Author: William (of Jumièges.)

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198222718

Category: History

Page: 296

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The Gesta Normannorum Ducum is one of the most important sources for the history of Normandy and England in the eleventh and twelfth centuries, and contains the earliest prose account of the Norman Conquest. It was written by a succession of authors, the first of whom was William of Jumieges,who wrote for William the Conqueror. Later writers, such as Orderic Vitalis (d. c.1142) and Robert of Torigni (d. 1186), interpolated and extended the chronicle as far as King Henry I (1100-1135). The later accretions reveal much not only about changing attitudes towards the Norman invasion ofEngland, but also about views of the early Viking foundation of Normandy. Elisabeth van Houts's two-volume edition is based on a study of all forty-seven extant manuscripts of the Gesta, including the earliest surviving copy of c. 1100, hitherto unknown. The full original text of William of Jumieges is supplied, as well as the integral text of the subsequent revisionsand additions. Volume I contains Dr van Houts's introduction to the whole work, together with the text and translation of books i-iv. Books v-viii will appear in Volume II. The edition forms an important contribution to our understanding of Anglo-Norman politics.
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Festschrift für Dieter Geuenich zum 65. Geburtstag

Author: Uwe Ludwig,Thomas Schilp

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110210479

Category: History

Page: 849

View: 1936

This Festschrift celebrates the 65th birthday of Dieter Geuenich, who held the Chair of Medieval History at the University of Duisburg-Essen from 1988 to 2008; it contains 41 papers dedicated to him by friends and colleagues from the fields of historical onomatology, memoria and memorials in the Middle Ages and Early Medieval archaeology and history.
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Author: William (of Jumièges.)

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198205201

Category: History

Page: 362

View: 981

The Gesta Normannorum Ducum is one of the most important sources for the history of Normandy and England in the eleventh and twelfth centuries, and contains the earliest prose account of the Norman Conquest. It was written by a succession of authors, the first of whom was William of Jumieges, who wrote for William the Conqueror. Later historians, such as Orderic Vitalis (d. c. 1142) and Robert of Torigni (d. 1186), interpolated and extended the chronicle as far as King Henry I (1100-1135). The later accretions reveal much not only about changing attitudes towards the Norman invasion of England, but also about views of the early Viking foundationa of Normandy. Elisabeth van Houts's two-volume edition is based on a study of all fotry-seven extant manuscripts of the Gesta, including the earliest surviving copy of c. 1100, unknown until very recently. The full original text of William of Jumieges is supplied, as well as the integral text of the subsequent revisions and additions. Volume I contains Dr van Houts's introduction to the whole work, together with the text and translation of books i-iv. Volume II contains books v-viii. The edition forms an important contribution to our understanding of Anglo-Norman politics.
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Author: William (of Jumièges.),Ordericus Vitalis,Robert (de Torigni)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

Page: 362

View: 5323

The Gesta Normannorum Ducum is one of the most important sources for the history of Normandy and England in the eleventh and twelfth centuries, and contains the earliest prose account of the Norman Conquest. It was written by a succession of authors, the first of whom was William of Jumieges, who wrote for William the Conqueror. Later historians, such as Orderic Vitalis (d. c. 1142) and Robert of Torigni (d. 1186), interpolated and extended the chronicle as far as King Henry I (1100-1135). The later accretions reveal much not only about changing attitudes towards the Norman invasion of England, but also about views of the early Viking foundationa of Normandy. Elisabeth van Houts's two-volume edition is based on a study of all fotry-seven extant manuscripts of the Gesta, including the earliest surviving copy of c. 1100, unknown until very recently. The full original text of William of Jumieges is supplied, as well as the integral text of the subsequent revisions and additions. Volume I contains Dr van Houts's introduction to the whole work, together with the text and translation of books i-iv. Volume II contains books v-viii. The edition forms an important contribution to our understanding of Anglo-Norman politics.
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Author: F. Tolhurst

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137329262

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 347

View: 7184

Geoffrey of Monmouth and the Translation of Female Kingship provides the first feminist analysis of the part of The History of the Kings of Britain that most readers overlook: the reigns before and after Arthur's.
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From Raiders to Kings

Author: Lars Brownworth

Publisher: Crux Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1909979031

Category: History

Page: 215

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"Lars Brownworth’s The Normans is like a gallop through the Middle Ages on a fast warhorse. It is rare to find an author who takes on a subject so broad and so complex, while delivering a book that is both fast-paced and readable." Bill Yenne, author of Julius Caesar: Lessons in Leadership from the Great Conqueror "An evocative journey through the colourful and dangerous world of early medieval Europe" Jonathan Harris, author of Byzantium and the Crusades There is much more to the Norman story than the Battle of Hastings. These descendants of the Vikings who settled in France, England, and Italy - but were not strictly French, English, or Italian - played a large role in creating the modern world. They were the success story of the Middle Ages; a footloose band of individual adventurers who transformed the face of medieval Europe. During the course of two centuries they launched a series of extraordinary conquests, carving out kingdoms from the North Sea to the North African coast. In The Normans, author Lars Brownworth follows their story, from the first shock of a Viking raid on an Irish monastery to the exile of the last Norman Prince of Antioch. In the process he brings to vivid life the Norman tapestry’s rich cast of characters: figures like Rollo the Walker, William Iron-Arm, Tancred the Monkey King, and Robert Guiscard. It presents a fascinating glimpse of a time when a group of restless adventurers had the world at their fingertips.
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Der Kampf um Englands Krone

