This page indexes the various posts I’ve made which published, or republished, some source or other, as follows:
- From the Sources I: yer actual simony, translation of a pact between Bishop Sal·la of Urgell and Count Ermengol I of Urgell so that the bishop’s nephew, now known as Saint Ermengol, would succeed him if a certain sum was paid; the Latin is in IV below.
- From the sources II: the men of Gombrèn and Sant Joan de les Abadesses, exposition of a particular charter of Sant Joan that I’ve doubted for ages and had just got a facsimile of; no text as such but you can read the facsimile!
- From the Sources III: Sampiro on the not the eleventh-century Vikings, trying to pin down the evidence for a Viking sack of Tuy in Portugal and finding only evidence of other Viking attacks, here in a short extract from the Chronicon of Sampiro, along with quite a lot of other evidence in the comments supplied by various contributors.
- From the Sources IV: following up the simonists and Vikings, presenting the Latin of the simony pact described in I above and a particularly expressive charter mentioning a Viking attack on Northern Spain in 1015-1016.
- From the Sources V: Bede’s Letter to Egbert, a promotion of an old translation of that text and some Spanish comparisons about private monasteries.
- From the Sources VI: a longer more complicated piece of swearing, putting up the text of a Catalan feudal convenientia or agreement, one of the few things I think it is completely defensible to call feudal from this period.
- From the Sources VII: to demilitarise and to populate, a particular charter of which I’m very fond in which Count Borrell II hands over a frontier settlement venture to a monastery in medias res thus showing us some of what was involved in carrying one out; also features Guallus Prince of Cooks (or Goths).
- From the Sources VIII: the scribes who take us through the mutation documentaire, a close reading of changing modes of social organisation in a charter by a scribe who remembered the way it used to be…
- From the Sources IX: a network of dowagers, a post trying to raise questions about female aristocratic power via a set of countess’s wills
- From the Sources X: the most interesting document in the judicial administration of Carolingian Catalonia, at least as claimed by Josep María Salrach but you may well see what he means.
- From the Sources XI: wets and measures, about a complicated trial over water rights in frontier León to which my attention was drawn by an article of Wendy Davies’s
- From the Sources XII: successful crime and vicarious enforcement, a Catalan trial story this time, of someone who quite literally fought the law and, well, ran away apparently never to be caught, leaving his surety to take the hit, a man who then tried the same trick!
- From the Sources XIII: a Who’s Who of the tenth-century Caucasus, on a particularly tangled and revealing bit of frontier diplomacy in the time Emperor Leo VI in the other Iberia
Doubtless there’ll be more; I like doing this.