William of Malmesbury's Regesta Regum Anglorum (Deeds of the English Kings) is one of the great histories of England, and one of the most important historical works of the European Middle Ages. Volume II of the Oxford Medieval Texts edition provides a full historical introduction, a detailed textual commentary, and an extensive bibliography. It forms the essential complement to the text and translation which appeared in Volume I.
`This book cannot fail to influence present and future generations of Anglo-Normanists. By providing a historical commentary ... it sets a new standard for exegesis of this work.'
J.C. Crick, Archives.
`the publication of this new edition of one of his great histories long available only in nineteenth-century editions and translations, albeit excellent ones for their times, is particularly a reason for rejoicing because it is the work of a trio of distinguised scholars ... this is not a slavish translation, but one set in good modern prose, an improvement, at least for modern readers, over the ninteenth-century versions ... for the reader who is willing
to look up unfamiliar individuals and who is willing to read William of Malmesbury's text on its own terms, this edition is an approachable place to start to read William's wonderful, ironic work of history.'
Leah Shopkow, The Medieval Review
Index of Sources
Series: Oxford Medieval Texts : Book 2
Number Of Pages: 544
Published: 1st June 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24
Weight (kg): 0.81