The long twelfth-century view of the Anglo-Saxon past

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  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 359-407) and indexes.


  • Introduction / Martin Brett -- The Viking hiatus in the cult of saints as seen in the twelfth century / R. Bartlett -- Folcard of Saint-Bertin and the Anlgo-Saxon saints at Thorney / Rosalind Love -- Bede's Historia ecclesiastica as a source of lections in pre- and post-conquest England / Teresa Webber -- Danish ferocity and abandoned monasteries: the twelfth-century view / Julia Barrow -- Symeon of Durham's Historia de regibus anglorum et decorum as a product of twelfth-century historical workshops / David Rollason -- William of Malmesbury's diatribe against the Normans / R.M. Thomson -- Normandy's view of the Anglo-Saxon past in the twelfth century / Elisabeth van Houts -- Richard of Devizes and 'a rising tide of nonsense': how Cerdic met King Arthur / John Gillingham -- Historical literacy in the archive: post-conquest imitative copies of pre-conquest charters and some French comparanda / J. Crick -- The use and abuse of Anglo-Saxon charters by the kings of England, 1100-1300 / Nicholas Vincent -- Pre-conquest laws and legislators in the twelfth century / Bruce O'Brien -- 'History' in Anglo-Norman romance: the presentation of the pre-conquest past / Judith Weiss -- The scribe looks back: Anglo-Saxon England and the eadwine psalter / C. Karkov -- The Anglo-Saxon tradition in post-conquest architecture and sculpture / Malcolm Thurlby
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