The Feudal Monarchy in France and England


Author: C. Petit-Dutaillis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136203508
Category: History
Page: 440
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Originally published between 1920-70,The History of Civilization was a landmark in early twentieth century publishing. It was published at a formative time within the social sciences, and during a period of decisive historical discovery. The aim of the general editor, C.K. Ogden, was to summarize the most up-to-date findings and theories of historians, anthropologists, archaeologists and sociologists. This reprinted material is available as a set or in the following groupings, or as individual volumes: * Prehistory and Historical Ethnography Set of 12: 0-415-15611-4: £800.00 * Greek Civilization Set of 7: 0-415-15612-2: £450.00 * Roman Civilization Set of 6: 0-415-15613-0: £400.00 * Eastern Civilizations Set of 10: 0-415-15614-9: £650.00 * Judaeo-Christian Civilization Set of 4: 0-415-15615-7: £250.00 * European Civilization Set of 11: 0-415-15616-5: £700.00

The Feudal Monarchy in France and England from the Tenth to the Thirteenth Century


Author: Charles Petit-Dutaillis
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: N.A
Category: Feudalism
Page: 420
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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.

Later Medieval Europe

1250-1520
Author: N.A
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317890175
Category: History
Page: 372
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From the divine right of kings to the political philosophies of writers such as Machiavelli, the medieval city-states to the unification of Spain, Daniel Waley and Peter Denley focus on the growing power of the state to illuminate changing political ideas in Europe between the thirteenth and sixteenth centuries. Spanning the entire continent and beyond, and using contemporary voices wherever possible, the authors include substantial sections on economics, religion, and art, and how developments in these areas fed into and were influenced by the transformation of political thinking. The new edition takes the narrative beyond the confines of western Europe with chapters on East Central Europe and the teutonic knights, and the Portuguese expansion across the Atlantic. The third edition of this classic introduction to the period includes even greater use of contemporary voices, full reading lists, and new chapters on East Central Europe and Portuguese exploration. Suitable as an introductory text for undergraduate courses in Medieval Studies and Medieval European History.

Shakespeare's English Kings

History, Chronicle, and Drama
Author: Peter Saccio
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019988076X
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.

The Captive Queen and Eleanor of Aquitaine


Author: Alison Weir
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446457737
Category: Fiction
Page: 992
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A special bundle of one fiction and one non-fiction title from bestselling historian Alison Weir, both exploring the life of Eleanor of Aquitaine. The Captive Queen: It is the year 1152 and a beautiful woman of thirty, attended by only a small armed escort, is riding southwards through what is now France, leaving behind her crown, her two young daughters and a shattered marriage to Louis of France, who had been more like a monk than a king, and certainly not much of a lover. This woman is Eleanor, Duchess of Aquitaine, and her sole purpose now is to return to her vast duchy and marry the man she loves, Henry Plantagenet, a man destined for greatness as King of England. Theirs is a union founded on lust which will create a great empire stretching from the wilds of Scotland to the Pyrenees. It will also create the devil's brood of Plantagenets - including Richard Cœur de Lion and King John - and the most notoriously vicious marriage in history. Eleanor of Aquitaine: Wife of Louis VII of France and subsequently of Henry II of England and mother of Richard the Lionheart, Eleanor played a prominent part in the politics of the 12th century. In her biography, Alison Weir brings all the colour and ever-present dangers of Eleanor's world to life, filling the text with absorbing background detail and revelatory contemporary anecdotes. The result is a fresh and thoughtful perspective on the energetic 82 years of life of a determined and ambitious woman living with the sexism, excesses and violence of a society in which the word of a single man could condemn thousands to be put to death.

