King Stephen

King Stephen

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This well-known text, the standard account of the subject, is essential reading for students and scholars of the Norman period from undergraduate level upwards, and was hailed on first publication as: " a landmark in twelfth-century studies." Written in the form of a biography this completely revised and updated edition discusses the significant social, governmental and religious developments as they arose in the course of the narrative.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 144 x 216 x 16mm | 240g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • 3rd New edition
  • 1138837415
  • 9781138837416

Table of contents

List of maps and tables. Preface to the first edition. Preface to third edition. Acknowledgements. Abbreviations.
I Parentage and early life, c 1096-1135. II. The succession, 1135-1136. III Mistakes, 1136-1139. IV. The Empress and her party, 1136-1140. V. Disaster, 1140-1141. VI. Recovery, 1141. VII. A second start, 1142-1143. VIII. Stalemate, 1143-1147. IX. The new opposition, 1147-1149. X The Magnates' Peace, 1150-1154. Appendix I Earls and earldoms. Appendix II Principal participants in the Civil War. Appendix III. The chronicle sources. Appendix IV. Politics and property. Appendix V. The Beaumont twins: Waleran of Meulan and Robert Earl of Leicester. Appendix VI. Geoffrey de Mandeville. Appendix VII. Ranulf Earl of Chester and Coventry. Appendix VIII. Regesta III: Additions and Corrections. Index
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