heart of the Troubadour World, 1st Edition

By Jacqueline Caille, Kathryn L. Reyerson

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416 pages

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This volume presents a series of studies by Jacqueline Caille, acknowledged as the leading expert on medieval Narbonne, which chart the development and history of the city from its Roman origins to its decline in the late Middle Ages. They focus on the period of Narbonne's heyday, from the mid-11th to the mid-14th centuries, and a central place is held by Ermengarde, viscountess for half the 12th century, and celebrated figure in the 'world of the troubadours'. The book opens with an important new introductory survey, in English, setting the context for the detailed studies which follow, several of which also appear in English for the first time, and all being updated with additional notes. These articles cover the physical growth of the great medieval centre, the relations and conflicts between its secular and ecclesiastical lords, its administrative and religious life, and its political and commercial connections with the areas around. Ce volume regroupe une série d'études de Jacqueline Caille, spécialiste reconnue de l'histoire de Narbonne au Moyen Age. L'antique cité y est présentée depuis ses origines romaines jusqu'à la fin du XVe siècle, en insistant particulièrement sur la période la plus brillante des siècles médiévaux, du milieu du XIe au milieu du XIVe siècle. Le recueil s'ouvre par un "long survol historique" inédit, en anglais, brossant le contexte général où s'insèrent les études spécialisées qui suivent, réactualisées par des notes additionnelles. Les principaux thèmes pouvant être dégagés des ces articles concernent le développement topographique de cette "grande ville médiévale", les relations et les conflits entre les seigneurs qui la dirigent (archevêques et vicomtes), la vie administrative et religieuse de l'agglomération ainsi que ses relations politiques et commerciales avec les régions environnantes. Enfin, une place de choix est faite à l'une des éminentes figures du "monde des troubadours", la victomtesse

Reviews

'As useful as the texts are the numerous illustrations that accompany the words… let us applaud Reyerson for shepherding this project to publication, salute Caille for an illustrious career, and thank Ashgate for its series of Variorum Reprints, which allows scholars from all over the world to gain access to the work of their peers and predecessors.' The Medieval Review ’Les historiens médiévistes du Midi de la France et du monde urbain ne peuvent que saluer avec satisfaction l'initiative de K.L. Reyerson et des éditions Ashgate de publier un recueil des principaux travaux de J. Caille sur Narbonne.’ Cahiers de civilisation médiévale ’Le recueil d'articles de Jacqueline Caille, où domine le principe de réalité, au plus près des documents, comble de manière heureuse une lacune de l'historiographie méridionale. Il rend à Narbonne médiévale toute son importance, renversant, chemin faisant, beaucoup d'idées reçues. Bref, c'est un livre exemplaire, solide, sain et utile.’ Revue Historique

Table of Contents

Contents: Foreword, Jacqueline Caille; Introduction: Medieval Narbonne and the urban Mediterranean world, Kathryn L. Reyerson. Historical overview: Narbonne from Roman foundations to the 15th century. Urban development at Narbonne: Urban expansion in the region of Languedoc from the 11th to the 14th century: the examples of Narbonne and Montpellier; Les remparts de Narbonne, des origines à la fin du Moyen Age; Les paroisses de Narbonne au Moyen Age: origine et développement. The politics and rulers of Narbonne: The origins and development of the temporal lordship of the archbishop in the city and territory of Narbonne (9th-12th centuries); La seigneurie temporelle de l'archevêque dans la ville de Narbonne (deuxième moitié du XIIIe siècle); Le consulat de Narbonne: problème des origines; Une manifestation narbonnaise des persécutions antisémites au XIe siècle?; Les seigneurs de Narbonne dans le conflit Toulouse-Barcelone au XIIe siècle. Ermengarde of Narbonne: Ermengarde, viscountess of Narbonne (1127/29-1196/97): a great female figure of the aristocracy of the Midi; Une idylle entre la vicomtesse Ermengarde de Narbonne et le prince Rognvald Kali des Orcades au milieu du XIIe siècle?. Society and religious life: Hospices et assistance à Narbonne (XIIIe-XIVe siècles); Hospitals, charity, and urban life in the Middle Ages: the case of Narbonne 'revisited'; Le studium de Narbonne; Narbonne au début du XVe siècle; Addenda and Corrigenda; Index.

About the Authors

Jacqueline Caille is Maître de Conférences honoraire at the Université Paul Valéry - Montpellier III, France. Kathryn L. Reyerson is Professor in the Department of History at the University of Minnesota, USA.

About the Series

Variorum Collected Studies

The first title in the Variorum Collected Studies series was published in 1970. Since then well over 1000 titles have appeared in the series, and it has established a well-earned international reputation for the publication of key research across a whole range of subjects within the fields of history.

The history of the medieval world remains central to the series, with Byzantine studies a particular speciality, but the range of titles extends from Hellenistic philosophy and the history of the Roman empire and early Christianity, through the Renaissance and Reformation, up to the 20th century. Islamic Studies forms another major strand as do the histories of science, technology and medicine.

Each title in the Variorum Collected Studies series brings together for the first time a selection of articles by a leading authority on a particular subject. These studies are reprinted from a vast range of learned journals, Festschrifts and conference proceedings. They make available research that is scattered, even inaccessible in all but the largest and most specialized libraries. With a new introduction and index, and often with new notes and previously unpublished material, they constitute an essential resource. 

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