Neither a feckless knight-errant nor a king who neglected his kingdom, Richard I was in reality a masterful and businesslike ruler. In this wholly rewritten version of a classic account of the reign of Richard The Lionheart, John Gillingham scrutinizes the reasons for the King’s fluctuating reputation over successive centuries and provides a convincing new interpretation of the significance of the reign. This edition includes a complete annotation and expanded bibliography.
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"Deserves to be regarded as definitive, and . . . will surely find its way on to the shelves of every student of the period. As befits the magnificence of his subject, Gillingham is a truly great historian."—Nicholas Vincent, Times Literary Supplement "There is enough violence and intrigue to appeal to any reader; one wonders why Richard's life has not been made into a movie. The book should appeal to any reader, and its mastery will be obligatory for any serious student of the period. . . . A splendid book."—Fred A. Cazel Jr., History: Reviews of New Books "An authoritative reading of Richard and his times . . . with a lively and engaging style that makes the book highly readable. The result is medieval political history at its best."—Scott L. Waugh, Albion "In John Gillingham, Richard I has found his most able biographer. This is a tremendous book and a great read compellingly written." —S. D. Church, English Historical Review
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Buchbeschreibung Yale University Press Feb 2002, 2002. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. Neuware - In this new account of Richard the Lionheart's reign, John Gillingham scrutinizes the king's fluctuating reputation over the centuries and provides a convincing revised interpretation. Neither a feckless knight-errant nor a neglectful king, Richard I was in reality a masterful and businesslike ruler. This paperback edition includes an updated bibliography. 380 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9780300094046