Author: Marjorie Chibnall

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719049132

Category: History

Page: 168

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The debate on the Norman Conquest is still ongoing. Because of the great interest that has always been shown in the subject of conquest and its aftermath, interpretations have been numerous and conflicting; students bewildered by controversies may find this book a useful guide through the morass of literature. In the medieval period writers were still deeply involved in the legal and linguistic consequences of the Norman victory. Later the issues became direcly relevant to debates about constitutional rights; the theory of a "Norman yoke" provided first a call for revolution and, by the 19th century, a romantic vision of a lost Saxon paradise. When history became a subject for academic study controversies still raged round such subjects as Saxon versus Norman institutions. These have gradually been replaced in a broader social setting where there is more room for consensus. Interest has now moved to such subjects as peoples and races, frontier societies, women's studies and colonialism. Changing perspectives have shown the advantage of studying a period from the late 10th to the early 13th century rather than one beginning in 1066.
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From the Norman Conquest, in 1066. To the Year, 1803. From which Last-mentioned Epoch it is Continued Downwards in the Work Entitled, "Cobbett's Parliamentary Debates" ...

Author: William Cobbett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

Page: N.A

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From the Norman Conquest, in 1066. to the Year, 1803. from which Last-mentioned Epoch it is Continued Downwards in the Work Entitled, "Cobbett's Parliamentary Debates." ...

Author: Great Britain. Parliament

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

Page: N.A

View: 541

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Author: Christopher Harper-Bill,Elisabeth Van Houts

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 9781843833413

Category: History

Page: 298

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This is an introduction to the history of England and Normandy in the 11th and 12th centuries. Within the broad field of cultural history, there are discussions of language, literature, the writing of history and ecclesiastical architecture.
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Author: Siobhan Brownlie

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 1843838524

Category: History

Page: 227

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In an innovative approach drawn from Memory Studies, this book seeks to uncover how the Norman Conquest is popularly "remembered".
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Essays in Honour of Ann Williams

Author: David Roffe

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 1843837943

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 8747

The dynamics of medieval societies in England and beyond form the focus of these essays on the Anglo-Norman world.
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From the Norman Conquest, in 1066, to the Year, 1803. From which Last-mentioned Epoch it is Continued Downwards in the Work Entitled: "Cobbett's Parliamentary Debates".

Author: Great Britain. Parliament

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

Page: N.A

View: 5861

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Author: David Roffe

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 1783270195

Category: History

Page: 374

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New light is shed on the motives and objectives for the compiling of the still-mysterious Domesday Book, revolutionising our understanding of the period.
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A New Introduction

Author: Richard Huscroft

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317866266

Category: History

Page: 392

View: 1968

The Norman Conquest was one of the most significant events in European history. Over forty years from 1066, England was traumatised and transformed. The Anglo-Saxon ruling class was eliminated, foreign elites took control of Church and State, and England's entire political, social and cultural orientation was changed. Out of the upheaval which followed the Battle of Hastings, a new kind of Englishness emerged and the priorities of England's new rulers set the kingdom on the political course it was to follow for the rest of the Middle Ages. However, the Norman Conquest was more than a purely English phenomenon, for Wales, Scotland and Normandy were all deeply affected by it too. This book's broad sweep successfully encompasses these wider British and French perspectives to offer a fresh, clear and concise introduction to the events which propelled the two nations into the Middle Ages and dramatically altered the course of history.
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From Slaves to Super-Yachts: A 2,000-Year History

Author: John Kampfner

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405519738

Category: History

Page: 480

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From the Orwell Prize shortlisted author of Freedom for Sale, The Rich is the fascinating history of how economic elites from ancient Egypt to the present day have gained and spent their money. Starting with the Romans and Ancient Egypt and culminating with the oligarchies of modern Russia and China, it compares and contrasts the rich and powerful down the ages and around the world. What unites them? Have the same instincts of entrepreneurship, ambition, vanity, greed and philanthropy applied throughout? As contemporary politicians, economists and the public wrestle with the inequities of our time - the parallel world inhabited by the ultra-wealthy at a time of broader hardship - it is salutary to look to history for explanations. This book synthesises thousands of years of human behaviour and asks the question: is the development of the globalised super-rich over the past twenty years anything new?
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Die Geburt Europas aus dem Mittelalter

Author: Tom Holland

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 3608101446

Category: History

Page: 518

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Mit »Millenium« schließt Tom Holland an seinen weltweiten Erfolg »Persisches Feuer« an. Anno Domini 900: Von drei Himmelsrichtungen durch unerbittliche Feinde bedrängt, während in der vierten Richtung nur der Ozean lag, schien es, dass der christlichen Bevölkerung keinerlei Spielraum mehr blieb. Und im Schatten des Jahrtausendwechsels befürchteten viele, dass der Antichrist erscheinen würde, um die Welt in Blut zu ertränken und ihr Ende anzukünden. Doch das Christentum brach nicht zusammen. Vielmehr wurde in den Erschütterungen jener furchtbaren Zeiten eine neue Zivilisation geschmiedet. In weit ausholendem epischem Zugriff, der uns von der Kreuzigung Christi zum Ersten Kreuzzug mitnimmt, vom Prunk Konstantinopels zu den trostlosen Küsten Kanadas, ist »Millennium« die brillante Darstellung einer schicksalsträchtigen Revolution: dem Auftauchen Westeuropas als einer unterscheidbaren, expansionistischen Macht.
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Its Causes, and Its Consequences, in England, Scotland, Ireland, and on the Continent

Author: Augustin Thierry,William Hazlitt

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108030246

Category: History

Page: 486

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This 1847 translation of the French original of 1825 traces Norman involvement in England from Roman times to 1137.
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Author: Agnes Strickland,Elizabeth Strickland

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108019749

Category: History

Page: 720

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Volume 5 of this influential Victorian study focuses on seventeenth-century queens, including Anne of Denmark.
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Same-Sex Love from "Beowulf" to "Angels in America"

Author: Allen J. Frantzen

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226260921

Category: History

Page: 369

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Since the publication of John Boswell's Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality, historians have accepted the view that the early Middle Ages tolerated and even fostered same-sex relations and that intolerance of homosexuality developed only late in the medieval period. In this extraordinary study, Allen J. Frantzen challenges this long-held belief, showing that the early medieval Church did not tolerate same-sex acts, and, furthermore, that men and women during this time who preferred homosexual relations pursued their desires in spite of official sanctions. The early medieval period was, Frantzen argues, an age before people recognized the existence - or the possibility - of the "closet."
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Author: James Ingram

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5876473529

Category: History

Page: 463

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With an English Translation, and Notes, Critical and Explanatory to Which Are Added Chronological, Topographical, and Glossarial Indices. A short grammar of the anglosaxon language; a new map of the England during the heptarchy; plates of coins, & c.
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