Cross, Crescent and Conversion: Studies on Medieval Spain by Simon Barton, Fellow and Tutor Peter Linehan

By Simon Barton, Fellow and Tutor Peter Linehan

This quantity is meant as a commemoration of the occupation of Richard Fletcher and his extraordinary contribution to our realizing of the medieval international. The seventeen papers integrated right here, written by means of many of the major students of this era, mirror the 3 major components of Fletcher's scholarly endeavours: Church and society in medieval Spain; Christian-Muslim family, either within the Iberian peninsula and additional afield; and, the background of the post-Roman international, with specific connection with the conversion of Europe. The individuals contain: James Campbell, Roger Collins, Judith McClure, Edward James, Roger Wright, Ann Christys, Bernard F. Reilly, Christopher Tyerman, Simon Barton, John Williams, James D'Emilio, Emma Falque, Peter Linehan, Peter Biller, Ian Michael, Esther Pascua, John Edwards, and, Ian wooden.

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55–74. 15, p. 50. 73 His claim that the Angli were so called because they lived in an angulus (ibid. 15, p. 50) between the lands of the Saxons and Jutes is utterly preposterous linguistically and on other grounds, but is generally treated reverentially. See the excellent analysis in Philip Bartholomew, “Continental Connections: Angles, Saxons and Others in Bede and in Procopius,” Anglo-Saxon Studies in Archaeology and History 13 (2005), 19–30, especially pp. 24–6. rome, canterbury and wearmouth-jarrow 37 Celtic survival.

No guest of his ever sat with an empty glass, or, indeed, a half empty one. In a long passage at the conclusion of The Conversion Fletcher describes the scene from his study window. It was pastoral indeed. 34 35 Episcopate, p. 143. St. James’s Catapult, p. 108. 16 james campbell Below were five Frisian cows “chomping” in a field of his. He reflects on how immemorial must be the short transhumance of beasts from the moors to lower land in Ryedale (where his house lay). He then turns his attention to the Ellerker Beck, a tiny stream on the edge of his grounds.

73 For present purposes it is enough to say that there is no other evidence to suggest that the inhabitants of the kingdom thought of themselves as Jutes, while there exist the letters of Gregory that show that around 600 they clearly regarded themselves as the Cantuarii or Cantware. The survival of a Celtic ethnic name for the inhabitants of the kingdom is all the more surprising, in that south-eastern Britain, and Kent in particular, almost certainly saw the earliest and the most intensive settlement of a Germanic speaking population, probably beginning even before the end of direct Roman imperial rule over Britain in 410.

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