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Bouchard, Constance Brittain

Overview
Works: 45 works in 236 publications in 5 languages and 12,233 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Sources  Genealogy  Charters and articles of incorporation  Legends  Biographies  Bibliography  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, htt, Contributor, Translator, Other, Creator, Publishing director
Classifications: CR4509, 940.1
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Most widely held works by Constance Brittain Bouchard
The cartulary of Montier-en-Der, 666-1129 by Constance Brittain Bouchard( )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and Latin and held by 2,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The monastery of Montier-en-Der, on the border between Champagne and Lorraine, was one of the most important monasteries of the Middle Ages. Its cartulary, put together in the 1120s at the height of the monastery's prestige and wealth, is a crucial source of information for the history of west Francia before the twelfth century and is here published in full for the first time." "Constance Brittain Bouchard begins the edition with a history of the monastery, codicological information on the cartulary and the other manuscripts that contain copies of charters from Montier-en-Der, and a close discussion of the polyptyque and the forged charters found within the cartulary. The Latin text of each charter is preceded by a summary of its contents, including notes identifying place names and individuals. The edition also includes a chronology for the charters, a bibliography of works on the abbey, and several maps. With information on popes, kings, and counts, on manorial structures and the obligations of peasant tenants, and on monastic reform, the cartulary will be an essential resource for the study of religious history and of the middle ages in France."--Jacket
Strong of body, brave and noble : chivalry and society in medieval France by Constance Brittain Bouchard( )

22 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in English and French and held by 1,742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bouchard presents bold new interpretations of medieval literature as both reflecting and criticizing the role of the nobility and its behavior. She offers the first synthesis of this scholarship in accessible form inviting general readers as well as students and professional scholars to a new understanding of aristocratic role and function
Those of my blood : constructing noble families in medieval Francia by Constance Brittain Bouchard( )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 1,283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Focusing on the Frankish realm between the eighth and twelfth centuries, Constance Brittain Bouchard outlines the operative definitions of "family" in this period when there existed various and flexible ways by which individuals were or were not incorporated into the family group. Even in medieval patriarchal society, women of the aristocracy, considered outsiders by their husbands and their husbands' siblings and elders, were never completely marginalized; paradoxically they represented the very essence of "family" to their male children. Bouchard also engages in the ongoing scholarly debate about the nobility around the year 1000, arguing that there was no clear point of transition from amorphous family units to agnatically structured kindred. Instead, she points out that great noble families always privileged the male line of descent, even if most did not establish father-son inheritance until the eleventh or twelfth century. Those of My Blood clarifies the complex meanings of medieval family structure and family consciousness and shows the many ways negotiations of power within the noble family can help explain early medieval politics."--Jacket
Every valley shall be exalted : the discourse of opposites in twelfth-century thought by Constance Brittain Bouchard( )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In high medieval France, men and women saw the world around them as the product of tensions between opposites. Imbued with a Christian culture in which a penniless preacher was also the King of Kings and the last were expected to be first, twelfth-century thinkers brought order to their lives through the creation of opposing categories. In a highly original work, Constance Brittain Bouchard examines this poorly understood component of twelfth-century thought, one responsible, in her view, for the fundamental strangeness of that culture to modern thinking.Scholars have long recognized that dialectical reasoning was the basic approach to philosophical, legal, and theological matters in the high Middle Ages. Bouchard argues that this way of thinking and categorizing--which she terms a "discourse of opposites"--permeated all aspects of medieval thought. She rejects suggestions that it was the result of imprecision, and provides evidence that people of that era sought not to reconcile opposing categories but rather to maintain them. Bouchard scrutinizes the medieval use of opposites in five broad areas: scholasticism, romance, legal disputes, conversion, and the construction of gender. Drawing on research in a series of previously unedited charters and the earliest glossa manuscripts, she demonstrates that this method of constructing reality was a constitutive element of the thought of the period
Knights : in history and legend by Constance Brittain Bouchard( Book )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and Japanese and held by 1,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of knights, from their everyday lives to their clothing, training, heraldry and orders, as well as their role in literature and film, and the decline of traditional knighthood
Rewriting saints and ancestors : memory and forgetting in France, 500-1200 by Constance Brittain Bouchard( )

17 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thinkers in medieval France constantly reconceptualized what had come before, interpreting past events to give validity to the present and help control the future. The long-dead saints who presided over churches and the ancestors of established dynasties were an especially crucial part of creative memory, Constance Brittain Bouchard contends. In Rewriting Saints and Ancestors she examines how such ex post facto accounts are less an impediment to the writing of accurate history than a crucial tool for understanding the Middle Ages. Working backward through time, Bouchard discusses twelfth-century scribes contemplating the ninth-century documents they copied into cartularies or reworked into narratives of disaster and triumph, ninth-century churchmen deliberately forging supposedly late antique documents as weapons against both kings and other churchmen, and sixth- and seventh-century Gallic writers coming to terms with an early Christianity that had neither the saints nor the monasteries that would become fundamental to religious practice. As they met with political change and social upheaval, each generation decided which events of the past were worth remembering and which were to be reinterpreted or quietly forgotten. By considering memory as an analytic tool, Bouchard not only reveals the ways early medieval writers constructed a useful past but also provides new insights into the nature of record keeping, the changing ways dynasties were conceptualized, the relationships of the Merovingian and Carolingian kings to the church, and the discovery (or invention) of Gaul's earliest martyrs. --Provided by publisher
The cartulary-chronicle of St-Pierre of Bèze( )

