History and Historians
Selected Papers of R. W. Southern
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History and Historians by R. W. Southern
Book DescriptionThis book makes a selection of writings by the great medieval historian, Sir Richard Southern, available to the wider audience they deserve. It is a collection of writings by the great medieval historian, Sir Richard Southern. It offers a fascinating insight into the beliefs and ideas that underpinned Southern's work. It contains a series of reflections on medieval historical writing that Southern produced during his tenure as President of the Royal Historical Society. It also includes pieces on the nature of academic history, as well as Southern's appreciations of other medievalists. It brings together texts that would otherwise be difficult to locate. It makes these writings accessible to the wider audience they deserve.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405123877
(236mm x 157mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 17-Aug-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author R. W. Southern
Saint Anselm and His Biographer, Paperback (March 2009)
This is a study of Anglo-Norman monastic life and thought between about 1060 and 1130 as viewed by Anselm and his biographer Eadmer.
Scholastic Humanism and the Unification of Europe, Hardback (November 2000)
This second of three volumes focuses on the period from c.1090-1212. The volume explores the lives, scholarly resources and contributions of a wide sample of people who either took part in the creation of the scholastic system of thought or gave practical effect to it in public life.
Robert Grosseteste, Hardback (December 1992)View all books by R. W. Southern
This is a study of the intellectual development and influence of one of the most independent thinking Englishmen of the Middle Ages, Ribert Grosseteste. Southern has revised his much-acclaimed study in the light of recent scholarly research, and added an extensive preliminary chapter on the debate over Grosseteste's career and intellectual growth.
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Author Biography - R. W. Southern
Sir Richard Southern was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1912 and educated at the Royal Grammar School there and at Balliol College, Oxford. He was a Fellow of Balliol from 1937-61, Chichele Professor of History at Oxford from 1961-9, and President of St John's College, Oxford from 1969-81. He was knighted in 1974. He died in Oxford in 2001. Robert Bartlett is Bishop Wardlaw Professor of Medieval History at the University of St Andrew's in Scotland and a Fellow of the British Academy. He has also taught at the Universities of Edinburgh and Chicago and has held Fellowships at the Universities of Michigan, Princeton and Gottingen. His book, The Making of Europe (1993) won the Wolfson Literary Prize for History.
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