The Angevin Empire

The Angevin Empire

by John Gillingham
     
 

At its greatest extent, the Angevin Empire stretched from the Scottish border to the Pyrenees. For fifty years it was the dominant political entity and "English" and "French" history were inextricably woven together. This study looks at how these disparate territories came together, how they were ruled, and whether they truly constituted an empire. The new edition

Overview

At its greatest extent, the Angevin Empire stretched from the Scottish border to the Pyrenees. For fifty years it was the dominant political entity and "English" and "French" history were inextricably woven together. This study looks at how these disparate territories came together, how they were ruled, and whether they truly constituted an empire. The new edition of this groundbreaking work has been thoroughly revised and features two new chapters.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“Brimming with argument and controversy every inch of the way a book which everyone interested in the period should read.” —Nigel Saul, History Today

“A model of how to write medieval history.” —Peregrine Horden, British Book News

“Much more that a synthesis: it stands as a work of original research.” —H.E. Mayer, Deutsches Archiv

“This concise, lucid and lively book provides readers with more than just a precise account; as the product of the author's own reflection, it will stimulate them to make up their own minds.” —Jean-Phillipe Genet, Le Moyen Age

“A prime example of how to write history in a lively and interesting style.” —France in Print

History Today Nigel Saul

Brimming with argument and controversy every inch of the way a book which everyone interested in the period should read.
British Book News Peregrine Horden

A model of how to write medieval history.
Deutsches Archiv H.E. Mayer

Much more that a synthesis: it stands as a work of original research.
Le Moyen Age Jean-Phillipe Genet

This concise, lucid and lively book provides readers with more than just a precise account; as the product of the author's own reflection, it will stimulate them to make up their own minds.
France in Print

A prime example of how to write history in a lively and interesting style.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780340741153
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
12/29/2000
Series:
A Hodder Arnold Publication
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.35(d)

Meet the Author

John Gillingham taught history at the London School of Economics, University of London

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