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Herbert of Bosham - A Medieval Polymath (Hardcover): Michael Staunton Herbert of Bosham - A Medieval Polymath (Hardcover)
Michael Staunton
R1,523 R1,386 Discovery Miles 13 860 Save R137 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Herbert of Bosham (c.1120-c.1194) was one of the most brilliant, original and versatile thinkers of the twelfth century. Herbert was Thomas Becket's closest confidant, a theologian, biblical commentator, historian, letter-writer and Hebrew scholar; he wrote a Life of St Thomas unlike any other contemporary biography, produced one of the most visually-arresting illuminated Bible books of his age, and composed a commentary on the Psalms inspired by Jewish scholarship. His uncompromising character, and the originality and complexity of his thought, meant that Herbert's works were largely ignored during his lifetime and forgotten for centuries, but more recently they have begun to receive the attention and approval that their author insisted they deserved. The chapters in this book, the first to be devoted to Herbert's life and works, examine his eventful and troubled life, his remarkable corpus of works, and how they came to be neglected and rediscovered. They provide an introduction to his life, writings and legacy, direction to existing scholarship on the subject, and new insights on, interpretations of and discoveries about an idiosyncratic representative of the "twelfth-century renaissance". MICHAEL STAUNTON is Associate Professor of History at University College Dublin. Contributors: Julie Barrau, Laura Cleaver, Matthew Doyle, Anne J. Duggan, Christopher de Hamel, Sabina Flanagan, Michael Staunton, Nicholas Vincent.

The Lives of Thomas Becket (Paperback): Michael Staunton The Lives of Thomas Becket (Paperback)
Michael Staunton
R421 R389 Discovery Miles 3 890 Save R32 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This collection tells the story of Thomas Becket's turbulent life, violent death and extraordinary posthumous acclaim in the words of his contemporaries. The only modern collection from the twelfth-century Lives of Thomas Becket in English and features all his major biographers, including many previously untranslated extracts. Providing both a valuable glimpse of the late twelfth-century world, and an insight into the minds of those who witnessed the events. By using contemporary sources, this book is the most accessible way to study this central episode in medieval history. Thomas Becket features prominently in most medieval core courses. This book allows the subject to be taught as never before, and is highly suitable as a set text. -- .

Thomas Becket and his Biographers (Hardcover): Michael Staunton Thomas Becket and his Biographers (Hardcover)
Michael Staunton
R1,385 Discovery Miles 13 850 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In the wake of his murder in December 1170, an extraordinarily large number of Lives of Thomas Becket were produced.They provide an invaluable witness to the life and death of Thomas and the dramatic events in which he was involved, but they are also works of great literary value, more complex and sophisticated than has been recognised. This book, the first to be devoted to the biographers and their works, consists of an examination the individual Lives, followed by an analysis of the biographers' treatment of the major themes in Thomas's life - conversion, conflict, trial, exile and martyrdom - in the light of contemporary hagiographical, historical and theological writing and canon law. It raises points of major significance for the study of intellectual and literary life in the central middle ages and provides an important reassessment of the Becket conflict and Thomas Becket himself. Dr MICHAEL STAUNTON is Lecturer in Medieval History, School of History and Archives, University College Dublin.

Hints for Hardinge, - Being a Series of Political Essays Published Originally in the Dublin Morning Register; With an Appendix,... Hints for Hardinge, - Being a Series of Political Essays Published Originally in the Dublin Morning Register; With an Appendix, Containing Observations on the Report of Mr. Spring Rice's Committee on the State of the Poor in Ireland, and Letters to the EDI (Hardcover)
Michael Staunton
R612 Discovery Miles 6 120 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
A Reply to Mr. Montgomery Martin's Ireland Before and After the Union with Great Britain - Being a Series of Articles... A Reply to Mr. Montgomery Martin's Ireland Before and After the Union with Great Britain - Being a Series of Articles Taken from the Dublin Weekly Register (Hardcover)
Michael Staunton
R556 Discovery Miles 5 560 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
A Reply to Mr. Montgomery Martin's, Ireland Before and After the Union with Great Britain (Paperback): Michael Staunton A Reply to Mr. Montgomery Martin's, Ireland Before and After the Union with Great Britain (Paperback)
Michael Staunton
R281 Discovery Miles 2 810 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This scarce antiquarian book is included in our special Legacy Reprint Series. In the interest of creating a more extensive selection of rare historical book reprints, we have chosen to reproduce this title even though it may possibly have occasional imperfections such as missing and blurred pages, missing text, poor pictures, markings, dark backgrounds and other reproduction issues beyond our control. Because this work is culturally important, we have made it available as a part of our commitment to protecting, preserving and promoting the world's literature.

