Brittany and the Angevins: Province and Empire 1158–1203

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2000-10-30
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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The rule of the Angevins in Brittany is characterized usually as opening an isolated ‘Celtic’ society to a wider world and imposing new and alien institutions. This study, the first on the subject of Brittany under the Angevins, demonstrates that the opposite is true: that before the advent of Henry II in 1158, the Bretons were already active participants in Anglo-Norman and French society. Indeed those Bretons with landholdings in England, Normandy and Anjou were already accustomed to Angevin rule. The book examines in detail the means by which Henry II gained sovereignty over Brittany and how it was governed subsequently by the Angevin kings of England from 1158 to 1203. In particular, it examines the extent to which the Angevins ruled Brittany directly, or delegated authority either to native dukes or royal ministers and shows that in this respect the nature of Angevin rule changed and evolved over the period.

Table of Contents

List of figures and maps
Preface ix
List of abbreviations
Introduction 1(16)
Ducal Brittany, 1066-1166
Henry II and Brittany
The government of Brittany under Henry II
Duke Geoffrey and Brittany, 1166-1186
Duke Geoffrey, Henry II and the Angevin empire
The end of Angevin Brittany, 1186-1203
Conclusion 176(40)
1 The `Assize of Count Geoffrey'
2 The hereditary seneschals of Rennes
3 Angevin officers in Brittany
4 The right of wreck and ducal brefs de mer
Bibliography 216(21)
Index 237

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