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England under the Norman and Angevin Kings, 1075-1225

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ISBN-10: 0199251010

ISBN-13: 9780199251018

Edition: 2002

Authors: Robert Bartlett

List price: $62.00
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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.This was a period in which the ruling dynasty and military aristocracy were deeply enmeshed with the politics and culture of France. Professor Bartlett describes their conflicts, and their preoccupations - the sense of honour, the role of violence, and the glitter of tournament, heraldry, and Arthurian romance. He explores the mechanics of government; assesses the role of the Church at a time of radical developments in religious life and organization; and investigates the peasant economy, thefoundation of this society, and the growing urban and commercial activity. 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 portrayalof a period which begins with conquest and ends in assimilation.
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Book details

List price: $62.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/3/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 808
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.596
Language: English

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