IMC 2005: Sessions

Session 1303: Documents and their Function, II: In England

Wednesday 13 July 2005, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Haskins Society
Organiser:Hirokazu Tsurushima, Faculty of Education, Kumamoto University
Moderator/Chair:David Bates, School of History, University of East Anglia / Université de Caen Basse-Normandie
Paper 1303-aCharters in Conflicts
(Language: English)
Atsuko Nakamura, General Department, Toyota Kosen, Institute of National Colleges of Technology, Japan
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1303-bNation Addresses in English Episcopal Acta
(Language: English)
Hideyuki Arimitsu, Faculty of Arts & Letters, Tohoku University
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1303-cLocal Politics and Society in English Episcopal Acta
(Language: English)
Stephen Marritt, School of Humanities (History), University of Glasgow
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Ecclesiastical History, Local History
Abstract

The purpose of this session is to reveal some political aspects behind documents themselves.
Atsuko Nakamura tries to examine how charters were used in conflicts, and how they were expected to work, particularly in those lay aristocracy concerned. Hideyuki Arimitsu considers ‘nation address’ in inscription of English Episcopal acts. Indeed, it did not appear frequently, but the bishopric of Durham was not the case. Arimitsu tries to explain the reason why. Hirokazu Tsurushima thinks of a hole made in the Textus Roffensis as deltetion of the five letters (a, r, c, h, i) by the bishop group. He will explain a motive of this tiny malefaction from a point view of dispute over the land.