King Stephen's Reign (1135-1154)

King Stephen's Reign (1135-1154)

Edited by Paul Dalton, Graeme J. White

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Boydell Press

Overview

Overview

Expert coverage and new assessments of the reign of King Stephen, set in social, political and European context.
The turbulent reign of King Stephen is here subjected to a full assessment by leading scholars in the field. All of the most important aspects are fully covered: the impact of developments under Henry I on the origins of civil war; relations with the continent, as they affected Stephen's overall strategy and the foundation of religious houses; the opportunities which lured foreign mercenaries to England; mid-twelfth century legal developments and trends in revenue-raising; baronial and episcopal allegiances; violent disorder and civil unrest; and the sequence of events which unfolded during the political crisis of July 1141. Taken together, they provide the fruits of the most recent research into and the most up to date interpretations of the intense political and military activity of the reign.

CONTRIBUTORS: MARJORIE CHIBNALL, JUDITH GREEN, DAVID CROUCH, JANET BURTON, THOMAS BISSON, BRUCE O'BRIEN, GRAEME WHITE, PAUL DALTON, STEPHEN MARRITT, HUGH THOMAS, EDMUND KING

Details

March 2008
12 line illustrations
218 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
ISBN: 9781843833611
Format: Hardback
Library eBook
Boydell Press
BIC HBJD1, 1D, 2AB, 3H
BISAC HIS037010
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Table of Contents

Introduction - Marjorie Chibnall
Henry I and the Origins of the Civil War - Judith Green
Royal Income and Regional Trends - Graeme J White
King Stephen and Northern France - David Crouch
A Week in Politics: Oxford, Late July 1114 - Edmund King
Allegiance and Intelligence in King Stephen's Reign - Paul Dalton
English Monasteries and the Continent in the Reign of King Stephen - Janet Burton
Reeds Shaken by the Wind? Bishops in Local and Regional Politics in King Stephen's Reign - Stephen Marritt
Violent Disorder in King Stephen's England: A Maximum Argument - Hugh M Thomas
The Lure of Stephen's England: Tenserie, Flemings and a Crisis of Circumstance - Thomas Bisson
Legal Treatises as Perceptions of Law in Stephen's Reign - Bruce O'Brien

Reviews

The collection as a whole is a strong one, and most of the papers in it will provide essential reading for undergraduates and researchers. ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEW

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