From Norman Conquest to Magna Carta: England 1066-1215 / Edition 1

From Norman Conquest to Magna Carta: England 1066-1215 / Edition 1

by Christopher Daniell, Daniell Christo, C. Daniell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415222168

ISBN-13: 9780415222167

Pub. Date: 08/05/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

From Norman Conquest to Magna Carta is a wide-ranging history of England from 1066 to 1215. Starting with the build-up to the Battle of Hastings and ending with the Magna Carta, Christopher Daniell traces the profound change England underwent in the meantime, from religion through court life to arts and architecture. This survey uses a combination of original

Overview

From Norman Conquest to Magna Carta is a wide-ranging history of England from 1066 to 1215. Starting with the build-up to the Battle of Hastings and ending with the Magna Carta, Christopher Daniell traces the profound change England underwent in the meantime, from religion through court life to arts and architecture. This survey uses a combination of original sources and sharp analysis to trace England's transformation after 1066. The Papacy became powerful enough to proclaim Crusades or challenge kings. The new monastic orders revitalized Christianity in England and spread European learning throughout the country. The new Norman conquerors changed the landscape with major building projects, new cathedrals and churches, and numerous castles in the countryside to defend the new lords. In 1215 the king's administration had become more sophisticated and centralized. The homelands in Normandy had been lost, forcing future kings to concentrate on England. The Magna Carta was signed in 1215 and would revolutionize the world in centuries to come.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415222167
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/05/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Peoples and Families, 1066-1215
3. Boundaries and Networks
4. Court Life and Power
5. Government and Justice
6. Religion
7. Economy and Society
8. The Arts in England
Postscript
Appendix: Significant Dates and Facts about the Monarchs of England, 1066-1215

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