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James, Edward 1947-

Works: 41 works in 322 publications in 5 languages and 9,660 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Church history  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: DC64, 944
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Most widely held works by Edward James
The Franks by Edward James( Book )

27 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in 5 languages and held by 1,367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over ontstaan en ontwikkeling van het Frankische Rijk met veel aandacht voor de cultuur
The origins of France : from Clovis to the Capetians, 500-1000 by Edward James( Book )

43 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,043 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge companion to science fiction by Edward James( Book )

41 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science fiction is at the intersection of numerous fields. It is a literature which draws on popular culture, and which engages in speculation about science, history, and all types of social relations. This volume brings together essays by scholars and practitioners of science fiction
Life of the Fathers by Gregory( Book )

29 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first translation into English of Life of the Fathers, a collection of twenty lives of saints which lives present a cross-section of the Gallic Church and are a counterpart to the secular society described in Gregory's History of the Franks."--Publisher description
Visigothic Spain : new approaches by Edward James( Book )

11 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge companion to fantasy literature by James Edward( Book )

16 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fantasy is not so much a mansion as a row of terraced houses, such as the one that entranced us in C.S. Lewis's The Magician's Nephew with its connecting attics, each with a door that leads into another world. There are shared walls, and a certain level of consensus around the basic bricks, but the internal decor can differ wildly, and the lives lived in these terraced houses are discrete yet overheard. Fantasy literature has proven tremendously difficult to pin down. The major theorists in the field - Tzvetan Todorov, Rosemary Jackson, Kathryn Hume, W.R. Irwin and Colin Manlove - all agree that fantasy is about the construction of the impossible whereas science fiction may be about the unlikely, but is grounded in the scientifically possible. But from there these critics quickly depart, each to generate definitions of fantasy which include the texts that they value and exclude most of what general readers think of as fantasy. Most of them consider primarily texts of the nineteenth and early twentieth century. If we turn to twentieth-century fantasy, and in particular the commercially successful fantasy of the second half of the twentieth century, then, after Tolkien's classic essay, 'On Fairy Stories', the most valuable theoretical text for taking a definition of fantasy beyond preference and intuition is Brian Attebery's Strategies of Fantasy (1992)"--
Science fiction in the twentieth century by Edward James( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science Fiction in the Twentieth Century is the first book to challenge the traditional approach to science fiction as a series of texts and authors. Science fiction is identified as a cultural phenomenon whose ideas and imagery, through books, films, television, computer games, and children's toys, have become part of the everyday language of the late twentieth century. Edward James traces the development of science fiction as a distinct genre from 1895, the year of publication of H.G. Wells's The Time Machine, through the growing American domination of the field in the 1930s and 1940s, to the emergence of cyberpunk in the 1980s. A peculiarly twentieth-century genre, science fiction has tried to make sense of the rapidity of technological change and the impact which science and technology have made on our society. By imagining other worlds and possible futures, the genre allows us to view our present-day situation with greater detachment and perspective
Britain in the first millennium by Edward James( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Europe's barbarians, AD 200-600 by Edward James( Book )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Barbarians' is the name the Romans gave to those who lived beyond the frontiers of the Roman Empire--the peoples they considered 'uncivilized'. Most of the written sources concerning the barbarians come from the Romans too, and as such, need to be treated with caution. Only archeology allows us to see beyond Roman prejudices--and yet these records are often as difficult to interpret as historical ones. Expertly guiding the reader through such historiographical complexities, Edward James traces the history of the barbarians from the height of Roman power through to AD 600, by which time they had settled in most parts of imperial territory in Europe. His book is the first to look at all Europe's barbarians: the Picts and the Scots in the far north-west; the Franks, Goths and Slavic-speaking peoples; and relative newcomers such as the Huns and Alans from the Asiatic steppes. How did whole barbarian peoples migrate across Europe? What were their relations with the Romans? And why did they convert to Christianity? Drawing on the latest scholarly research, this book rejects easy generalizations to provide a clear, nuanced and comprehensive account of the barbarians and the tumultuous period they lived through
America against poverty by Edward James( Book )

