From Domesday Book to Magna Carta, 1087-1216

Author: Austin Lane Poole

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780192852878

Category: History

Page: 541

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This illuminating book provides an account of a century and a half of English medieval history, beginning with the compilation of the Domesday Book and culminating in the issue of the Magna Carta and the subsequent civil war. A. L. Poole assesses the social and economic background to the period, the position of the monarchy, progress in education, church reform, and also studies the twelfth-century renaissance in literature and art, providing a full and detailed study of everyday life inEnglish towns and country in medieval England. 'a model of its kind ... has the unusual merit of being at once comprehensive and uniformly satisfying' TES 'an important and useful book, written and well written by a scholar of great learning and integrity' Guardian 'a volume that all medievalists will admire and use will remain, alike for historians and for the general reader, an indispensable and adequate possession.' Tablet 'the most brilliant andthe most exciting of the medieval centuries to be judged by the highest standards' TLS

Orbis Cisterciensis

zur Geschichte der monastischen ästhetischen Kultur im 12. Jahrhundert

Author: Jens Rüffer

Publisher: Lukas Verlag

ISBN: 3931836215

Category: Aesthetics, Medieval

Page: 507

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Uniting the Kingdom?

The Making of British History

Author: Alexander Grant,Keith Stringer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134791879

Category: History

Page: 320

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In Uniting the Kingdom? a group of the most distinguished historians from Britain and Ireland assemble to consider the question of British identity spanning the period from the Middle Ages to the present. Traditional chronological and regional frontiers are broken down as medievalists, early modernists and modernists debate the key issues of the British state: the conflicting historiographies, the nature of political tensions and the themes of expansion and contraction. This outstanding collection of essays forms an illuminating introduction to the most up-to-date thinking about the problems of British histories and identities.

Shakespeare's English Kings

History, Chronicle, and Drama

Author: Peter Saccio

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198028710

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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Far more than any professional historian, Shakespeare is responsible for whatever notions most of us possess about English medieval history. Anyone who appreciates the dramatic action of Shakespeare's history plays but is confused by much of the historical detail will welcome this guide to the Richards, Edwards, Henrys, Warwicks and Norfolks who ruled and fought across Shakespeare's page and stage. Not only theater-goers and students, but today's film-goers who want to enrich their understanding of film adaptations of plays such as Richard III and Henry V will find this revised edition of Shakespeare's English Kings to be an essential companion. Saccio's engaging narrative weaves together three threads: medieval English history according to the Tudor chroniclers who provided Shakespeare with his material, that history as understood by modern scholars, and the action of the plays themselves. Including a new preface, a revised further reading list, genealogical charts, an appendix of names and titles, and an index, the second edition of Shakespeare's English Kings offers excellent background reading for all of the ten history plays.

King John

An Underrated King

Author: Graham E. Seel

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 0857282395

Category: History

Page: 244

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Through contextual analysis and by reassessing the chronicle evidence, ‘King John: An Underrated King’ presents a compelling reevaluation of the reign of King John, England’s most maligned sovereign. With its thought-provoking analysis of the key issues of John’s reign, such as the loss of the French territories, British achievement, Magna Carta, relations with the church, and civil war, the volume presents an engaging argument for rehabilitating King John’s reputation. Each chapter features both narrative and contextual analysis, and is prefaced by a timeline outlining the key events of the period. The volume also contains an array of maps and diagrams, as well as a collection of useful study questions.

Anglo-Saxon England

Author: Frank M. Stenton

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019150128X

Category: History

Page: 810

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Discussing the development of English society, from the growth of royal power to the establishment of feudalism after the Norman Conquest, this book focuses on the emergence of the earliest English kingdoms and the Anglo-Norman monarchy in 1087. It also describes the chief phases in the history of the Anglo-Saxon church, drawing on many diverse examples; the result is a fascinating insight into this period of English history.

Variety in Written English

Texts in Society/Societies in Text

Author: Tony Bex

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134839960

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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Combining insight from a variety of linguistic perspectives including Hallidayan functional linguistics and relevance theory, Tony Bex demonstrates how written texts operate within society to convey meaning. This book:- * looks at a wide variety of written genres - advertisments, letters, poetry and literature * provides an accessible and comprehensive survey of genre theory * proposes a challenging new way of analysing genre which emphasises communicative function * unusually, considers the relevance of linguistic theories of genre to the study of literary texts. * includes numerous exercises and annotated bibliographies Variety in Written Discourse will be of interest to all students of language and communication. In addition, it will be an invaluable text for those interested in literature, as well as English for Specific Purposes.

Die Leis Willelme

Untersuchungen zum ältesten Gesetzbuch in französischer Sprache

Author: Jakob Wüest

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Anglo-Norman dialect

Page: 133

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