Political Development of the British Isles, 1100-1400

ISBN-10: 0198206046

ISBN-13: 9780198206040

Edition: 1995 (Revised)

Authors: Robin Frame
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Description: All too often British history means English history and the histories of Wales, Scotland and Ireland are left to scholars of the 'Celtic Fringe'. In this clear and authoritative introduction to the medieval history of the British Isles, the four countries are viewed together, revealing the similarities and contrasts between the different regions. During the period 1100-1400 the British Isles formed a political sphere of great complexity, and were closely integrated with continental Europe. The most dynamic power was that represented by the Anglo-Norman aristocracy, church and monarchy, and their successor, the Plantagenet state. Robin Frame traces the expansion of this power, which by 1300 had embraced the whole of Wales and much of Ireland. He examines how the Scottish kings alone sustained and extended rival orbit, and how the prolonged clash between the two monarchies eventually loosened the control of each other over its Gaelic fringes. For this Clarendon Paperback edition, Professor Frame has added a new bibliographical essay, surveying recent work in what is becoming a thriving area of study.

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Book details

List price: $69.00
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/31/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 278
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Robin Frame is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Durham

Preface
Introduction
Ascendancy and Assimilation, 1100-1270
the British Isles in 1100: Political Perceptions and the Geography of Power
Empires, Continental and British
the Aristocratic Nexus
the Expansion of Royal Government
Kings and Princes
Incorporations and Divisions, 1270-1400
the British Isles in an Age of War
Jurisdiction and Conquest: the Reign of Edward I
Political Communities
on the Margins
Further Reading
Some Recent Writings, 1994
Index
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