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Rory Naismith

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Rory Naismith is Lecturer in Medieval British History at King's College London, UK. He is the author of Citadel of the Saxons (I.B. Tauris, 2018). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Máire Ní Mhaonaigh

Máire Ní Mhaonaigh is Professor in Celtic and Medieval Studies at the University of Cambridge, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Elizabeth Ashman Rowe

Elizabeth Ashman Rowe is Reader in Scandinavian History at the University of Cambridge Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Writing Battles : New Perspectives on Warfare and Memory in Medieval Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Battles have long featured prominently in historical consciousness, as moments when the balance of power was seen to have tipped, or when aspects of collective identity were shaped. This volume examines the changing importance of battles...

The Official Historiographical Operation of the Song Dynasty

Historiography: Critical Readings Volume I : Ancient and Medieval Traditions

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Critical Readings in Historiography

...“On a necessarily limited scale, envisioning history as an operation would be equivalent to understanding it as the relation between a place (a recruitment, a milieu, a profession or business, etc.), analytical procedures (a discipline...

Writing a battle

Rory Naismith

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Rory Naismith is Lecturer in Medieval British History at King's College London, UK. He is the author of Citadel of the Saxons (I.B. Tauris, 2018). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Máire Ní Mhaonaigh

Máire Ní Mhaonaigh is Professor in Celtic and Medieval Studies at the University of Cambridge, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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and

Elizabeth Ashman Rowe

Elizabeth Ashman Rowe is Reader in Scandinavian History at the University of Cambridge Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Writing Battles : New Perspectives on Warfare and Memory in Medieval Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Writing battles: The Battle of Stamford Bridge Battles, by definition, involve at least two participants with (to put it mildly) strongly opposed views, and in the Middle Ages they often pitted large groups from distinct polities...

Fortress London

Rory Naismith

Rory Naismith is Lecturer in Medieval British History at King's College London, UK. He is the author of Citadel of the Saxons (I.B. Tauris, 2018). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Writing Battles : New Perspectives on Warfare and Memory in Medieval Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...London is a city awash with memory, and recollections of military conflict are inscribed especially deeply into the city’s fabric. Monuments have been erected across the capital to mark the nation’s victories and lament its casualties...

Medieval Irish battle narratives and the construction of the past

Máire Ní Mhaonaigh

Máire Ní Mhaonaigh is Professor in Celtic and Medieval Studies at the University of Cambridge, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Writing Battles : New Perspectives on Warfare and Memory in Medieval Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Battles serve as significant markers in many historical accounts, convenient chronological points from which to survey past (and future) developments. They punctuate timelines and function as posts against which other...

The Role of Antiquity in Medieval Historiography

Catherine Gaullier-Bougassas

Catherine Gaullier-Bougassas is Professor at the University of Lille, France Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Essays on Theory, Method and Historiography

...Introduction If antiquity’s place in modern historiography has received a great deal of attention, and particularly its instrumentalization in the support of nationalistic pursuits, its role in medieval historical writings has not. Yet...

‘Undying glory by the sword’s edge’

Writing Battles : New Perspectives on Warfare and Memory in Medieval Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...In 1772, the banker Henry Hoare decided to commemorate the end of the Seven Years’ War against France in 1763 by building a monument at Kingsettle Hill, Somerset (then as now part of the Stourhead estate) on the assumed site of Egbert...

Battle-writing and commemoration

Writing Battles : New Perspectives on Warfare and Memory in Medieval Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...‘… consuming war / will quite devour this solitary isle / not leaving any over whom to rule / nor to resist foreign invasions … in yielding thou hast won. / That which thy sword could never do / thy tongue hath brought to pass by gentle...

‘Axe-age, sword-age’

Elizabeth Ashman Rowe

Elizabeth Ashman Rowe is Reader in Scandinavian History at the University of Cambridge Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Writing Battles : New Perspectives on Warfare and Memory in Medieval Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...The theme of ‘writing’ battles needs to be taken loosely when applied to Viking Age and medieval Scandinavia, for, in addition to the runic inscriptions and medieval manuscripts that constitute our written sources, there is also a large...

Which ‘pagans’?

Writing Battles : New Perspectives on Warfare and Memory in Medieval Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...In mockery of literary critics of his own time, Théophile Gautier wrote the following lines: Encore du moyen âge, toujours du moyen âge ! qui me délicrera du moyen âge, de ce moyen âge qui n’est pas le moyen âge? ‘Again...