Journals Higher Education



Published: 09 August 2001

272 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719054556

Bookseller Code (06)


The lives of Thomas Becket

Michael Staunton

Published by Manchester University Press

Manchester Medieval Sources MUP

  • This collection tells the story of Thomas Becket's turbulent life, violent death and extraordinary posthumous acclaim in the words of his contemporaries
  • The only modern collection from the twelfth-century Lives of Thomas Becket in English and features all his major biographers, including many previously untranslated extracts
  • Providing both a valuable glimpse of the late twelfth-century world, and an insight into the minds of those who witnessed the events
  • By using contemporary sources, this book is the most accessible way to study this central episode in medieval history
  • Thomas Becket features prominently in most medieval core courses
  • This book allows the subject to be taught as never before, and is highly suitable as a set text

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