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The Dunsoete Agreement and daily life in the Welsh borderlands

societies could of course vary widely, as David Abulafia has usefully outlined in the introduction to his and Nora Berend’s collection, Medieval Frontiers: Concepts and Practices.53 Yet, as Daniel Power explains in the introduction to his and Naomi Standen’s important volume Frontiers in Question: Eurasian Borderlands, 700-1700, the term ‘frontier’ holds two distinct meanings in British and North American English. In British English, a frontier has been a ‘political barrier between states or peoples, often militarised’ while in North America the concept has come to mean

in Writing the Welsh borderlands in Anglo-Saxon England
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Problems of definition and historiography

, citing B. Conklin and L. Morgan, ‘Babies, Bodies, and the Production of Personhood in North America and a Native Amazonian Society’, Ethos , 24:4 (1996), 657–84, at 657–8. 29 Dieter Neubert and Günther Cloerkes, Behinderung und Behinderte in verschiedenen Kulturen. Eine vergleichende Analyse ethnologischer Studien (Heidelberg: Edition Schindele, 2nd, edn 1994), 44, and 109n9 cites the example of C. H. Hawes, In the Uttermost East (London: Harper, 1903), 250 who variously refers to one and the same individual as an idiot and as a madman

in Fools and idiots?
Chaucer in the nineteenth-century popular consciousness

and the Chaucerian uncanny’, in Prendergast, Chaucer’s Dead Body: From Corpse to Corpus (New York: Routledge, 2004), pp. 71–84; ‘The tomb of Chaucer’, The Times (25 August 1845), p. 6. 25 ‘The restoration of Chaucer’s monument’, Lady’s Newspaper (29 June 1850), p. 359. 26 ‘Chaucer and the Exhibition’, Liverpool Mercury (14 June 1851), n.p. 27 Lawrence Horne, ‘To Chaucer’, London Pioneer (23 September 1847), p. 361. 28 James Russell Lowell, ‘Chaucer’, Boston Daily Advertiser (24 January 1855), n.p. 29 ‘Prof. Coppee’s lectures’, North American and United States

in Contemporary Chaucer across the centuries
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century was one born out of the social sciences and ‘new social history’. We have already noted the introduction by G.C. Homans of a sociological approach to the study of the medieval English peasantry, and it is evident that Homans’s efforts sowed a seed in the work of the generation that followed him, especially in North America. In Toronto, J. Ambrose Raftis and his students employed sociological techniques, in particular, in describing and examining social structure as revealed by the available historical material, in this instance the manorial court rolls from the

in Peasants and historians
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, this volume also remains largely grounded in North American discourses of Old English studies. Of course, Beowulf itself also dramatizes and enacts these charges that render intimacy noticeable as a critical question. The poem presents many versions of arrivals and departures, losses and discoveries. Sometimes its guests are welcome, and sometimes they reveal the precarity of the most supposedly intimate of spaces: homes; sleeping chambers; and sites of parenting, friendship, and romantic love. There are the halls of men and the homes of figures

in Dating Beowulf

Strayer’s life and work, see Norman F. Cantor, Inventing the Middle Ages: The Lives, Works, and Ideas of the Great Medievalists of the Twentieth Century (New York, 1991), pp. 245–50, 257–63, 277–85; and Paul Freedman and Gabrielle M. Spiegel, ‘Medievalisms Old and New: The Rediscovery of Alterity in North American Medieval Studies’, American Historical Review, 103 (1998), 677–704, esp. 682, 686–90. Freedman and Spiegel do not discuss Strayer’s emphasis on laicisation, although the attention he paid to this topic, like others he treated, clearly reveals his ‘desire

in Law, laity and solidarities

/ And Agamemnon dead’ (‘Leda and the Swan’). Elizabeth Smart writes, ‘Jupiter has been with Leda … and now nothing can avert the Trojan War’, confident that at least some of her readers will get the allusion to the engendering of Helen. 10 Marlowe's ‘topless towers of Ilion’ are still burning in twenty-first-century North America. But Heorot? Hrothulf? Halga? What have Heoroweard or Heorogar to do with us? We have heard of Myrmidons and Priam, but not of Spear-Danes or Hrothgar. The sentence ‘Halga has been with Yrsa

in Dating Beowulf
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. 13 See Anna Birgitta Rooth, The Raven and the Carcass: An Investigation of a Motif in the Deluge Myth in Europe, Asia and North America (Helsinki, 1962 ). 14 See E. G. Kraeling, ‘Xisouthros, Deucalion and the Flood-Traditions’, Journal of the American Oriental Society , 67 ( 1947

in Water and fire
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The Dindshenchas Érenn and a national poetics of space

Tradition 1/2 (1986), 273. See also Donncha Ó hAodha, ‘The First Irish Metrical Tract’, in Hildegard Tristram (ed.), Metrik und Medienwechsel / Metrics and Media (Tübingen: Narr, 1991), pp. 207–14. 43 The phrase is that of Proinsias Mac Cana, ‘Placenames and Mythology in Irish Tradition: Places, Pilgrimages and Things’, in Gordon MacLennan (ed.), Proceedings of the First North American Congress of Celtic Studies (Ottawa: Chair of Celtic Studies

in A landscape of words
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reliance on manorial court rolls rather than account rolls, as significant in determining the direction of research, the former directing researchers more obviously towards interaction within the village than would manorial accounts, with their focus on the demesne and the seigneurial obligations of the peasants, or more particularly the tenantry. While, then, some studies of the medieval English peasantry, especially those associated with the new social historical approaches emanating from North America in the first decades after the Second

in Peasants and historians