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The Resource Writing history for the king : Henry II and the politics of vernacular historiography, Charity Urbanski

Writing history for the king : Henry II and the politics of vernacular historiography, Charity Urbanski

Label
Writing history for the king : Henry II and the politics of vernacular historiography
Title
Writing history for the king
Title remainder
Henry II and the politics of vernacular historiography
Statement of responsibility
Charity Urbanski
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Writing History for the King features a reevaluation of the reign of Henry II, who has traditionally been considered the most secure and powerful king of England in the High Middle Ages. Charity Urbanski suggests that Henry's authority in England and Normandy was 'remarkably tenuous in some ways' and that the future of his dynasty was far from certain. Urbanski argues that Henry II commissioned Wace and Benoit de Sainte-Maure to provide a legitimizing, geneologically framed account of early Norman history that would strengthen and ultimately secure his legitimacy. Urbanski's lucid and fluidly written book is novel in its interpretation both of the texts under consideration and their function, and of the political situation that originally engendered them. Everyone interested in Anglo-Norman historiography will want to read Writing History for the King."
Cataloging source
NIC/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Urbanski, Charity
Dewey number
942.02072
Index
index present
LC call number
DA195
LC item number
.U73 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Henry
  • Normandy, Dukes of
  • Wace
  • Benoît
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Normandy (France)
Label
Writing history for the king : Henry II and the politics of vernacular historiography, Charity Urbanski
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
835951614
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 252 pages
Isbn
9780801451317
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013012541
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)835951614
Label
Writing history for the king : Henry II and the politics of vernacular historiography, Charity Urbanski
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
835951614
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 252 pages
Isbn
9780801451317
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013012541
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)835951614

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