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Introduction Land and People: Northern Britain in the Eighth Century

Alex Woolf

in From Pictland to Alba, 789-1070

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748612338
eISBN:
9780748672165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748612338.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

In or around the year 1140 Henry, Archdeacon of Huntingdon and Cambridge, composed a history of the English. He took as his model and inspiration the Ecclesiastical History of the English Nation ... More


The Sources of Merlínússpá: Gunnlaugr Leifsson's Use of Texts Additional to the De gestis Britonum of Geoffrey of Monmouth

Russell Poole

in Eddic, Skaldic, and Beyond: Poetic Variety in Medieval Iceland and Norway

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823257812
eISBN:
9780823261598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257812.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Merlínússpá is an Icelandic verse translation of Geoffrey of Monmouth’s prose Prophetiae Merlini by Gunnlaugr Leifsson, a Benedictine monk of Þingeyrar who died about 1218. Merlínússpá exists as a ... More


Text and Image: Shaping History in England, 1066–1272

Laura Cleaver

in Illuminated History Books in the Anglo-Norman World, 1066-1272

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198802624
eISBN:
9780191840920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802624.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter explores combinations of text and imagery in histories produced in England between 1066 and 1272. It focuses on case studies of the Worcester chronicle, and the works of Henry of ... More


Introduction

Emily A. Winkler

in Royal Responsibility in Anglo-Norman Historical Writing

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198812388
eISBN:
9780191850257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812388.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Historiography

Chapter 1 introduces the core argument of the book, which is that twelfth-century writers of history in England accorded more individual responsibility, both causal and moral, to eleventh-century ... More


Introduction

George Garnett

in The Norman Conquest in English History: Volume I: A Broken Chain?

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198726166
eISBN:
9780191793042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198726166.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Social History

The Introduction provides an overview of the argument of the whole volume. It concludes by anticipating how the first volume will connect with the second volume.


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