The Oxford Illustrated History of Medieval England

Paperback | November 1, 2000

EditorNigel Saul

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This richly illustrated book provides a comprehensive introduction to medieval England. Written by expert scholars and drawing on the latest research, it offers an authoritative survey of the years from the departure of the Roman legions to the Battle of Bosworth. The middle ages were a time of profound diversity and change. The main political themes are explored in three narrative chapters, covering the Anglo-Saxon period, the Normans and Angevins, and the late middle ages. Chapters on the social, cultural, and religious life of the period add context tothe political and institutional developments traced and cover topics as varied as the nature of national identity, urban life, art and architecture, religious practice, and the development of vernacular literature. 180 illustrations, maps, family trees, a chronology, guide to further reading, and a full index make this an indispensable guide to England in the middle ages.

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This richly illustrated book provides a comprehensive introduction to medieval England. Written by expert scholars and drawing on the latest research, it offers an authoritative survey of the years from the departure of the Roman legions to the Battle of Bosworth. The middle ages were a time of profound diversity and change. The main...

Nigel Saul is Reader in Medieval History, Royal Holloway, University of London.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.71 inPublished:November 1, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192893246

ISBN - 13:9780192893246

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Table of Contents

List of Colour Plates; List of Maps and Family Trees; List of Contributors;1. Saul: Medieval England: Identity, Politics, and Society2. Nelson: Anglo-Saxon England, c.500-10663. Garnett: Conquered England, 1066-12154. Given-Wilson: Late Medieval England, 1215-14855. Dyer: The Economy and Society6. Leyser: Piety, Religion, and the Church7. Coldstream: The Visual Arts8. Pearsall: Language and LiteratureEditor's PostscriptFurther Reading; Chronology; Family Trees; Illustration Sources; Index

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"1,000 years of English history from Roman to Tudor times are packed into a fine illustrated coverage which packs in details on social, cultural and historical changes of the times."--Midwest Review
"This fascinating book serves as a comprehensive introduction to medieval England. Concisely written and profusely illustrated, this is an indispensable guide to England in the Middle Ages."--Books Magazine