By Simon Barton, Fellow and Tutor Peter Linehan
This quantity is meant as a commemoration of the profession of Richard Fletcher and his extraordinary contribution to our realizing of the medieval international. The seventeen papers integrated right here, written by way of many of the prime students of this era, mirror the 3 major components of Fletcher's scholarly endeavours: Church and society in medieval Spain; Christian-Muslim relatives, either within the Iberian peninsula and additional afield; and, the heritage of the post-Roman international, with specific connection with the conversion of Europe. The participants 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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24 and 27, pp. 70–3 and 78–9. 25 On such letter books see below, p. 28. 28, pp. 102–3; see J. M. Wallace-Hadrill, Bede’s Ecclesiastical History of the English People: A Historical Commentary (Oxford, 1988), p. 42. 24 roger collins and judith mcclure letters dated to July 596, and in some cases more precisely to the 23rd of the month. 27 There are more of them than just the two quoted by Bede. 28 These include two Frankish kings, their grandmother Queen Brunechildis, the Patrician Arigius of Provence, the abbot of Lérins and several Gallic bishops.
5 and 7, p. 6, for the births of Theudebert and Theuderic respectively. For Chlotar II’s age see Gregory of Tours, Libri Historiarum X, 7. 7, ed. ii (Hanover, 1942), p. 330. 35 So Bede may have been mistaken in thinking that it was the barbarity of the Anglo-Saxons that worried Augustine’s monks. 36 So, he made another guess when he interpreted Gregory’s encouraging words to his monks as referring to fears of what lay beyond the Channel rather than on the route to it. In the light of what happened in the immediate aftermath of the death of Childebert II, it is hardly surprising that the expedition halted in the relative safety of Provence, far from the fighting in the north, in order to take stock.
241–87. 45 Jasper and Fuhrmann, Papal Letters, p. 70 rome, canterbury and wearmouth-jarrow 29 pontificate it averages out at just under forty six letters a year, and as can be seen from the two groups of such letters relating to the mission to Britain, the papal notariate under Gregory was capable of turning out from nine to thirteen such letters in a single day, thus producing a theoretical total of between three hundred and five hundred a year. Hadrian I’s edition was, therefore, also no more than a selection.
Cross, Crescent and Conversion: Studies on Medieval Spain and Christendom in Memory of Richard Fletcher by Simon Barton, Fellow and Tutor Peter Linehan