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Medieval Britain, c.1000–1500

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  • Date Published: April 2017
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521149679

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  • Though England was the emerging super-state in the medieval British Isles, its story is not the only one Britain can offer; there is a wider context of Britain in Europe, and the story of this period is one of how European Latin and French culture and ideals colonised the minds of all the British peoples. This engaging and accessible introduction offers a truly integrated perspective of medieval British history, emphasising elements of medieval life over political narrative, and offering an up-to-date presentation and summary of medieval historiography. Featuring figures, maps, a glossary of key terms, a chronology of rulers, timelines and annotated suggestions for further reading and key texts, this textbook is an essential resource for undergraduate courses on medieval Britain. Supplementary online resources include additional further reading suggestions, useful links and primary sources.

    • A truly integrated narrative of medieval Britain
    • Organised thematically, emphasising elements of medieval life over political narrative
    • Offers an up-to-date presentation and summary of medieval historiography
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    • Date Published: April 2017
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521149679
    • length: 388 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 174 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.78kg
    • contains: 19 b/w illus. 6 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of figures
    List of maps
    Preface
    Introduction
    Part I. The Empire of Britain:
    1. A century of conquest:
    1000–1100
    2. Francophone Britain:
    1100–1217
    Part II. Living in Medieval Britain:
    3. Peoples and languages
    4. Monarchy
    5. The State
    6. Establishing the Church
    7. The wealth of Britain
    8. The organisation of society
    9. Life experience
    10. Material Britain
    Part III. The Great Divorce:
    11. Redefining Britain, 1217–1337
    12. Scotland, 1306–1514
    13. Dynastic struggles, 1337–1485
    Conclusion
    Chronology of rulers
    Index.

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    Medieval Britain, c.1000–1500

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    David Crouch, University of Hull
    David Crouch is Professor of Medieval History at the University of Hull. He is the author of several books, including The Reign of King Stephen (2002), The Birth of Nobility: Constructing Aristocracy in England and France, 1000–1300 (2005), The Normans (2005), The English Aristocracy, 1070–1272: A Social Transformation (2011), Lost Letters of Medieval Life: English Society, 1200–1250 (with Martha Carlin, 2013), The Acts and Letters of the Marshal Family, 1156–1248 (2015) and William Marshal (3rd edition, 2016).

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