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  • Via brocardica : the development of brocards and the Western European legal tradition (c. 1160 - c. 1215) 

    De Concilio, David (University of St Andrews, 2022-06-16) - Thesis
    This thesis examines the historical development and the significance of a legal literary genre, brocards, from its birth in the 1160s until the stabilisation of brocardic collections around 1215. In particular, this work ...
  • Anglo-papal relations, c.1066-c.1135 

    Armstrong, Daniel Fraser (2022-11-30) - Thesis
    This thesis examines the relationship between the kingdom of England and the papacy during the reigns of William the Conqueror and his sons. It will act as the first comprehensive reconsideration of Anglo-papal relations ...
  • How Arthurian knights fought : reading late medieval romances with fight books 

    Bernardazzi, Laura Giorgia (University of St Andrews, 2022-06-16) - Thesis
    This thesis offers a new and interdisciplinary approach to depictions of fighting in late medieval chivalric romances by combining Arthurian literary studies with the emergent field of Historical European Martial Arts ...
  • The career of Robert of Thurnham, 1191-1211 

    Yarlett, Richard Paul (2007-06-21) - Thesis
    This thesis examines the career of Robert II of Thurnham a high ranking curial official, whose career in the royal service spanned the reigns of both Richard I [1189-1199] and John [1199-1216]. The thesis begins by ...
  • Livery and dule : dressing life and death in the late medieval Scottish royal household 

    Westerhof Nyman, Perin Joy (University of St Andrews, 2021-07-01) - Thesis
    This thesis examines the use of meaningful and symbolic dress at the late medieval Scottish royal court, arguing that group displays of colour-coded clothing, exemplified by livery and mourning dress, played key political ...

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