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The cartulary of Countess Blanche of Champagne /
edited by Theodore Evergates.
imprint
Toronto : Published for the Medieval Academy of America by University of Toronto Press, c2010.
description
493 p. : ill., geneal. table, map ; 24 cm.
ISBN
1442639954 (bound), 9781442639959 (bound)
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imprint
Toronto : Published for the Medieval Academy of America by University of Toronto Press, c2010.
isbn
1442639954 (bound)
9781442639959 (bound)
language note
Text in Latin. Introduction and some text in English.
catalogue key
7078527
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [425]-431) and indexes.
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The Cartulary of Countess Blanche of Champagne examines the countess' twenty-one-year regency (1201-22) through her cartulary - a manuscript copy of legal and otherwise public documents usually intended as an archival aid and as a security duplicate. Surviving intact to this day, the 1224 volume is unusual in that it was commissioned as a personal, commemorative document for the countess in retirement, after a successful career in which she preserved the county from a divisive civil war, expanded the county's borders, and transformed comital-baronial relationships.The 443 letters contained in the cartulary deal with practical matters of governance such as homages, fiefs, and the rights of lordship, and are here used by Theodore Evergates as a dossier for observing the practices of a major French principality and its aristocracy in the first two decades of the thirteenth century.
Main Description
The Cartulary of Countess Blanche of Champagneexamines the countess' twenty-one-year regency (1201-22) through her cartulary - a manuscript copy of legal and otherwise public documents usually intended as an archival aid and as a security duplicate. Surviving intact to this day, the 1224 volume is unusual in that it was commissioned as a personal, commemorative document for the countess in retirement, after a successful career in which she preserved the county from a divisive civil war, expanded the county's borders, and transformed comital-baronial relationships. The 443 letters contained in the cartulary deal with practical matters of governance such as homages, fiefs, and the rights of lordship, and are here used by Theodore Evergates as a dossier for observing the practices of a major French principality and its aristocracy in the first two decades of the thirteenth century.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrationsp. vii
Introductionp. 3
Countess Blanchep. 3
The Cartulary of Countess Blanchep. 10
History of the Cartularyp. 19
Notes to the Introductionp. 20
Editorial Principlesp. 27
Abbreviationsp. 29
The Cartulary (1-443)p. 33
Additions to the Cartulary (444-8)p. 398
Appendix: Related Letters Not in the Cartulary (449-53)p. 405
Chronological Table of the Lettersp. 413
Bibliographyp. 425
Index Rerump. 433
Index Nominump. 455
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