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From Domesday Book to Magna Carta 1087-1216 A. L. Poole (former Fellow, former Fellow, St John's College, Oxford)

From Domesday Book to Magna Carta 1087-1216 By A. L. Poole (former Fellow, former Fellow, St John's College, Oxford)

From Domesday Book to Magna Carta 1087-1216 by A. L. Poole (former Fellow, former Fellow, St John's College, Oxford)


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From the compilation of the Domesday Book to the issue of the Magna Carta, A. L. Poole charts life in medieval England, assessing the social and economic background to the period, the position of the monarchy, progress in education, church reform, and also studying the twelfth-century renaissance in literature and art.

From Domesday Book to Magna Carta 1087-1216 Summary

From Domesday Book to Magna Carta 1087-1216 by A. L. Poole (former Fellow, former Fellow, St John's College, Oxford)

This illuminating book provides an account of a century and a half of English medieval history, beginning with the compilation of the Domesday Book and culminating in the issue of the Magna Carta and the subsequent civil war. A. L. Poole assesses the social and economic background to the period, the position of the monarchy, progress in education, church reform, and also studies the twelfth-century renaissance in literature and art, providing a full and detailed study of everyday life in English towns and country in medieval England. 'a model of its kind ... has the unusual merit of being at once comprehensive and uniformly satisfying' TES 'an important and useful book, written and well written by a scholar of great learning and integrity' Guardian 'a volume that all medievalists will admire and use will remain, alike for historians and for the general reader, an indispensable and adequate possession.' Tablet 'the most brilliant and the most exciting of the medieval centuries to be judged by the highest standards' TLS

From Domesday Book to Magna Carta 1087-1216 Reviews

the standard work ... the most brilliant and the most exciting of the medieval centuries to be judged by the highest standards * TLS *
a model of its kind ... has the unusual merit of being at once comprehensive and uniformly satisfying * TES *
an important and useful book, written - and well written - by a scholar of great learning and integrity * Guardian *

About A. L. Poole (former Fellow, former Fellow, St John's College, Oxford)

Dr A. L. Poole (1889-1963) was Former Fellow of St. John's College, Oxford.

Table of Contents

1. Government and Society ; 2. Rural Conditions ; 3. Towns and Trade ; 4. The Conquest of Normandy (1087-1135) ; 5. The Anarchy (1135-54) ; 6. Church and State: Anselm ; 7. Church and State: Becket ; 8. Learning, Literature, and Art ; 9. The Celtic Fringe (a) Scotland, (b) Wales, (c) Ireland ; 10. The Angevin Empire (1154-89) ; 11. The Loss of Normandy (1189-1204) ; 12. Justice and Finance ; 13. King John and the Interdict (1204-13) ; 14. King John and the Charter (1213-16) ; Bibliography ; Index

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GOR001379559
9780192852878
0192852876
From Domesday Book to Magna Carta 1087-1216 by A. L. Poole (former Fellow, former Fellow, St John's College, Oxford)
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
1993-08-19
560
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