England under the Norman and Angevin Kings, 1075-1225

England under the Norman and Angevin Kings, 1075-1225

by Robert Bartlett



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England under the Norman and Angevin Kings, 1075-1225 by Robert Bartlett

This lively and far-reaching account of the politics, religion, and culture of England in the century and a half after the Norman Conquest provides a vivid picture of everyday existence, and increases our understanding of all aspects of medieval society. There are colourful details of the everyday life of ordinary men and women, with their views on the past, on sexuality, on animals, on death, the undead, and the occult. The result is a fascinating and comprehensive portrayal of a period which begins with conquest and ends in assimilation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198227410
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 03/16/2000
Series: New Oxford History of England Series
Pages: 816
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.80(d)

About the Author

Robert Bartlett is Wardlaw Professor of Medieval History at the University of St Andrews.

Table of Contents

1. Political Patterns: The Struggle for the Succession, 1075-1225; The Cross-Channel Realm; Court Politics; Predatory and Punitive Rule; Rebellion
2. England and Beyond: England and the British Isles; England and the Wider World
3. Lordship and Government: Kingship and Lordship; Regality; The Household and Household Administration; Itineration; Assemblies; Territorial Administration; Royal Finances; Courts and Judgements; Records and Record-Keeping
4. The Aristocracy: The Structure of the Aristocracy; The Aristocratic Estate; The Life of the Aristocracy
5. Warfare: Waging War; Recruitment; Castles
6. The Rural Foundations: The Physical Framework; Population; Settlement Patterns; Land Use and Agricultural Techniques; The Manorial Economy; Rural Social Structure
7. Towns and Trade: Urbanization; Town Law; Urban Self-Government; London; Urban Unrest; The Jews; Trade, the Framework; Commodities; Coinage and Monetization
8. The Institutional Church: The Hierarchy; The Religious
9. Religious Life: Concepts of the Holy; Devotion; Saints and their Cults; Overseas Pilgrimage; Dissent
10. Cultural Patterns: Languages and Literature; Education and High Learning; The Visual Arts; Performance (Song and Music, Dance and Drama); The Value of the Arts
11. The Course of Life: Childhood; Naming Patterns; Love, Sex, and Marriage; Manners; Medicine and Healing; Death and the Dead
12. Cosmologies: Time; The World; The Chain of Being; Beings Neither Angelic, Human, nor Animal
Chronology of Political Events
The Sources
Index of Persons and Places
Index of Subjects

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