Professor Fredric Cheyette
Department of History
Amherst College




Ermengard of Narbonne and the World of the Troubadours (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2001)

Translations and editing:
Lordship and Community in Medieval Europe: Selected Readings (New York: Holt Rinehard and Winston, 1968 [reprinted New York: Krieger, 1975])

(with Susan R. Huston) Colette Beaune, The Birth of an Ideology: Myth and Symbol of Nation in Late-Medieval France (Berkeley, Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1991)

Section editor, Medieval Europe: politics, economy and society, A.H.A. Guide to Historical Literature (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995)


"Procurations by Large-scale Communities in Fourteenth-century France." Speculum 38 (1962) 18-31.

"La justice et le pouvoir royal à la fin du Moyen-âge français," Revue historique de droit français et étranger, 4me sér., 40 (1962) 373-94.

"Custom, Case Law, and Medieval `Constitutionalism": a Reconsideration," Political Science Quarterly 78 (1963) 362-90.

"Kings, Courts, Cures and Sinecures: the Statute of Provisors and the Common Law," Traditio 19 (1963) 295-349.

"Choice of Law in Medieval France," in Essays in Legal History in Honor of Justice Felix Frankfurter ed. M. Forkosch (Indianapolis, 1966) pp. 481-96)

"Some Notations on Mr. Hollister's `Irony'," Journal of British Studies 5 (1965) 1-14.

"The Sovereign and the Pirates, 1332," Speculum 45 (1970) 40-68.

"Suum cuique tribuere," French Historical Studies 6 (1970) 287-99. (Reprinted in Debating the Middle Ages: issues and readings, ed. B. Rosenwein and L.K. Little [Oxford, 1998])

"The Royal Safeguard in Medieval France," in Post Scripta: Studies in Honor of Gaines Post [Studia Gratiana 15] (Rome, 1972), pp. 631-52.

"B.N. ms. lat. 5954: the Professional Papers of an English Ambassador on the Eve of the Hundred Years War," in Economies et sociétés du Moyen Age: Mélanges Edouard Perroy [Publications de la Sorbonne, Etudes 6] (Paris, 1973), pp. 400-13.

"The Castles of the Trencavels: a Preliminary Aerial Survey," in Order and Innovation in the Middle ages: Essays in Honor of J. R. Strayer (Princeton, 1976), pp. 256-72.

"The Origins of European Villages and the First European Expansion," Journal of Economic History 37 (1977) 182-206.

"The Invention of the State," in Essays on Medieval Civilization ed. B. K. Ladner and K.R. Philp [Walter Prescott Webb Memorial Lectures 12] (Austin TX, 1978), pp. 143-78.

"Beyond `Western Civ.': Rebuilding the Survey. A Comment," Society for History Education: Network News Exchange, 23 (1977). [Reprinted in The History Teacher (Aug., 1977)]

(With Claudie Amado) "Organisation d'un terroir et d'un habitat concentré: un exemple méridional," in Habitats fortifiés et organisation de l'espace en Méditerranée médiévale ed. A. Bazzana, P. Guichard, and J.M. Poisson [Travaux de la Maison de l'Orient 4] (Lyon, 1983) pp.

"An Alternative to Linear Time: Jacob Burckhardt's Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy," Berkshire Review 20 (1985) 54-62.

"Review Essay: Maurice Keen, Chivalry," Journal of Social History 20 (1986) 355-63.

"Review Essay: Susan Reynolds, Kingdoms and Communities in Western Europe," Peasant Studies 13 (1986) 197-205.

"The `Sale' of Carcassonne to the Counts of Barcelona (1967-1070) and the Rise of the Trencavels," Speculum 63 (1988) 826-64.

(With Margaret Switten) "Women in Troubadour Song: Of the Comtessa and the Vilana," Women and Music 2 (1998) 26-46.

"Women, Poets, and Politics," in Aristocratic Women in Medieval France, ed. T. Evergates (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999), pp. 138-177.

"On the Fief de reprise," in Les sociétés méridionales à l'âge féodal: Hommage à Pierre Bonnassie, ed. Hélène Débax (Toulouse, 2000), pp. 319-324.

