William of Malmesbury

William of Malmesbury by Rodney M. Thomson
Publisher : Boydell Press
Release : 2003
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William was a historian, biblical commentator, biographer and classicist; his intellectual achievement is studied here.

Witchcraft in Europe, 400-1700

Witchcraft in Europe, 400-1700 by Alan Kors
Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
Release : 2001
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A thoroughly revised, greatly expanded edition of the most important documentary history of European witchcraft ever published.

Glastonbury Abbey and the Arthurian Tradition

Glastonbury Abbey and the Arthurian Tradition by James P. Carley
Publisher : Boydell & Brewer
Release : 2001
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The essays in this volume, some reprinted in their original form and some extensively revised, are concerned with the Arthurian traditions associated with Glastonbury Abbey. Certain of the essays are analytic and others provide editions of hitherto unknown texts. They all examine ways in which legendary materials and historical facts interconnected in the process by which Glastonbury Abbey came to present itself, nationally and internationally, as the custodian of King Arthur's relics and the burial place of Joseph of Arimathea, and the importance, political and ecclesiastical, that it derived from the connection. Professor JAMES CARLEY is the author of Glastonbury Abbey: The Holy House at the Head of the Moors Adventurous and a past editor of Arthurian Literature. Topics: Glastonbury Legends (WATKIN, GRANSDEN), Legend of St Joseph of Glastonbury (LAGORIO), Guinevere at Glastonbury (WOOD), Vera Historia de Morte Arthuri (BARBER, LAPIDGE), Was Mordred buried at Glastonbury? (BARBER), Glastonbury in Welsh Vernacular Tradition (LLOYD-MORGAN), Second Exhumation of Arthur's Remains, 1278 (PARSONS), Abbey Memorial Plate (GOODALL), Arthur's Epitaph/s (CARLEY, BROWN, WRIGHT, WITHRINGTON), Hardyng and Holy Grail (KENNEDY, RIDDY), Henry V and Joseph of Arimathea's Bones, Holy Cross of Waltham at Montacute, Excavation of Arthur's Grave (CARLEY), Perlesvaus (Wells fragment), Quedam Narracio de nobili rege Arthuro, De Origine Gigantum (CARLEY, CRICK, EVANS), Glastonbury tablets (KROCHALIS), Relics in 14th Century (CARLEY, HOWLEY).

Royal Responsibility in Anglo-Norman Historical Writing

Royal Responsibility in Anglo-Norman Historical Writing by Emily Anne Winkler
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2017
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It has long been established that the crisis of 1066 generated a florescence of historical writing in the first half of the twelfth century. Emily A. Winkler presents a new perspective on previously unqueried matters, investigating how historians' individual motivations and assumptions produced changes in the kind of history written across the Conquest. She argues that responses to the Danish Conquest of 1016 and the Norman Conquest of 1066 changed dramatically within two generations of the latter conquest. Repeated conquest could signal repeated failures and sin across the orders of society, yet early twelfth-century historians in England not only extract English kings and people from a history of failure, but also establish English kingship as a worthy office on a European scale. Royal Responsibility in Anglo-Norman Historical Writing illuminates the consistent historical agendas of four historians: William of Malmesbury, Henry of Huntingdon, John of Worcester, and Geffrei Gaimar. In their narratives of England's eleventh-century history, these twelfth-century historians expanded their approach to historical explanation to include individual responsibility and accountability within a framework of providential history. In this regard, they made substantial departures from their sources. These historians share a view of royal responsibility independent both of their sources (primarily the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle) and of any political agenda that placed English and Norman allegiances in opposition. Although the accounts diverge widely in the interpretation of character, all four are concerned more with the effectiveness of England's kings than with the legitimacy of their origins. Their new, shared view of royal responsibility represents a distinct phenomenon in England's twelfth-century historiography.

King Arthur

King Arthur by Richard Barber
Publisher : Boydell Press
Release : 1986
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Provides information on the actual life of King Arthur along with the development of the legends that surround his life.


Historiography by Ernst Breisach
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 2007-12-30
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In this pioneering work, Ernst Breisach presents an effective, well-organized, and concise account of the development of historiography in Western culture. Neither a handbook nor an encyclopedia, this up-to-date third edition narrates and interprets the development of historiography from its origins in Greek poetry to the present, with compelling sections on postmodernism, deconstructionism, African-American history, women’s history, microhistory, the Historikerstreit, cultural history, and more. The definitive look at the writing of history by a historian, Historiography provides key insights into some of the most important issues, debates and innovations in modern historiography. Praise for the first edition: “Breisach’s comprehensive coverage of the subject and his clear presentation of the issues and the complexity of an evolving discipline easily make his work the best of its kind.”—Lester D. Stephens, American Historical Review

The Industrial Revolution Lost in Antiquity - Found in the Renaissance

The Industrial Revolution Lost in Antiquity - Found in the Renaissance by Cort MacLean Johns, Ph.D.- HSG
Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
Release : 2019-11-29
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Historians of Technology have failed to include the larger contribution and influence of Ctesibius’ Compressor-driven Hydraulis and Pump in the path of critical pre-events leading up to the Industrial Revolution. This research attempts to correct that oversight analyzing the roles of the primary scientists who adopted and adapted the Hydraulis’ complex design in an initial search to reproduce this ancient musical instrument that resurfaced as an industrially viable, steam-driven prime mover in 1690, 46 years before James Watts’s birth in 1736.

Making Christian History

Making Christian History by Michael Hollerich
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 2021-06-22
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Known as the “Father of Church History,” Eusebius was bishop of Caesarea in Palestine and the leading Christian scholar of his day. His Ecclesiastical History is an irreplaceable chronicle of Christianity’s early development, from its origin in Judaism, through two and a half centuries of illegality and occasional persecution, to a new era of tolerance and favor under the Emperor Constantine. In this book, Michael J. Hollerich recovers the reception of this text across time. As he shows, Eusebius adapted classical historical writing for a new “nation,” the Christians, with a distinctive theo-political vision. Eusebius’s text left its mark on Christian historical writing from late antiquity to the early modern period—across linguistic, cultural, political, and religious boundaries—until its encounter with modern historicism and postmodernism. Making Christian History demonstrates Eusebius’s vast influence throughout history, not simply in shaping Christian culture but also when falling under scrutiny as that culture has been reevaluated, reformed, and resisted over the past 1,700 years.

Scyld and Scef

Scyld and Scef by Alexander M. Bruce
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release : 2002
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First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.