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The life and legend of Giles of Santarem, Dominican friar and physician (d.1265) : a perspective on medieval Portugal (University of St Andrews, 2001-06-22) - Thesis"One of the aims of this thesis is to establish the medical background of Giles of Santarem; it does not attempt a full survey of medicine in medieval Portugal. In order to do this it has been necessary to bring together ...
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(University of St Andrews, 2018) - ThesisThis thesis examines the representation of weeping rulers in early medieval sources, focusing on the Carolingian empire between 790 and 888. The meanings applied to tears are culturally specific: thus, exploring how, why, ...
"Establishing justice and telling stories": Paradigms of norm transmission in twelfth- and thirteenth-century anglo-norman and old French literary and legal texts (University of St Andrews, 2018) - ThesisThe texts that comprise the corpus of Old French and Anglo-Norman literature of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries feature numerous portrayals of courtly life. The rules of that life, as they are presented in the ...
Oaths, Kings and subjects: A study of the oaths sworn to Kings by subjects in England, c.870-c,1200 (University of St Andrews, 2018) - ThesisThis thesis is a study of the oaths sworn by subjects to kings of England between c. 870 and c. 1200. Who swore oaths to the king? When did they swear? What sorts of oaths were sworn? What commitments did swearing lead ...