"Some reflections on violence, reconciliation and the ‘feudal revolution.' " in Conflict in Medieval Europe, ed. Piotr Gorecki and Warren Brown (Aldershot, 2003), pp.243-64.

"George Duby's La société dans la région Mâconnaise after fifty years: reading it then and now," Journal of Medieval History 28 (2002), 291-317.

(With Howell D. Chickering), "Love, Anger and Peace: Social Practice and Poetic Play in the Ending of Yvain," Speculum, 80 (2005), 75-117.

“Ermengarde et les troubadours de son époque,” Cahiers de Ventadour (2005).

Articles for the Dictionary of the Middle Ages: "Bastide," "Beaumanoir, Philippe de," "Cathares," "Chatelet," "Establissements de Saint Louis," "Inquest, French and Canonical," "Livre de Jostice et de Plet," "Simon de Montfort," "Toulouse, City and County," "Villages: Settlement."

Article for Medieval France: an Encyclopedia ed. W.W. Kibler: "Toulouse, Counts of."

Article for The Dictionary of the History of Ideas: "Feudalism."

Book Reviews:

W. Suerbaum, Vom antiken zum frühmittelalterlichen Staatsbegriff (Münster, 1961) A.H.R. 1963.

P.C. Timbal et al., La Guerre de Cent Ans vue à travers les registres du Parlement (1337-1369), (Paris, 1961) Speculum 1963.

Studies in Medieval and Renaissance History, I A.H.R. 1965.

R. Fédou, Les hommes de loi lyonnais à la fin du moyen âge (Paris, 1964) Speculum 1965.

M.H. Keen, The Laws of War in the Late Middle Ages (Toronto, 1966) A.H.R. 1966.

M. Rey, Le domnaine du roi et les finances extraordinaire sous Charles VI, and Les finances royales sous Charles VI (Paris, 1965) Speculum 1966.

W. Kienast, Der Herzogstitel in Frankreich und Deutschland (Munich, 1968) A.H.R. 1969.

Les Structures sociales de l'Aquitaine, du Languedoc et de l'Espagne au premier âge féodal (Paris, 1969) Annales, E.S.C. 1971.

J.R. Strayer, The Medieval Origins of the Modern State (Princeton, 1970) A.H.R. 1971.

P. Brock, Pacifism in Europe to 1914 (Princeton, 1972) History: Review of New Books 1972.

E. Peters, The Shadow King (New Haven, 1970) A.H.R. 1972.

P. Labalme, Bernardo Giustiniani: a Venetian of the Quattrocento (Rome, 1969) Speculum 1972.

J.R. Strayer, The Albigensian Crusades (New York, 1971) Speculum 1972.

J.B. Russell, Witchcraft in the Middle Ages (Ithaca, 1972) History: Review of New Books 1973.

J.B. Henneman, Royal Taxation in Fourteenth-century France (Princeton, 1971) Speculum 1973.

J.H.M. Salmon transl. and R. Giesey ed., François Hotman, Francogallia (Cambridge, 1972) History: Review of New Books 1973.

W.L. Gundersheimer, Ferrara (Princeton, 1973) History: Review of New Books 1973.

J.H. Smith, Joan of Arc (New York, 1973) A.H.R. 1974.

W. McNeil, Venice: the Hinge of Europe (Chicago, 1974) History: Review of New Books 1974.

E. Cox, The Eagles of Savoy (Princeton, 1974) The Historian 1976.

The Ancient State of the Court of Requests, by Sir Julius Caesar ed. L.M. Hill (Cambridge, 1975) History: Review of New Books 1976.

G. Holmes, The Good Parliament (Oxford, 1975) History: Review of New Books 1976.

R.I. Moore, The Birth of Popular Heresy (New York, 1976) History: Review of New Books 1976.

R. Vaughan, Valois Burgundy (London, 1975) Speculum 1977.

B. Kedar, Merchants in Crisis (New Haven, 1976) The Historian 1978.

J.B. Henneman, Royal Taxation in Fourteenth-century France: the Captivity and Ransom of John II, 1356-1370 (Philadelphia, 1976) Speculum 1978.

