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England Under the Norman and Angevin Kings, 1075-1225

Robert Bartlett

Publication Date - October 2002

ISBN: 9780199251018

808 pages
Paperback

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Retail Price to Students: $55.00

Description

This lively and far-reaching account of the politics, religion, and culture of England in the century and a half after the Norman Conquest provides a vivid picture of everyday existence, and increases our understanding of all aspects of medieval society. There are colourful details of the everyday life of ordinary men and women, with their views on the past, on sexuality, on animals, on death, the undead, and the occult. The result is a fascinating and comprehensive portrayal of a period which begins with conquest and ends in assimilation.

About the Author(s)

Robert Bartlett is Wardlaw Professor of Medieval History at the University of St Andrews

Reviews

"Words of praise the author applies to the historians of his period can well be applied to this work, 'The quantity , quality, and variety are all alike impressive.'"--Albion

"startlingly clear and often unusual images of life under the Norman and Angevin kings." -- B.R. O'Brien, CHOICE Nov. 2000, Vol.38, No.3.

Table of Contents

    Introduction
    1. Political Patterns: The Struggle for the Succession, 1075-1225; The Cross-Channel Realm; Court Politics; Predatory and Punitive Rule; Rebellion
    2. England and Beyond: England and the British Isles; England and the Wider World
    3. Lordship and Government: Kingship and Lordship; Regality; The Household and Household Administration; Itineration; Assemblies; Territorial Administration; Royal Finances; Courts and Judgements; Records and Record-Keeping
    4. The Aristocracy: The Structure of the Aristocracy; The Aristocratic Estate; The Life of the Aristocracy
    5. Warfare: Waging War; Recruitment; Castles
    6. The Rural Foundations: The Physical Framework; Population; Settlement Patterns; Land Use and Agricultural Techniques; The Manorial Economy; Rural Social Structure
    7. Towns and Trade: Urbanization; Town Law; Urban Self-Government; London; Urban Unrest; The Jews; Trade, the Framework; Commodities; Coinage and Monetization
    8. The Institutional Church: The Hierarchy; Kingly Power and Priestly Power; The Religious
    9. Religious Life: Concepts of the Holy; Devotion; Saints and their Cults; Overseas Pilgrimage; Dissent
    10. Cultural Patterns: Languages and Literature; Education and Higher Learning; The Visual Arts; Performance; The Value of the Arts
    11. The Course of Life: Childhood; Naming Patterns; Love, Sex, and Marriage; Manners; Medicine and Healing; Death and the Dead
    12. Cosmologies: Time; The World; The Chain of Being; Beings Neither Angelic, Human, nor Animal
    Chronology of Political Events
    Bibliography
    Index
    Introduction
    1. Political Patterns: The Struggle for the Succession, 1075-1225; The Cross-Channel Realm; Court Politics; Predatory and Punitive Rule; Rebellion
    2. England and Beyond: England and the British Isles; England and the Wider World
    3. Lordship and Government: Kingship and Lordship; Regality; The Household and Household Administration; Itineration; Assemblies; Territorial Administration; Royal Finances; Courts and Judgements; Records and Record-Keeping
    4. The Aristocracy: The Structure of the Aristocracy; The Aristocratic Estate; The Life of the Aristocracy
    5. Warfare: Waging War; Recruitment; Castles
    6. The Rural Foundations: The Physical Framework; Population; Settlement Patterns; Land Use and Agricultural Techniques; The Manorial Economy; Rural Social Structure
    7. Towns and Trade: Urbanization; Town Law; Urban Self-Government; London; Urban Unrest; The Jews; Trade, the Framework; Commodities; Coinage and Monetization
    8. The Institutional Church: The Hierarchy; Kingly Power and Priestly Power; The Religious
    9. Religious Life: Concepts of the Holy; Devotion; Saints and their Cults; Overseas Pilgrimage; Dissent
    10. Cultural Patterns: Languages and Literature; Education and Higher Learning; The Visual Arts; Performance; The Value of the Arts
    11. The Course of Life: Childhood; Naming Patterns; Love, Sex, and Marriage; Manners; Medicine and Healing; Death and the Dead
    12. Cosmologies: Time; The World; The Chain of Being; Beings Neither Angelic, Human, nor Animal
    Chronology of Political Events
    Bibliography
    Index