The Parliaments of Early Modern Europe

1400 - 1700
Author: M.A.R. Graves
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317884329
Category: History
Page: 240
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A comparative survey of the emergence and development of Parliaments in Catholic Christendom from the thirteenth century, the chief focus of this work is the period between the fifteenth and seventeenth centuries,when Europe was dramatically changed by the Renaissance, the Reformation and the growth of composite monarchies which brought together diverse territories under their rule. European Parliaments experienced a variety of challenges, fortunes and fates: some survived, even flourished, but others succumbed to powerful monarchies. By investigating the powers and privileges and responsibilities of these institutions, Graves illuminates the whole business of government - the nature of executive power, the relations of ruler and ruled, the restraints of consent, and the realities of the tension between central authority and local custom.

The Origin of Capitalism in England, 1400–1600


Author: Spencer Dimmock
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004271104
Category: Political Science
Page: 408
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In The Origin of Capitalism in England, 1400-1600, Spencer Dimmock has produced a challenging and multi-layered account of a historical rupture in English feudal society which led to the first sustained transition to agrarian capitalism and consequent industrial revolution.

Linguistica et Litteraria


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Modernization of the Western World

A Society Transformed
Author: John Mcgrath,Kathleen Martin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131745569X
Category: History
Page: 265
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This book focuses on the forces of social change and what they have meant in the lives of the people caught in the middle of them from medieval times through our current era of globalization.

Life and Work in Medieval Europe


Author: P. Boissonade
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486149773
Category: History
Page: 416
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Erudite yet readable work traces the economic evolution of Europe from 5th to 15th century. Focusing on working people, it covers breakup of feudal estates, development of small craft and large capitalist industries, and more.

The History of the Reign of Emperor Charles V

With a View of the Progress of Society in Europe, from the Subversion of the Roman Empire, to the Beginning of the Sixteenth Century
Author: William Robertson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Europe
Page: N.A
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The New Encyclopaedia Britannica: Macropaedia


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Page: N.A
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The Royal Touch (Routledge Revivals)

Sacred Monarchy and Scrofula in England and France
Author: Marc Bloch
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317517717
Category: History
Page: 442
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First published in English in 1973, The Royal Touch explores the supernatural character that was long attributed to royal power. Throughout history, both France and England claimed to hold kings with healing powers who, by their touch, could cure people from all strands of society from illness and disease. Indeed, the idea of royalty as something miraculous and sacred was common to the whole of Western Europe. Using the work of both professional scholars and of doctors, this work stands as a contribution to the political history of Europe.

Constitutions of the World


Author: Robert L. Maddex
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136217967
Category: Political Science
Page: 360
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From Algeria to Zimbabwe, Constitutions of the World is a guide to the constitutions and constitutional histories of eighty nations. It will prove an invaluable resource for any teacher or student interested in politics, law, human rights or the political history of nations across the world. Strucured alphabetically each chapter profiles one country in an easy-to-use format. For every country a wealth of information is to be found.

The Illustrated London News


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Feudal Society

Vol 2: Social Classes and Political Organisation
Author: Marc Bloch
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134955820
Category: History
Page: 224
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Discusses the social and economic conditions in which feudalism developed to offer an understanding of the processes at work in medieval Europe.

Der alte Staat und die Revolution


Author: Alexis de Tocqueville
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 318
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The Birth of Europe


Author: Jacques Le Goff
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405137266
Category: History
Page: 288
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In this ground-breaking new study,Jacques Le Goff, arguably theleading medievalist of his generation, presents his view of theprimacy of the Middle Ages in the development of Europeanhistory. "[A] superb and necessary book. This provocative assessmentfrom a lifetime of scholarship might help us to place ourselves,not just territorially, but in that other precious element ofhistory: time." The Guardian "A book that never fails to be informative, readable andprovocative. Le Goff... has been the bravest and best of championsfor medieval history. This book... is in every sense aninspiration." BBC History Magazine Praised by prominent figures in Europe and history including:Rt Hon Christopher Patten, CH, Former Member of the EuropeanCommission, and Neil Kinnock, Vice-President, EuropeanCommission.