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By John Gillingham

The emphasis during this choice of contemporary paintings at the Anglo-Norman realm is very on narrative resources: Dudo, Vita Aedwardi regis, monastic chronicle audiences within the Fens, the chronicles of Anjou, the Warenne view of the prior - and masses later resources for stereotypical photographs of the Normans. There also are papers analysing either constitution and chronicle proof in reconsiderations of the succession disputes following the deaths of William I and William II. Papers diversity geographically from Anjou to the Irish Sea sector. participants, from France and Germany in addition to from Britain, eire and the united states, 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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25 Most recently the Virgilian debt has been catalogued by Pierre Bouet, ‘Dudon de Saint-Quentin et Virgile: L’Eneide au service de la cause normande’, Cahiers des Annales de Normandie 23, 1990, 215–36, who also provides references to the relevant scholarly literature. 26 ‘Dudo’s Historical Narrative’, 109–11. 27 Leah Shopkow, ‘The Carolingian World of Dudo of St. Quentin’, JMH 15, 1989, 19–37; and the firm structure provided for this argument by Christiansen, Dudo, xxi–xxii. 28 Recently, for example, Lars Boje Mortensen, ‘Stylistic Choices in a Reborn Genre’, in Dudone di San Quintino, 79–102, questions the hagiographic model and looks to Widukind (Widukindi monachi Corbeiensis rerum gestarum Saxonicarum libri tres, ed.

See Lifshitz, ‘Dudo’s Historical Narrative’, 101–20, who observes (p. 118): ‘All evidence for the reign of Richard I bespeaks a region in which any western Frank would have felt at home . ’. This was true, she avers, in economy, administration, law courts, toll collecting, and ecclesiastical matters among others areas of life. 30 Cf. Suzanne Fleishmann, ‘On the Representation of History and Fiction in the Middle Ages’, History and Theory 22, 1983, 278–310. 31 Transfers of Property in Eleventh-Century Norman Law, Chapel Hill 1988, 12 and n.

22 In short, few members of Dudo’s 18 E. A. , 1923, 141–52. 19 See Jumièges, 6–7, where William indicates that he omitted from Dudo’s account some of Rollo’s activites that took place while he was still a pagan Viking chief because deeds done under such circumstances did not bring honor and were not useful. e. engaging in adulatoria of a pagan. William’s aim here was not to attack the veracity of Dudo’s account but rather to assert the view that flattering a pagan was unseemly. Cf. Elisabeth M.

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