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The Resource Royal responsibility in Anglo-Norman historical writing, Emily A. Winkler

Royal responsibility in Anglo-Norman historical writing, Emily A. Winkler

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Royal responsibility in Anglo-Norman historical writing
Title
Royal responsibility in Anglo-Norman historical writing
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Emily A. Winkler
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
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
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Cataloging source
YDX
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1986-
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Winkler, Emily A.
Dewey number
942.01
Illustrations
genealogical tables
Index
index present
LC call number
  • DA152
  • DA152
LC item number
  • .W585 2017
  • .W58 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Oxford historical monographs
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  • Historiography
  • Anglo-Saxons
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Henricus
  • Geoffroy
  • Wilhelm
  • Johannes
  • Guillaume de Malmesbury
  • Henri de Huntingdon
  • Jean de Worcester
  • Gaimar, Geffrei
  • Anglo-Saxons
  • Historiography
  • England
  • Great Britain
  • Verantwortung
  • Monarchie
  • Geschichtsschreibung
  • Anglonormannen
  • England
  • Historiographie
  • Grande-Bretagne
  • Grande-Bretagne
  • HISTORY / Europe / Western
Label
Royal responsibility in Anglo-Norman historical writing, Emily A. Winkler
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-313) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
987892614
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 329 pages
Isbn
9780198812388
Lccn
2017939199
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
genealogical tables
System control number
(OCoLC)987892614
Label
Royal responsibility in Anglo-Norman historical writing, Emily A. Winkler
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-313) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
987892614
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 329 pages
Isbn
9780198812388
Lccn
2017939199
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
genealogical tables
System control number
(OCoLC)987892614

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