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By John Gillingham

The emphasis during this selection of fresh paintings at the Anglo-Norman realm is especially on narrative resources: Dudo, Vita Aedwardi regis, monastic chronicle audiences within the Fens, the chronicles of Anjou, the Warenne view of the earlier - and masses later assets for stereotypical photos of the Normans. There also are papers analysing either constitution and chronicle facts in reconsiderations of the succession disputes following the deaths of William I and William II. Papers diversity geographically from Anjou to the Irish Sea quarter. individuals, from France and Germany in addition to from Britain, eire and the U.S., are BERNARD S. BACHRACH, RICHARD BARBER, JULIA BARROW, CLARE DOWNHAM, VERONIQUE GAZEAU, JOHN GRASSI, ELISABETH VAN HOUTS, JENNIFER PAXTON, NEIL STREVETT, NEIL WRIGHT.

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42 In this study, I will examine Dudo’s treatment of long term strategy, a rather more complex area of military thinking, in order to ascertain if here too he told a story that was likely to be plausible to his patron and the latter’s entourage. Long Term Strategy During the earlier Middle Ages, writers in the regnum Francorum understood the notion of a long-term military strategy that was pursued over several decades and even longer. 43 It is clear, for example, that the author of the Annales Mettenses priores, who wrote for Charlemagne’s court early in the ninth century, identified a long-term strategy, which he alleges was initiated during the later seventh century by Pippin II.

Macfarlane had pub- lished The Camp of Refuge: A Tale of the Conquest of the Isle of Ely in 1844, presumably using Francisque Michel’s edition in his Chroniques Normandes, Rouen 1836–40. 65 Charles Kingsley, Hereward the Wake, “Last of the English”, London 1883, 219. 18 Anglo-Norman Studies XXVI One particular class of words shall be noticed in this place as the result of the French rule in England. This is a group of words which will serve to depict the times that stamped them on our speeech. They are the utterance of the violent and selfish passions.

See Christiansen, Dudo, xxiii–xxvii, where previous scholarship is well summarized. 5 Richard W. Southern, ‘Aspects of the European Tradition of Historical Writing, 1: The Classical Tradition from Einhard to Geoffrey of Monmouth’, TRHS 5th ser. 20, 1970, 173–96. Geoffrey Koziol, Begging Pardon and Favor: Ritual and Political Order in Early Medieval France, Ithaca, NY, 1992, 139–55, groups Dudo with the other rhetorical historians of the later tenth and early eleventh centuries. See also Leah Shopkow, History and Community: Norman Historical Writing in the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries, Washington DC 1997, 130; and Christiansen, Dudo, xxi–xxiii.

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