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  • Lords and lordship in Languedoc (1400-1541) 

    Van de Voorde, Gert-Jan (2023-11-29) - Thesis
    In recent years the debate on state formation has shifted to focus more on lordship. This new attention to lordship emerged as the discussion moved away from the hypothesis that the crown could only acquire power at the ...
  • Virginitas and castitas : virginity dilemma in seventh- and eighth-century England 

    Chan, Hiu Ki (2023-11-29) - Thesis
    This thesis examines the evolving interpretation of virginity in seventh- and eighth-century England, a period marked by the Christianisation and identity formation of the English church. By analysing the development of ...
  • The Cellites and their death charity in the later Middle Ages 

    Hartman, Abigail (2023-06-15) - Thesis
    Analysing archival material from their major late medieval urban centres, including Cologne, Frankfurt-am-Main, and Hildesheim, this thesis provides a fresh examination of communities of lay voluntary poor called Cellites. ...
  • Lordship in the eastern Campania, c. 1053-1127 

    Kecskés, Áron (2022-11-30) - Thesis
    Based principally on the examination of surviving diplomatic material, this thesis argues that lordship determined societal organisation in the eastern Campania between c. 1053 and 1127. This provides the first systematic ...
  • Folcuin and the politics of writing institutional history after the end of the Carolingian Empire 

    Houston, Cameron (2023-06-15) - Thesis
    This thesis examines the relationship between politics and the writing of institutional history (cartularies and gesta) after the end of the Carolingian Empire (888) from the perspective of Folcuin of St-Bertin and Lobbes ...

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