William of Malmesbury: Gesta Pontificum Anglorum, The History of the English Bishops: Volume Ii: Introduction And Commentary by R.M. Thomson

William of Malmesbury: Gesta Pontificum Anglorum, The History of the English Bishops: Volume Ii…

byR.M. Thomson

Hardcover | August 15, 2007

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Gesta Pontificum Anglorum (History of the English Bishops) is one of the most important medieval texts written c. 1125 by one of England's key historians of the period, William, Monk of Malmesbury. It is a is a vivid narrative on the English Church, its bishoprics and monasteries, from c.600to William's contemporary era. Conceived as a companion piece to his Gesta Regum Anglorum, this historical work was a unique enterprise, and the result is a substantial book, elegantly written, full of original information, and characterized by intelligent interpretation and judgement. This second volume by R. M. Thomson contains an introduction and detailed commentary to accompany the Latin text and translation of the work, appearing in Volume I. The introduction presents and analyzes the reasons behind the work - its structure, its main sources and programme of research, and itsinfluence and significance. The commentary, linked to the Latin text, discusses problems and questions revealed by the work, and illustrations appear throughout.

About The Author

Born in Melbourne in 1946, Rodney Thomson has taught medieval history at the University of Tasmania since 1975. He has been a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Humanities since 1992, and for the last 20 years has collaborated with Michael Winterbottom in editing the historical works of William of Malmesbury.

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Title:William of Malmesbury: Gesta Pontificum Anglorum, The History of the English Bishops: Volume Ii…Format:HardcoverDimensions:441 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 1.18 inPublished:August 15, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019922661X

ISBN - 13:9780199226610

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Table of Contents

IntroductionThe Date of the Gesta PontificumStructure, Purpose, AudienceSourcesInfluenceCommentaryAppendix: Addenda and Corrigenda to GR