J. Gimpel, The Medieval Machine: The Industrial Revolution of the Middle Ages (New York, 1976) Journal of European Economic History 1978.

E. Jones and W. Parker (eds.) European Peasants and Their Markets (Princeton, 1975) Canadian Journal of History 1978.

M. Boyer, Medieval French Bridges: a History (Cambridge MA, 1976) Speculum 1978.

P. Partner, Renaissance Rome (Berkeley and Los Angeles, 1977) History: Review of New Books 1978.

M. Lambert, Medieval Heresy (New York, 1977) History: Review of New Books 1978.

D. Kent, The Rise of the Medici (Oxford, 1978) History: Review of New Books 1979.

R.E. Zupko, French Weights and Measures before the Revolution (Bloomington IN, 1978) Speculum 1979.

M. Goodich, The Unmentionable Vice (Santa Barbara CA, 1979) A.H.R. 1979.

Famille et parenté dans l'Occident médiéval (Rome, 1978) Speculum 1980.

D. Seward, Eleanor of Aquitaine (New YOrk, 1979) History: Review of New Books 1980.

J.R. Major, Representative Government in Early Modern France (New Haven, 1980) History: Review of New Books 1981.

B. Cursente, Les Castelnaux de Gascogne médiévale (Bordeaux, 1980) Speculum 1982.

La Culture populaire au Moyen Age and Le Sentiment de la mort au Moyen Age (Montreal, 1979) Speculum 1983.

F. Autrand, Naissance d'un grand corps de l'Etat (Paris, 1981) Speculum 1983.

C.C. Taylor, Village and Farmstead (London, 1983); T. Rowley (ed.), The Origins of Open-Field Agriculture (London, 1981); L. Cantor (ed.) The English Medieval Landscape (Philadelphia, 1982) Speculum 1984.

P. Partner, The Murdered Magicians: the Templars and Their Myths (New YOrk, 1982); Anne Gilmour-Bryson, The Trial of the Templars in the Papal States (Vatican City, 1982); S. Haworth, The Knights Templars (New York, 1982) Speculum 1984.

C. Platt, The Castle in Medieval England and Wales (London, 1982); D.J. Cathcart King, Castellarium Anglicanum (London, 1983) Speculum 1984.

P.S. Gold, The Lady and the Virgin: Image, Attitude, and Experience in Twelfth-century France (Chicago, 1985) Journal of Interdisciplinary History 1986.

C. Berman, Medieval Agriculture, the Southern French Countryside, and the Early Cistercians (Philadelphia, 1986) Speculum 1988.

W. Davies, Small Worlds: the Village Community in Early-Medieval Brittany (Berkeley and Los Angeles, 1988) The Historian 1990.

N.J.G. Pounds, Medieval Castles of England and Wales (1990) A.H.R., (1992)

Benjamin Arnold, Princes and Territories in Medieval Germany (1992), Journal of Interdisciplinary History (1994)

Linda Paterson, The World of the Troubadours (1993), Speculum (1995)

Susan Reynolds, Fiefs and Vassals (1994), Speculum (1996)

Raymonde Foreville, ed. Cartulaire de St. Etienne d'Agde (1997), Speculum (1998).

Aline Durand, Les paysages médiévaux du Languedoc (2000), Speculum (2002)

Kathleen Thompson, Power and Border Lordship in Medieval France (2002) Medieval Prosopography (2004)

Monique Zerner (ed.), L’histoire du catharisme en discussion: le concile de Saint-Félix (1167), (2001), Speculum (2004)

Hélène Débax, La féodalité languedocienne XIe - XIIe siècles (2003), TMR-L (2004)

Pierre Chastaing, Lire, écrire, transcrire. Le travail des rédacteurs de cartulaires en Bas-Languedoc (2001). TMR-L (2004).

Daniel Lord Smail, The Consumption of Justice: emotions, publicity, and legal culture in Marseille, 1264-1423 (2003). H-Law (2005).

Elaine Graham-Leigh, The Southern French Nobility and the Albigensian Crusade (2006). AHR (2006)

Works in progress:

The transformation of the European landscape from Rome to the Middle Ages