Author: Jörg Peltzer

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406697518

Category: History

Page: 432

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Der fast 70 Meter lange Teppich von Bayeux, der noch im 11. Jahrhundert entstand, ist wohl die berühmteste Bildergeschichte der Welt; darin eingewoben sind die dramatischen Begebenheiten des Jahres 1066. Der international renommierte Mediaevist Jörg Peltzer erhellt Hintergründe, Verlauf und Folgen des Konflikts um England und bietet eine umfassende Darstellung eines der zentralen Ereignisse der europäischen Geschichte des Mittelalters. Nach dem Tod Eduards des Bekenners stritten die Angelsachsen Edgar Ætheling und Harold Godwinson, der norwegische König Harald Hardrada und der Normannenherzog Wilhelm um England. Im Jahr 1066 verhalf das Schlachtenglück schließlich Wilhelm bei Hastings zum Sieg. Jörg Peltzer zeigt in seiner neuen, ebenso informativen wie fesselnden Darstellung der Eroberung Englands, welche weiteren Quellen (neben dem Teppich von Bayeux) über diese Ereignisse berichten – und macht deutlich, welche besonderen Probleme mit dieser Überlieferung verbunden sind. Er stellt zudem die Protagonisten vor, beschreibt ihre Heere und deren Kampfesweise, Waffenarten und Logistik, nimmt uns mit auf die Schlachtfelder an der Stamford Bridge und bei Hastings, schildert die Durchsetzung Wilhelms und seiner normannischen Gefolgsleute in ihrem neuen Reich und bietet schließlich einen Überblick über die Rezeptionsgeschichte des Jahres 1066.
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Author: Timothy Bolton

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300208332

Category: Danes

Page: 272

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A seminal biography of the underappreciated eleventh-century Scandinavian warlord-turned-Anglo-Saxon monarch who united the English and Danish crowns to forge a North Sea empire Historian Timothy Bolton offers a fascinating reappraisal of one of the most misunderstood of the Anglo-Saxon kings: Cnut, the powerful Danish warlord who conquered England and created a North Sea empire in the eleventh century. This seminal biography draws from a wealth of written and archaeological sources to provide the most detailed accounting to date of the life and accomplishments of a remarkable figure in European history, a forward-thinking warrior-turned-statesman who created a new Anglo-Danish regime through designed internationalism.
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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

Page: N.A

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Vols. for 1969-1970 consist of the proceedings of the Conference on British Studies, Pacific Northwest Section; summer 1971-winter 1972 consists of the proceedings of the Conference on British Studies at its Regional and National Meetings; spring 1979-winter 1980 includes proceedings of the Conference on British Studies at its Regional and National Meetings; spring 1983- includes proceedings of the North Americna Conference on British Studies.
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Proceedings of the Battle Conference

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

Page: N.A

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Author: Elisabeth M. C. Van Houts

Publisher: Variorum

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 356

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The Normans in France and England left a rich legacy in historiography and literature, which is the subject of this volume. Dr van Houts first deals with the Scandinavian inheritance, which together with contacts with Danish England and Byzantium led to an interesting mix of pagan and ecclesiastical themes. Next she analyses the propaganda that followed the Norman conquest of England, in which the panegyrics written by French clerks eager to gain favour contrast markedly with the almost unanimous condemnation of William's actions on the Continent. Included is the earliest history of the battle of Hastings written in England, here published with a new English translation. The last papers consider the role of women in the transmission of knowledge about the past: in their families they passed on memories, and their importance as commissioners, readers and informants of chroniclers must also not be underestimated.
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Author: Richard Gameson

Publisher: British Academy

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 190

View: 5738

This large reference work to manuscripts is the result of painstaking investigation into historical sources dating from the first seventy years of Norman rule. Gameson has identified approximately 900 manuscripts and has produced a detailed catalogue of authors, documents and their provenance. An essential reference tool to scholars of the period.
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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ireland

Page: N.A

View: 3108

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Tradition, Innovation and Memory

Author: Benjamin Pohl

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 1903153549

Category: History

Page: 313

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Interdisciplinary study of one of the most important texts of the Anglo-Norman period.
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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Includes sections, "Comptes rendus" and "Notes bibliographiques."
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