5 editions published between 2019 and 2020 in English and Latin and held by 914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cartulary-chronicle of the Burgundian monastery of Bèze reveals how a twelfth-century monk viewed the 500-year-long history of his house
Three cartularies from thirteenth-century Auxerre by Constance Brittain Bouchard( )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and Latin and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With full annotation of people and places and English-language summaries, these cartularies make a valuable contribution to our understanding of this significant episcopal centre's history
Spirituality and administration : the role of the bishop in twelfth-century Auxerre by Constance Brittain Bouchard( Book )

12 editions published in 1979 in English and Polish and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sword, miter, and cloister : nobility and the Church in Burgundy, 980-1198 by Constance Brittain Bouchard( Book )

13 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Holy entrepreneurs : Cistercians, knights, and economic exchange in twelfth-century Burgundy by Constance Brittain Bouchard( Book )

21 editions published between 1984 and 2018 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The twelfth century was characterized by intense spirituality as well as rapid economic development. Drawing on unprecedented research, Constance Brittain Bouchard demonstrates that the Cistercian monks of Burgundy were exemplary in both spheres. Bouchard explores the web of economic ties that linked the Cistercian monasteries with their secular neighbors, especially the knights, and reaches some surprising conclusions about Cistercian attitudes
The Cartulary of Flavigny, 717-1113 by Flavigny (Monastery)( )

18 editions published in 1991 in 3 languages and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life and society in the West : antiquity and the Middle Ages by Constance Brittain Bouchard( Book )

6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cartulary of St.-Marcel-lès-Chalon, 779-1126 by St.-Marcel-lès-Chalon (Monastery)( Book )

10 editions published in 1998 in Latin and English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Knights : in history and in legend by Constance Brittain Bouchard( Book )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers both the historical reality of knighthood and the fabled knights of mythology. Illustrated with more than 400 full-color artworks, photographs, and illustrations
Spirituality and administration : the role of the bishop in twelth-century Auxerre by Constance Brittain Bouchard( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cartulary-Chronicle of St-Pierre of Bèze( )

1 edition published in 2020 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early twelfth century a Burgundian monk set out to tell the 500-year history of his monastery, embedded within a broader history of early medieval France. The Cartulary-Chronicle of St.-Pierre of Bèze is both a history of the monastery and a collection of its 331 charters, from its seventh-century foundation until the middle of the twelfth century. Bèze was a Benedictine house whose history included at least six incidents of sacking and destruction - and according to its twelfth-century chronicler it always recovered and emerged stronger than ever. Combining the history of Burgundy and Francia with the history of his house, John, the chronicler, created a past for Bèze as he wanted it to be remembered. Based on John's autograph manuscript, The Cartulary-Chronicle of St.-Pierre of Bèze is published here in full for the first time. While the monks of Bèze have often been overshadowed by their more famous neighbors, the monks of Dijon, this edition recounts the history of one of the oldest houses in Burgundy and gives it its proper due
The bishop of Auxerre in the twelfth century : spirituality and administration by Constance Brittain Bouchard( )

3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feudalism by Constance Brittain Bouchard( )

in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antiquity and the Middle Ages by Constance Brittain Bouchard( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Strong of body, brave and noble : chivalry and society in medieval FranceThose of my blood : constructing noble families in medieval FranciaEvery valley shall be exalted : the discourse of opposites in twelfth-century thoughtKnights : in history and legendSword, miter, and cloister : nobility and the Church in Burgundy, 980-1198Holy entrepreneurs : Cistercians, knights, and economic exchange in twelfth-century BurgundyLife and society in the West : antiquity and the Middle AgesKnights : in history and in legendAntiquity and the Middle Ages
Alternative Names

controlled identityBrittain, C. Dale

Bouchard, Constance B.

Bouchard, Constance B. 1948-

Brittain Bouchard, Constance

Brittain Bouchard, Constance 1948-

Brittain, C. Dale 1948-

C. Dale Brittain Amerikaans romanschrijfster

C. Dale Brittain escritora estadounidense

C. Dale Brittain shkrimtare amerikane

Constance Brittain Bouchard

Constance Brittain Bouchard écrivaine américaine

Constance Brittain Bouchard escriptora estatunidenca

سي. ديل بريتن كاتبة أمريكية

ブシャード, コンスタンス・B

Languages
English (177)

Latin (26)

Japanese (2)

French (1)

Polish (1)