Thirteenth Century England IV: Proceedings of the Newcastle upon Tyne Conference 1991

Thirteenth Century England IV: Proceedings of the Newcastle upon Tyne Conference 1991

Thirteenth Century England IV: Proceedings of the Newcastle upon Tyne Conference 1991

Thirteenth Century England IV: Proceedings of the Newcastle upon Tyne Conference 1991

Synopsis

The thirteen papers in this volume represent a significant step forward in knowledge and understanding of a number of aspects of 13th-century England -in particular its economy, coinage, religious life and belief, manorial farming, language attitudes and norms, cartography and geographic perception, domestic architecture, foreign relations, and internal politics.

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In early September 1991 the fourth biennial conference to be held on thirteenthcentury England convened at Newcastle upon Tyne. As usual, the proceedings took place at the University’s Henderson Hall of Residence and the Polytechnic’s adjacent Coach Lane Campus, and once more we are indebted to the staff of both for their hard work and effort on our behalf, which ensured an enjoyable, congenial and fruitful three days. Thanks are also due to the University’s then acting Vice-Chancellor, Professor Duncan Murchison, who generously contributed towards the opening reception, and to the Faculty of Arts and the Department of History for grants that helped to subsidize conference costs. To the Department of History, especially the secretaries, and to the Polytechnic’s Department of Historical and Critical Studies, go our thanks once more for considerable assistance with the burden of administration. Special mention should also be made of Dr Philip Dixon who, at very short notice, acted as guide on the conference excursion to Alnwick, immediately before giving his own paper.

Sixteen papers were read at the conference, but unfortunately it has not proved possible to print all of them in this fourth volume of Proceedings. Of the thirteen that are printed below, many appear substantially as they were read at the time. Some, however, have been notably modified or expanded since then, not least as the result of discussion in conference session and informally afterwards.

The publication of this volume has been assisted by a grant from the TwentySeven Foundation in association with the Institute of Historical Research, We are immensely grateful for their generous support.

An index to the contents of these Proceedings will appear in the general index to volumes I-V, planned to accompany the publication of volume V. Also planned is the fifth conference, the last to be held in Newcastle before the conference moves to its new venue at Durham and passes to different guiding hands. It will meet between 6 and 9 September 1993.

Newcastle upon Tyne, March 1992

TiSimon Lloyd Peter Coss . . .

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