The booklet collects a range of the papers awarded on the assembly held within the context of the Joint Programme at the hyperlinks among organic and Cultural range (JP-BiCuD). spotting the inextricable hyperlink among organic and cultural variety, the United countries academic clinical and Cultural association (UNESCO) and the Secretariat of the conference on organic range (SCBD) joined forces, and in 2010 introduced the Joint Programme at the hyperlinks among organic and Cultural range (JP-BiCuD). the 1st assembly for the implementation of the JP-BiCuD was once held in Florence (Italy) in April 2014 and produced the UNESCO-sCBD Florence assertion, which highlights the concept that of biocultural range. the eu rural territory is predominantly a biocultural, multi-functional panorama, delivering an important and powerful area for integration of organic and cultural range, suggesting the necessity to revise a number of the present suggestions for the evaluation and administration of biodiversity.
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17; Douglas, Domesday Monachorum, pp. 28-31 and passim. 4 Lloyd, History of Wales, ii. 373-6; Wightman, 'The Palatine Earldom of William FitzOsbern', pp. H. Herefordshire, i. 274-80; Nelson, The Normans in South Wales, pp. 29-33. , 1069, D (p. 149). 6 Stenton, English Feudalism, p. 137, note 1. 7 Cf. , pp. 584-5. html[3/30/2011 10:09:14 AM] next page > page_35 < previous page page_35 next page > Page 35 d'Auffai's troop;1 one such unit may even be shown in action on the Bayeux Tapestry in the scene where 'Odo episcopus baculum tenens confortat pueros',2 if 'puer' here has the sense of 'vassal'.
1 But it does mean that the survivors of the lesser English landowning class could not hope to retain more than a fraction of their former lands, and then only as tenants of some Norman lord. 3 The Norman hold upon the English Church and its property was scarcely relaxed in the course of Henry's reign. 6 In terms of property, grants of English lands and churches to Norman monasteries did not cease either. Saint-Georges-de-Boscherville and Aumale, for example, were refounded as Benedictine houses in 1114 and 1120 respectively, and appear to have received their English properties at the time 1 Stenton, in 'English Families', says most of what there is to be said at present about English survival.
225-6; (ed. Chibnall), ii. 268-70. 1 It is difficult to say just how far the Normans were interested in the middle ranks of the ecclesiastical hierarchy in England. The cathedral constitutions established at Lincoln, York, and Salisbury by Bishop Remigius, Archbishop Thomas I, and St. 9 It is a commonplace that the arrival of Norman or French superiors brought profound changes into the life and 1 Note on The Provenance of the Bishops of English Sees, below, pp. 49-51. 2 For the assimilation of English cathedral constitutions and diocesan organization to those of Normandy, below, pp.