Making Agreements in Medieval CataloniaMaking Agreements in Medieval Catalonia

Bernat was essentially the same as the oath his father had made – a promise of fidelity and potestas – but the ... 179 The viscount promised to grant potestas to the bishop and to give the castle to the son of Guillem Umbert when ...

Author: Adam J. Kosto

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139432160


Page: 366

View: 129

This study examines the role of written agreements in eleventh- and twelfth-century Catalonia, and how they determined the social and political order. By tracing the fate of these agreements - or convenientiae - from their first appearance to the late twelfth century, it is possible to demonstrate the remarkable stability of the fluid structures which they engendered in what is generally thought of as 'feudal society'. The process of documentary change reveals the true nature and pace of the 'transformation of the year 1000'. Analysis of the convenientia as an instrument of power and its interaction with oral practices contributes to a deeper understanding of the role of the written word in medieval societies. Finally, a broad historiographical context establishes the significance of this study of Catalonia for a more general appreciation of the medieval Mediterranean world.

From The Viscount With LoveFrom The Viscount With Love

I made you a promise, Lavinia, and I keep my promises. I will not bed you until you are ready. And you are not ready. Yet. But you will be." Lavinia mulled over his words for a moment, realizing that she had viewed this entire trip ...

Author: Bethany M. Sefchick

Publisher: Bethany Sefchick



Page: 237

View: 770

Consummate rake, Lord Robert Tillsbury, the current Viscount Chillton - also known as Frost - is bored out of his mind and the Season is not yet at an end. So when Frost's good friend the Duke of Candlewood sends him on a mission deep within London's newest brothel, Lycosura, to uncover the truth about a woman known only as Ianthe, he can hardly resist the temptation. Except that there is far more to Ianthe than meets the eye and she becomes a puzzle that Frost is almost desperate to solve. Miss Lavinia Tremont, otherwise known as Ianthe, is living her version of hell on earth. The granddaughter of a duke, she has lost her place in Society and though is still chaste, knows that her place in life is now that of a fallen woman. Or is it? For when Frost frees Lavinia from Lycosura and installs her in his home as a long-lost relative, her world changes dramatically. When he takes her out into Society on his arm, she is even more terrified, believing that the secrets of her past might return to cause trouble for everyone involved. More importantly, she fears that she is falling in love with a man that she can never have. Especially once he discovers who she really is.

The Viscount s Promise Regency RomanceThe Viscount s Promise Regency Romance

If you like clean and wholesome, Regency romances with a twist of mystery and suspense, you will love The Viscount's Promise.

Author: Joyce Alec

Publisher: Weddings and Scandals

ISBN: 1799193691


Page: 124

View: 522

A mystery that surrounds Julianna's family could lead her to the man that steals her heart. Miss Julianna Newton is struggling to return to a society that does not want her. A year after her brother's death, she has been blessed with a kind sponsor, who helps her secure invitations to the most exclusive events of the London Season. Much to her surprise, she finds that one Lord Sharpe is determined to help her make the right acquaintances, due to a promise he made to her late brother, Francis.When Lord Sharpe and Miss Newton spend more time together, strange happenings occur, forcing them both to reconsider everything they thought they knew. Will they be able to find the truth, even though it is too late for Francis? And will Thomas really allow Julianna to marry a gentleman who cares nothing for her, when his own heart is already filling with affection? If you like clean and wholesome, Regency romances with a twist of mystery and suspense, you will love The Viscount's Promise.

The History of Henri de La Tour D Auvergne Viscount de Turenne Marshal General of FranceThe History of Henri de La Tour D Auvergne Viscount de Turenne Marshal General of France

... and one of them had the boldnels to go to his house next day and in the midst of a great company to whisper him and demand the performance of his promise : the Viscount ordered the money to be paid him , and before he related the ...

Author: Ramsay (Chevalier, Andrew Michael)


ISBN: OSU:32435020082491


Page: 516

View: 273

Pursued for the Viscount s VengeancePursued for the Viscount s Vengeance

'Promise me, Gil,' she said urgently. 'Give me your word you have relinquished this thirst for vengeance. It will not bring Kitty or Robin back, you know.' She stopped there, but Gil saw the concern in her eyes, the worry that she might ...

Author: Sarah Mallory

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781488021701


Page: 288

View: 600

Beneath that puritanical dress she was quite beautiful Viscount Gilmorton had never seduced a woman before but, as the only way to avenge himself on her deceitful brother, he was prepared to disgrace the buttoned-up Deborah Meltham. He was planning nothing more than to shame her, but not beyond repair. Gil would ensure that she came to him willingly, because if Deborah was as lonely as he thought, she should be receptive to him. Only Gil hadn't counted on his feelings for her changing—nor her reaction when she realized he'd been deceiving her from the start…

The Fatal Consequences of Ministl Influence Or the Difference Between Royal Power and Ministerial Power Truly Stated A Political Essay With an Appendix The Fatal Consequences of Ministl Influence Or the Difference Between Royal Power and Ministerial Power Truly Stated A Political Essay With an Appendix

... Earlot - Ilay said , The Privy Seal should be got , if he was a Month at London ; for it was but to put Viscount Garnock on the List of Priyy . Seal Pensions , in Place of some other , who would be as well satisfied with a Promise .

Author: Lord James Erskine Grange


ISBN: OXFORD:N11707085


Page: 61

View: 769

The theological works of viscount BarringtonThe theological works of viscount Barrington

9 , ( of the promise , wat ' eoxdu , ) “ died in faith ; not liaving received the promises ; " that is , the things promised , or either of them : namely , either the thing promised , Gen. xv . 18–21 , which was the reversionary ...

Author: John Shute Barrington (1st visct.)


ISBN: OXFORD:600005078



View: 206

Dark PromisesDark Promises

Blackstone and his brother, Viscount Danbury, stood on the other side of Jocelyn. Blackstone looked very uncomfortable, fiddling with his cravat as though it were strangling him and staring at the stark hole where Evelyn's casket would ...

Author: Diana Bold

Publisher: Tracy Liebchen



Page: 236

View: 402

Lady Jocelyn Layton is a young, widow who has no intention of ever marrying again. Her elderly husband left her completely independent, but her short marriage left her perfectly content to be alone. However, when her sister Evelyn goes missing, she is forced to turn to the one man who makes her pulse race. Inspector Sebastian Ness is trying to catch a serial killer, and he has no time to track down the whereabouts of a spoiled society lady, even if the most beautiful woman he's ever known is the one asking for his help. However, when it becomes clear that Jocelyn's sister might be yet another of the madman's victims, he is forced to work closely with her to find out what Evelyn knew before the killer strikes again.