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The Historians of Angevin England
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The Historians of Angevin England

Michael Staunton

Abstract

The end of the twelfth century and the beginning of the thirteenth saw an explosion of creativity in English historical writing. In the space of a few decades, Roger of Howden, Ralph of Diceto, William of Newburgh, Gerald of Wales, Gervase of Canterbury, Ralph of Coggeshall, Richard of Devizes, Walter Map, and Richard de Templo, among others, produced works that have been praised for their variety, their historical value, and their originality. All these writers chose to focus on recent events, and some of them explained that they did so because their own times were simply so interesting. They ... More

Keywords: historiography, England, mentalities, political thought, intellectual life, twelfth century

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198769965
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198769965.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Staunton, author
Associate Professor of History, University College Dublin