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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

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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…    
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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: 6.14" wide x 9.21" long x 1.60" 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