Comparative Perspectives On History And Historians Essays In Memory Of Bryce Lyon

Comparative Perspectives on History and Historians

Essays in Memory of Bryce Lyon (1920-2007)

edited by David Nicholas, Bernard S. Bachrach, and James M. Murray

Publication Year: 2012

The book features a section of appreciations of Bryce Lyon followed by three sections on the major areas on which Lyon's research concentrated: the legacy of Henri Pirenne, constitutional and legal history of England and the Continent, and the economic history of the Low Countries. Original essays by Bernard S. Bachrach, David S. Bachrach, Jan Dumolyn, Caroline Dunn, Jelle Haemers, John H. A. Munro, James M. Murray, Anthony Musson, David Nicholas, W. Mark Ormrod, Walter Prevenier, Jeff Rider, Don C. Skemer, and Marci Sortor deepen our understanding of Lyon's career and siginificance and further our knowledge of the areas in which he worked.

Published by: Medieval Institute Publications

Part 1. The Legacy of Henri Pirenne

Part 2. Constitutional and Legal History: England and the Continent

Part 3. The Low Countries and Economic History

Bryce Lyon and the Royal Historical Commission of Belgium

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pp. 13-18

Continuity in Late Antique Gaul: A Demographic and Economic Perspective

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pp. 27-50

Henri Pirenne at Work: Editing Galbert of Bruges

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pp. 51-74

The Urban Typologies of Henri Pirenne and Max Weber: Was There a “Medieval” City?

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pp. 75-96

A Victorious State and Defeated Rebels? Historians’ Views of Violence and Urban Revolts in Medieval Flanders

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pp. 97-118

Henri Pirenne and Particularism in Late Medieval Flemish Cities: An Intellectual Genealogy

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pp. 119-145

Ending English Exceptionalism: Bryce Lyon’s Legacy for Constitutional and Legal Historians

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pp. 149-168

The Good Parliament of 1376: Commons, Communes, and “Common Profit” in Fourteenth-Century English Politics

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pp. 169-188

Constitutional Discourse in Illuminated English Law Books

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pp. 189-214

“No more but hang and drawe”: Politics and Magic in the Execution of Sir Robert Tresilian, 1388

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pp. 215-242

Military Industrial Production in Thirteenth-Century England: The Case of the Crossbow Bolt

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pp. 243-256

The Notions of Honor and Adultery in the Fifteenth-Century Burgundian Netherlands

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pp. 259-278

The Case of the Disappearing Mintmaster

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pp. 279-288

Work, Business, and Investments: Economic Networks in a Fifteenth-Century City

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pp. 289-313

Coinage Debasements in Burgundian Flanders, 1384–1482: Monetary or Fiscal Policies?

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pp. 314-360

E-ISBN-13: 9781580441889
E-ISBN-10: 1580441882
Print-ISBN-13: 9781580441681
Print-ISBN-10: 1580441688

Page Count: 384
Illustrations: 5 halftones, 1 line drawing
Publication Year: 2012

OCLC Number: 835770504
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Medieval Institute Publications at Western Michigan University publishes occasional volumes in honor of significant scholars in fields where Medieval Institute Publications has a longstanding interest: vernacular languages, literatures and cultures; social history and prosopography; popular beliefs and their expression. This series also includes texts of significant public lectures or lecture series in the same fields.


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