William the Conqueror (The English Monarchs Series)

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9780300118759: William the Conqueror (The English Monarchs Series)
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Fifteen years in the making, a landmark reinterpretation of the life of a pivotal figure in British and European history In this magisterial addition to the Yale English Monarchs series, David Bates combines biography and a multidisciplinary approach to examine the life of a major figure in British and European history. Using a framework derived from studies of early medieval kingship, he assesses each phase of William's life to establish why so many trusted William to invade England in 1066 and the consequences of this on the history of the so-called Norman Conquest after the Battle of Hastings and for generations to come. A leading historian of the period, Bates is notable for having worked extensively in the archives of northern France and discovered many eleventh- and twelfth-century charters largely unnoticed by English-language scholars. Taking an innovative approach, he argues for a move away from old perceptions and controversies associated with William's life and the Norman Conquest. This deeply researched volume is the scholarly biography for our generation.

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"This is serious, definitive history, essential for undergraduates and academics... Bates gets as close to the subject as any medieval biographer could wish."-Dan Jones, Sunday Times -- Dan Jones Sunday Times "Bates has devoted a lifetime of learning to William the Conqueror and his age. In this definitive biography of the man who forever changed England with hisinvasion of 1066, Bates contends that a full understanding of William's place in history requires locating him in a longer period."-Tony Barber, "Best books of 2016", Financial Times -- Tony Barber Financial Times "Leading expert David Bates gives one of British History's headline figures the in-depth treatment... From his personality to the consequences of his military actions, this book will heartily extend your knowledge of 1066 and all that."-History Revealed History Revealed

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Verlag: Yale University Press Okt 2016 (2016)
ISBN 10: 0300118759 ISBN 13: 9780300118759
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Buchbeschreibung Yale University Press Okt 2016, 2016. Buch. Buchzustand: Neu. 169x242x55 mm. Neuware - Fifteen years in the making, a landmark reinterpretation of the life of a pivotal figure in British and European history 616 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9780300118759

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