Medieval Frontiers

Medieval Frontiers : Concepts and Practices

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How did medieval people create frontiers to delimit areas, how did they understand the function of frontiers, and how did they describe these frontiers? To what extent did medieval observers see a frontier between themselves and other groups, and how did real interaction compare with ideological or narrative formulations of such interaction? The articles in this volume begin to answer these questions. Many of the papers incorporated originated at a colloquium presented in Cambridge, November 1998 at St. Catherine's College. The topics include: Byzantium's eastern frontier in the 10th and 11th centuries; government and the indigenous in the Latin kingdom of Jerusalem; Latins and Greeks on crusader Cyprus; and the frontier of Church reform in the British Isles.

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  • Hardback | 280 pages
  • 156 x 236 x 26mm | 598.75g
  • Ashgate Publishing Group
  • Ashgate Publishing Limited
  • AldershotUnited Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • Includes 11 maps and plans
  • 0754605221
  • 9780754605225

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David Abulafia, Gonville and Caius College University of Cambridge, UK, Nora Berend, St Catharine's College, University of Cambridge, UK Nora Berend, David Abulafia, Ann Christys, Jonathan Shepard, Catherine Holmes, Ronnie Ellenblum, Jonathan Riley-Smith, Peter W. Edbury, Michel Balard, Raza MaA3/4eika, Kurt Villads Jensen, Grzegorz Mysliwski, Brendan Smith.

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'...extensive and learned... timely, full of ideas, and in moving us beyond a predominantly national framework for the study of frontiers it reveals a wealth of relationships between different kinds of boundary that will keep us busy for some time to come.' Reviews in History '... Abulafia's introduction [...] is a tour de force, demonstrating immense range, erudition and imagination.' The International History Review

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