The Battle of Hastings

The Battle of Hastings

Sources and Interpretations

Stephen Morillo

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Overview

Primary sources document the major stages of one of the most significant battles in European history.
The Battle of Hastings is a unique collection of materials focused on one of the most significant battles in European history. It includes all the primary sources for the battle, including pictorial, and seminal accounts of the battle by the major historians of the last two centuries. Stephen Morillo, in his own important piece, first sets the scene, describing the political situation in western Europe in the mid-eleventh century, and the events of 1066. He then introduces the sources, reviewing the perspective of their medieval authors, and traces the history of writing about the battle. An important companion to the sources and interpretations is the set of original maps of the major stages of the battle, from first contact in the early morning of 14 October 1066 to final pursuit in the late evening darkness.
Sources: WILLIAM OF POITIERS, WILLIAM OF JUMIEGES, ANGLO-SAXON CHRONICLE, FLORENCE OF WORCESTER, BAYEUX TAPESTRY, CARMEN DE HASTINGAE ROELIO
Interpretations: RICHARD ABELS, BERNARD BACHRACH, R. ALLEN BROWN, MARJORIE CHIBNALL, E.A. FREEMAN, J.F.C. FULLER, JOHN GILLINGHAM, CAROL GILLMOR, RICHARD GLOVER, CHRISTINE and GERALD GRAINGE, DAVID HUME, STEPHEN MORILLO.

STEPHEN MORILLO teaches history at Wabash College, Indiana; he is the author of Warfare under the Anglo-Norman Kings and a number of other studies of Anglo-Norman warfare.

Details

19 black and white, 20 line illustrations
262 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Warfare in History
Hardback, 9780851155937, May 1996
Paperback, 9780851156194, June 1998
Library eBook
Boydell Press
BIC HBLC1
BISAC HIS037010
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Table of Contents

Bookland and Fyrd service in late Saxon England - Richard Abels
Military service in Normandy before 1066 - Marjorie Chibnall
William the bastard at war - John B Gillingham
Naval logistics of the cross-channel operation, 1066 - Carroll Gillmor
The Pevensey expedition: brilliantly executed plan or near disaster? - Gerald Grainge
The battle of Hastings, 1066 - J F C Fuller
The feigned retreat at Hastings - Bernard S Bachrach
Hasitngs: an unusual battle - Stephen R Morillo

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Morillo sets out to provide those following history courses at university with a "teaching and learning tool": in this aim he has succeeded very well... This work is to be counted a success. HISTORY

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