Discovering William of Malmesbury
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244 Pages

23.4 x 15.6 cm

Imprint: Boydell Press

Discovering William of Malmesbury

Edited by Rodney M. Thomson, Emily Dolmans and Emily A. Winkler

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A fresh look at William of Malmesbury which not only demonstrates his real greatness as a historian and his European vision, but also the breadth of his learning across a number of other disciplines.
In the past William of Malmesbury (1090-1143) has been seen as first and foremost a historian of England, and little else. This volume reveals not only William's real greatness as a historian and his European vision, but also the breadth and depth of his learning across a number of other fields. Areas that receive particular attention are William's historical writings, his historical vision and interpretation of England's past; William and kingship; William's language; William's medical knowledge; the influence of Bede and other ancient writers on William's historiography; William and chronology; William, Anselm of Canterbury and reform of the English Church; William and the Latin Classics; William and the Jews; and William as hagiographer.
Overall, the volume offers a broad coverage of William's learning, wide-ranging interests and significance as revealed in his writings.
Discovering William of Malmesbury: The Man and his Works - Emily Dolmans and Emily A. Winkler
Gesta Pontificum Anglorum: History or Hagiography? - Anne E. Bailey
William of Malmesbury and Civic Virtue - Daniel Gerrard
The Ironies of History: William of Malmesbury's Views of William II and Henry I - John B Gillingham
William of Malmesbury and the Jews - Kati Ihnat
Advising the King: Kingship, Bishops and Saints in the Works of William of Malmesbury - Ryan Kemp
Roman Identity in William of Malmesbury's Historical Writings -
William of Malmesbury and the Chronological Controversy - Anne Lawrence-Mathers
William of Malmesbury and Durham: the Circulation of Historical Knowledge in Early Twelfth-Century England - Stanislav Mereminskiy
William of Malmesbury as Librarian: The Evidence of his Autographs - Samu Niskanen
William of Malmesbury: Medical Historian of the Crusades - Joanna Phillips
German Emperors as Exemplary Rulers in William of Malmesbury and Otto of Freising - Alheydis Plassmann
Lector amice: Reading as Friendship in William of Malmesbury - Sigbjorn Olsen Sonnesyn
William of Malmesbury's Historical Vision - R. M. Thomson
Verax historicus Beda: William of Malmesbury, Bede and historia - Emily Ward
William of Malmesbury and the Britons - Emily A. Winkler
Words, Words, Words, ... - Michael Winterbottom
Epilogue: The Rediscovery of William of Malmesbury - R. M. Thomson

RODNEY M. THOMSON is Emeritus Professor of Medieval History at the University of Tasmania.

EMILY DOLMANS is a lecturer in Medieval Literature at the University of East Anglia

EMILY A. WINKLER is a Fellow of St Edmund Hall and member of the History Faculty at the University Oxford.

"A rewarding book for scholars of twelfth-century England. The book lives up to its title, the innovative approaches to William's life and works it contains proposing new discoveries, even for those already familiar with William's legacy." PARERGON
"The editors of this volume and its contributors deserve significant praise for assembling a collection of thought-provoking chapters, which not only help us to understand better the life and writings of William of Malmesbury, but which should also find relevance within the wider field of Anglo-Norman studies, the study and writing of history during the Middle Ages, and numerous additional topics besides." REVIEWS IN HISTORY

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Title Details

244 Pages

2.34 x 1.56 cm

Imprint: Boydell Press