A Reply To Mr. Montgomery Martin's, Ireland Before And After The Union With Great Britain (Hardcover): Michael Staunton A Reply To Mr. Montgomery Martin's, Ireland Before And After The Union With Great Britain (Hardcover)
Michael Staunton
R521 Discovery Miles 5 210 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This scarce antiquarian book is included in our special Legacy Reprint Series. In the interest of creating a more extensive selection of rare historical book reprints, we have chosen to reproduce this title even though it may possibly have occasional imperfections such as missing and blurred pages, missing text, poor pictures, markings, dark backgrounds and other reproduction issues beyond our control. Because this work is culturally important, we have made it available as a part of our commitment to protecting, preserving and promoting the world's literature.

A Reply to Mr. Montgomery Martin's, Ireland Before and After the Union with Great Britain (Hardcover): Michael Staunton A Reply to Mr. Montgomery Martin's, Ireland Before and After the Union with Great Britain (Hardcover)
Michael Staunton
R638 Discovery Miles 6 380 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This scarce antiquarian book is included in our special Legacy Reprint Series. In the interest of creating a more extensive selection of rare historical book reprints, we have chosen to reproduce this title even though it may possibly have occasional imperfections such as missing and blurred pages, missing text, poor pictures, markings, dark backgrounds and other reproduction issues beyond our control. Because this work is culturally important, we have made it available as a part of our commitment to protecting, preserving and promoting the world's literature.

A Reply to Mr. Montgomery Martin's Ireland Before and After the Union with Great Britain - Being a Series of Articles... A Reply to Mr. Montgomery Martin's Ireland Before and After the Union with Great Britain - Being a Series of Articles Taken from the Dublin Weekly Register (Paperback)
Michael Staunton; Created by Loyal National Repeal Association of Ire
R347 R277 Discovery Miles 2 770 Save R70 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Hints for Hardinge, - Being a Series of Political Essays Published Originally in the Dublin Morning Register; With an Appendix,... Hints for Hardinge, - Being a Series of Political Essays Published Originally in the Dublin Morning Register; With an Appendix, Containing Observations on the Report of Mr. Spring Rice's Committee on the State of the Poor in Ireland, and Letters to the EDI (Paperback)
Michael Staunton
R436 R352 Discovery Miles 3 520 Save R84 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

The Voice of the Irish - The Story of Christian Ireland (Paperback): Michael Staunton The Voice of the Irish - The Story of Christian Ireland (Paperback)
Michael Staunton
R369 R346 Discovery Miles 3 460 Save R23 (6%) Out of stock

From early Celtic culture to St. Patrick, from everyday monks to the people now engaged in the Peace Process, this sweeping history of Irish faith offers a balanced account of the religious, social, and political life of the Irish people. This is the first general history of Ireland to focus on the history of its faith for over 2,000 years. The Voice of the Irish brings to life the people whose faith changed Ireland's history, including Saint Brigid, and Jonathan Swift, Daniel O'Connell and Eamonn de Valera.

The Historians of Angevin England (Hardcover): Michael Staunton The Historians of Angevin England (Hardcover)
Michael Staunton
R2,268 Discovery Miles 22 680 Out of stock

The Historians of Angevin England is a study of the explosion of creativity in historical writing in England in the late twelfth and early thirteenth centuries, and what this tells us about the writing of history in the middle ages. Many of those who wrote history under the Angevin kings of England chose as their subject the events of their own time, and explained that they did so simply because their own times were so interesting and eventful. This was the age of Henry II and Thomas Becket, Eleanor of Aquitaine and Richard the Lionheart, the invasion of Ireland and the Third Crusade, and our knowledge and impression of the period is to a great extent based on these contemporary histories. The writers in question - Roger of Howden, Ralph of Diceto, William of Newburgh, Gerald of Wales, and Gervase of Canterbury, to name a few - wrote history that is not quite like anything written in England before. Remarkable for its variety, its historical and literary quality, its use of evidence and its narrative power, this has been called a 'golden age' of historical writing in England. The Historians of Angevin England, the first volume to address the subject, sets out to illustrate the historiographical achievements of this period, and to provide a sense of how these writers wrote, and their idea of history. But it is also about how medieval intellectuals thought and wrote about a range of topics: the rise and fall of kings, victory and defeat in battle, church and government, and attitudes to women, heretics, and foreigners.

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