Session1308
TitleWriting and Rewriting Medieval History, IV: Ecclesiastical Histories
Date/TimeWednesday 6 July 2022: 16.30-18.00
 
OrganiserMatthew Firth, College of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences, Flinders University, Adelaide
 
Moderator/ChairMatthew Firth, College of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences, Flinders University, Adelaide
 
Paper 1308-a The Benedictine Reform and the Norman Conquest in the Liber Eliensis: Creating Narrative Contrast to Rewrite the Past
(Language: English)
Stephanie Skenyon, Department of History, Manchester Community College, New Hampshire
Index Terms: Ecclesiastical History; Historiography - Medieval; Language and Literature - Latin; Local History
Paper 1308-b Pre-Conquest Women in the Post-Conquest Community of St Cuthbert
(Language: English)
Charlie Rozier, School of History, University of East Anglia
Index Terms: Ecclesiastical History; Hagiography; Historiography - Medieval; Women's Studies
Paper 1308-c 'I will give myself to the work of reading history': Pre-Conquest Echoes in the Relatio de Standardo of Aelred of Rievaulx
(Language: English)
Connor Wilson, Department of History, Politics & Philosophy, Manchester Metropolitan University
Index Terms: Ecclesiastical History; Historiography - Medieval; Language and Literature - Latin; Political Thought
 
AbstractThe centuries following the Norman Conquest saw the production of an extensive corpus of history writing that focused on the pre-Norman past. Anglo-Norman intellectual culture was keenly aware that England's history stretched back to sub-Roman Britain, as were successive generations of medieval historians. Such history writing shaped and adapted the past for contemporary audiences, influenced in their composition by political, institutional, cultural, and literary concerns. This series of panels is concerned with these adaptations of English history and proposes new approaches to the study of historiography in medieval Britain. This fourth session focuses on ecclesiastical writers' representations of England's early history.