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Gesta Regum Anglorum: Volume II : General Introduction and Commentary - William of Malmesbury

Gesta Regum Anglorum: Volume II

General Introduction and Commentary

Hardcover Published: 1st June 1999
ISBN: 9780198206828
Number Of Pages: 544

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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

Introduction Commentary Bibliography Index of Sources General Index

ISBN: 9780198206828
ISBN-10: 0198206828
Series: Oxford Medieval Texts : Book 2
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 544
Published: 1st June 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.81