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Angevin Empire

ISBN-10: 0340741155
ISBN-13: 9780340741153
Edition: 2nd 2001 (Revised)
Authors: John Gillingham
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Description: At its greatest extent, the Angevin Empire stretched from the Scottish border to the Pyrenees. For fifty years it was the dominant political entity and "English" and "French" history were inextricably woven together. This study looks at how these  More...

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Book details

List price: $45.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 12/29/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

At its greatest extent, the Angevin Empire stretched from the Scottish border to the Pyrenees. For fifty years it was the dominant political entity and "English" and "French" history were inextricably woven together. This study looks at how these disparate territories came together, how they were ruled, and whether they truly constituted an empire. The new edition of this groundbreaking work has been thoroughly revised and carries two new chapters.

List of maps
Genealogical table
Preface to the Second Edition
Introduction
The empire with no name
The making of the Angevin Empire
France and England in 1150
The counts of Anjou
1128: the marriage of Geoffrey and Matilda
The war of Norman succession
The crises of 1151-53
Aggression and expansion, 1156-72
France
Flanders
Brittany
Scotland
Wales
Ireland
Toulouse
The end of the Angevin-Capetian accord
The king's children
Holding on, 1173-99
The rebellion of 1173-74 and its aftermath
Philip II Augustus
The Old King and Richard
Richard I: going on Crusade
The king in captivity
Recovery: administration, diplomacy and war
The geography of the empire
Mapping the Angevin Empire
Charters, law courts and justice
English royal revenues 1130-1220
Other revenues
The Angevin trading zone
Government
King and household
Central administration
The itinerant household
Provincial administration
Patronage
Royal and provincial custom
Cohesion?
The crisis of the Angevin Empire, 1199-1206
The war of Angevin succession
The revolt of the Lusignans, 1201-2
Defeat on all fronts, 1202-4
Holding the line, 1205-6
The causes of defeat
The end of the empire
The failure of grand strategy, 1214
The Capetian invasion of England, 1215-17
Government without cash: the minority of Henry III
The loss of La Rochelle
Conclusion
A Plantagenet culture? History, myth and architecture
Dynastic structure
Further reading
Index

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