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Brittany and the Angevins : Province and Empire 1158-1203 - J. A. Everard

Brittany and the Angevins

Province and Empire 1158-1203

Hardcover Published: 10th May 2000
ISBN: 9780521660716
Number Of Pages: 264

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The rule of the Angevins in Brittany is characterised usually as opening an isolated 'Celtic' society to a wider world and imposing new and alien institutions. This study, the first on the subject of Brittany under the Angevins, demonstrates that the opposite is true: that before the advent of Henry II in 1158, the Bretons were already active participants in Anglo-Norman and French society. Indeed those Bretons with landholdings in England, Normandy and Anjou were already accustomed to Angevin rule. The bok examines in detail the means by which Henry II gained sovereignty over Brittany, and how it was governed subsequently by the Angevin kings of England from 1158 to 1203. In particular, it examines the extent to which the Angevins ruled Brittany directly, or delegated authority either to native dukes or royal ministers, and shows that in this respect the nature of Angevin rule changed and evolved over the period.

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'... this is an excellent monograph that displays considerable insight, scholarship and originality and makes an important contribution to English and French history.' History 'With carefully assembled knowledge of a huge cast, she traces in remorseless but clear detail the familial and material motives behind the apparently purposeless wars, rebellions, and shifts of alliance which fill the chronicles of the period, and arrives at many convincing insights.' Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies

List of figures and maps
List of abbreviations
Ducal Brittany, 1066-1166
Henry II and Brittany
The government of Brittany under Henry II
Duke Geoffrey and Brittany, 1166-1186
Duke Geoffrey, Henry II and the Angevin empire
The end of Angevin Brittany, 1186-1203; Conclusion
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ISBN: 9780521660716
ISBN-10: 0521660718
Series: Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life & Thought; Fourth
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 10th May 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.56

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