IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 839: Writing History in the Anglo-Norman World: Cartularies as History?

Tuesday 7 July 2015, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:John Rylands Research Institute, University of Manchester / Battle Conference for Anglo-Norman Studies
Organiser:Charles Insley, John Rylands Research Institute, University of Manchester
Moderator/Chair:Charles Insley, John Rylands Research Institute, University of Manchester
Paper 839-aThe Fontevraud pancartes of Fulk V of Anjou
(Language: English)
Kathryn Dutton, Department of History, University of Manchester
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Lay Piety
Paper 839-bMonastic Cartularies as (Hi)stories?
(Language: English)
Robert F. Berkhofer, Department of History, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo
Index terms: Administration, Archives and Sources, Charters and Diplomatics, Historiography - Medieval
Paper 839-cCartularies and Politics in Anglo-Norman England
(Language: English)
Nicholas Karn, Department of History, University of Southampton
Index terms: Administration, Archives and Sources, Charters and Diplomatics, Historiography - Medieval
Abstract

This session seeks to shed new light on the way that historians of the Anglo-Norman world use cartularies; rather than seeing them purely in terms of property, rights or landholding, or as unproblematic records of possession, these papers place cartularies firmly in the category of historical writing, as subject to issues of genre and agenda as other more supposedly ‘normative’ forms of historical writing.