The Oxford Illustrated History of Medieval England

The Oxford Illustrated History of Medieval England

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This richly illustrated book provides a comprehensive introduction to medieval England. Written by expert scholars and drawing on the latest research, it offers an authoritative survey of the years from the departure of the Roman legions to the Battle of Bosworth. The middle ages were a time of profound diversity and change. The main political themes are explored in three narrative chapters, covering the Anglo-Saxon period, the Normans and Angevins, and the late middle ages. Chapters on the social, cultural, and religious life of the period add context to the political and institutional developments traced and cover topics as varied as the nature of national identity, urban life, art and architecture, religious practice, and the development of vernacular literature. 180 illustrations, maps, family trees, a chronology, guide to further reading, and a full index make this an indispensable guide to England in the middle ages.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 176 x 240 x 20mm | 762.03g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 36 colour plates, halftones throughout, maps
  • 0192893246
  • 9780192893246
  • 106,183

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"1,000 years of English history from Roman to Tudor times are packed into a fine illustrated coverage which packs in details on social, cultural and historical changes of the times."--Midwest Review"This fascinating book serves as a comprehensive introduction to medieval England. Concisely written and profusely illustrated, this is an indispensable guide to England in the Middle Ages."--Books Magazineshow more

About Nigel Saul

Nigel Saul is Reader in Medieval History, Royal Holloway, University of London.show more

Table of contents

List of Colour Plates; List of Maps and Family Trees; List of Contributors; ; 1. Medieval England: Identity, Politics, and Society ; 2. Anglo-Saxon England, c.500-1066 ; 3. Conquered England, 1066-1215 ; 4. Late Medieval England, 1215-1485 ; 5. The Economy and Society ; 6. Piety, Religion, and the Church ; 7. The Visual Arts ; 8. Language and Literature ; Editor's Postscript ; Further Reading; Chronology; Family Trees; Illustration Sources; Indexshow more

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