HUMS 644
Murder in the Cathedral: The Assassinations of Bishop Gaudry, Charles of Flanders, and Thomas Becket

Jeff Rider

Texts
Guibert of Nogent, A Monk's Confession: The Memoirs of Guibert of Nogent
Galbert of Bruges, The Murder of Charles the Good, Count of Flanders
Packet of photocopies with various articles and excerpts from various other texts
Course Schedule
January 29 Introduction
February 5 Guibert, Bk. I and Partner, "The Family Romance of Guibert of Nogent"
February 12 Guibert, Bks. II and III
February 19 Walter of Therouanne, The Life of Count Charles
Suger, The Deeds of Louis the Fat, c. 30
Herman of Tournai, The Restoration of the Monastery of Saint Martin of Tournai, c. 12-36

First short paper

February 26 Galbert of Bruges, The Murder of Charles the Good, Intro. and c. 1-31
J. Rider, God's Scribe, p. 1-38
March 4 Galbert of Bruges, The Murder of Charles the Good, c. 32-70
J. Rider, God's Scribe, p. 39-76
March 25 Galbert of Bruges, The Murder of Charles the Good, c. 71-1222
April 1 Abbott, St. Thomas of Canterbury, 11-26
Douglas, English Historical Documents, 749-807
Garnier's Becket, 1-5, 106-121

Second short paper

April 8 Douglas, English Historical Documents, 807-828
April 15 Abbott, St. Thomas of Canterbury, 27-99
April 22 Abbott, St. Thomas of Canterbury, 100-191
April 29 Rider, "Like Lambs to the Slaughter"
Abbott, St. Thomas of Canterbury, 192-212
Louis O. Mink, "History and Fiction as Modes of Comprehension"
Paul Ricoeur, "The Hermeneutical function of distanciation," Appropriation," "The Narrative Function"

Third short paper or single long paper

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