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England Under the Norman and Angevin Kings, 1075-1225

£20.99

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Includes original dust cover. One 50p coin-sized tear in the side of the dust cover (see second picture). Some scratching and denting to cover as well as some minor scuff marks on the page edges. Inside the pages are very clean with no marking. Contains 14 black and white plates.



This vivid and and comprehensive account of the politics, religion, and culture of England in the century and a half after the Norman Conquest lays bare the patterns of everyday life, and increases our understanding of medieval society at a time when England was more closely tied to Europe than ever before.This was a period in which the ruling dynasty and military aristocracy were deeply enmeshed with the politics and culture of France. The book describes their conflicts and their preoccupations: the sense of honour, the role of violence, and the glitter of tournament, heraldry, and Arthurian romance. The author explores the mechanics of their government, and analyses the part played by the Church at a time of radical developments in religious life and organization. He investigates the role of ordinary men and women: the fundamental importance of the peasant economy, the growing urban and commercial arenas; and also their outlook on the world, including their views on the past; on sexuality; on animals; on death, the undead and the occult. The result is a fascinating and complex account of a period which begins with conquest and ends in assimilation.

Item details

Author(s):
Bartlett, Robert
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
16 x 24 x 4.5 cm
Edition:
1st
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0198227418
ISBN-13:
9780198227410
Number of pages:
772
Publisher:
Oxford University Press (2000)
Title:
England Under the Norman and Angevin Kings, 1075-1225

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Includes original dust cover. One 50p coin-sized tear in the side of the dust cover (see second picture). Some scratching and denting to cover as well as some minor scuff marks on the page edges. Inside the pages are very clean with no marking. Contains 14 black and white plates.



This vivid and and comprehensive account of the politics, religion, and culture of England in the century and a half after the Norman Conquest lays bare the patterns of everyday life, and increases our understanding of medieval society at a time when England was more closely tied to Europe than ever before.This was a period in which the ruling dynasty and military aristocracy were deeply enmeshed with the politics and culture of France. The book describes their conflicts and their preoccupations: the sense of honour, the role of violence, and the glitter of tournament, heraldry, and Arthurian romance. The author explores the mechanics of their government, and analyses the part played by the Church at a time of radical developments in religious life and organization. He investigates the role of ordinary men and women: the fundamental importance of the peasant economy, the growing urban and commercial arenas; and also their outlook on the world, including their views on the past; on sexuality; on animals; on death, the undead and the occult. The result is a fascinating and complex account of a period which begins with conquest and ends in assimilation.

Author(s):
Bartlett, Robert
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
16 x 24 x 4.5 cm
Edition:
1st
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0198227418
ISBN-13:
9780198227410
Number of pages:
772
Publisher:
Oxford University Press (2000)
Title:
England Under the Norman and Angevin Kings, 1075-1225

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