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
- From the Sources XIV: the Raffelstetten inquest on toll, an enquiry by the régime of the Carolingian king Louis the Blind of East Germany about the trading that was done with the Slavs across the river Danube at this tiny place no-one’s ever heard of
Doubtless there’ll be more; I like doing this.