William of Malmesbury: Gesta Regum Anglorum: Volume II: General Introduction and Commentary: Gesta Regum Anglorum by R. M. Thomson

William of Malmesbury: Gesta Regum Anglorum: Volume II: General Introduction and Commentary: Gesta…

byR. M. Thomson, Michael Winterbottom

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William of Malmesbury's Regesta Regum Anglorum (Deeds of the English Kings) is one of the great histories of England, and one of the most important historical works of the European Middle Ages. Volume II of the Oxford Medieval Texts edition provides a full historical introduction, a detailedtextual commentary, and an extensive bibliography. It forms the essential complement to the text and translation which appeared in Volume I.

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R.M. Thomson is Professor of Medieval History at The University of Tasmania. Michael Winterbottom is Corpus Christi Professor of Latin at The University of Oxford.
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Title:William of Malmesbury: Gesta Regum Anglorum: Volume II: General Introduction and Commentary: Gesta…Format:HardcoverPublished:March 1, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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IntroductionCommentaryBibliographyIndex of SourcesGeneral Index

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`the publication of this new edition of one of his great histories long available only in nineteenth-century editions and translations, albeit excellent ones for their times, is particularly a reason for rejoicing because it is the work of a trio of distinguised scholars ... this is not aslavish translation, but one set in good modern prose, an improvement, at least for modern readers, over the ninteenth-century versions ... for the reader who is willing to look up unfamiliar individuals and who is willing to read William of Malmesbury's text on its own terms, this edition is anapproachable place to start to read William's wonderful, ironic work of history.'Leah Shopkow, The Medieval Review