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Author Green, Judith A., author
Title Forging the kingdom : power in English society, 973-1189 / Judith A. Green
Imprint Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2017
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Descript ix, 310 pages ; 24 cm
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Note "Between the imperial coronation of Edgar in 973 and the death of Henry II in 1189, English society was transformed. This lively and wide-ranging study explores social and political change in England across this period, and examines the reasons for such developments, as well as the many continuities. By putting the events of 1066 firmly in the middle of her account, Judith Green casts new light on the significance of the Norman Conquest. She analyses the changing ways that kings, lords and churchmen exercised power, especially through the building of massive stone cathedrals and numerous castles, and highlights the importance of London as the capital city. The book also explores themes such as changes in warfare, the decline of slavery and the integration of the North and South West, as well as concepts such as state, nationalism and patriarchy"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 260-294) and index
Introduction --Contexts -- Kings -- Lay lords : an age of aristocracy? -- Archbishops, bishops, and abbots -- Individuals, communities and networks -- Power and place -- London : the making of a capital city -- A patchwork kingdom -- Conclusion
Subject Great Britain -- Politics and government -- To 1485
Power (Social sciences) -- England -- History -- To 1500
Social change -- England -- History -- To 1500
England -- Social conditions -- To 1066
England -- Social conditions -- 1066-1485
Great Britain -- Kings and rulers -- History
Architecture and state -- England -- History -- To 1500
London (England) -- History -- To 1500
Great Britain -- History -- Anglo-Saxon period, 449-1066
Great Britain -- History -- Norman period, 1066-1154
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