7 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The profession of science fiction : SF writers on their craft and ideas( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Where do science-fiction writers get their inspiration from? Some of the leading authors in the field tackle this fascinating subject in a series of essays reprinted from one of the genre's most respected critical journals, Foundation: A Review of Science Fiction. Whether veterans like octogenarian Jack Williamson, acclaimed literary personalities like Ursula K. Le Guin or younger, upcoming authors like Gwyneth Jones, a wide variety of science-fiction professionals reveal their secrets, both personal and analytical. This is a collection of essays of great attraction to anyone interested in science fiction or, for that matter, creative writing
The Merovingian archaeology of south-west Gaul by Edward James( Book )

15 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A short history of fantasy by Farah Mendlesohn( Book )

18 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some of the earliest books written 'The Epic of Gilgamesh, and the Odyssey' are fantasy, dealing with monsters, marvels, extraordinary voyages and magic. Fantasy remained an essential part of European literature until the rise of the modern realist novel. But even then fantasy remained popular, in the guise of Gothic horror, the ghost story, the fairytale and stories of imaginary worlds: it was in part a reaction to the Enlightenment, to realism and to industrialisation. This book traces the history of fantasy from the earliest years through to the origins of modern fantasy in the twentieth century. From the 1950s (when Tolkien published The Lord of the Rings and Lewis published the Narnia books) the story is dealt with decade by decade. In the 1980s, fantasy earned its own section in bookshops in the English-speaking world and beyond, and by the end of the 1990s, fantasy writers such as Terry Pratchett and J.K. Rowling had become the best-selling writers in Britain, while Tolkien was a best-seller in all the major languages of the world. A Short History of Fantasy explores the great variety of fiction published under the heading 'fantasy' in the twenty-first century, and also seeks to explain its continuing and growing popularity
Lois McMaster Bujold by Edward James( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Readers have awarded Lois McMaster Bujold four Hugo Awards for Best Novel, a number matched only by Robert Heinlein. Her Vorkosigan series redefined space opera with its emotional depth and explorations of themes such as bias against the disabled, economic exploitation, and the role of women in society. Acclaimed science fiction scholar Edward James traces Bujold's career, showing how Bujold emerged from fanzine culture to win devoted male and female readers despite working in genres--military SF, space opera--perceived as solely by and for males. Devoted to old-school ideas such as faith in humanity and the desire to probe and do good in the universe, Bujold simultaneously subverted genre conventions and experimented with forms that led her in bold creative directions. As James shows, her iconic hero Miles Vorkosigan--unimposing, physically impaired, self-conscious to a fault--embodied Bujold's thematic concerns. The sheer humanity of her characters, meanwhile, gained her a legion of fans eager to provide her with feedback, expand her vision through fan fiction, and follow her into fantasy."
Terry Pratchett : guilty of literature by Andrew M Butler( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation New Pocket Essential Guide to the works of Terry Pratchett, acclaimed sci-fi and fantasy writer and one of the bestselling novelists currently at work anywhere in the world
A Fortran programming course by Edward James( Book )

14 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Excavations at York Minster by Derek Phillips( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Principles of interactive programming with BASIC on the IBM PC and AT by Edward James( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I barbari by Edward James( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in Italian and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our ancient heritage by Edward James( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Cambridge companion to science fiction
Alternative Names
Edward James britischer Lehrer und Historiker

Edward James British academic

Edward James Brits historicus

James, Edward F., 1947-

James, Edward Frederick

Эдвард Джеймс

English (261)

French (11)

Italian (5)

Dutch (1)

Czech (1)

The origins of France : from Clovis to the Capetians, 500-1000The Cambridge companion to science fictionLife of the FathersScience fiction in the twentieth centuryBritain in the first millenniumEurope's barbarians, AD 200-600The profession of science fiction : SF writers on their craft and ideasA short history of fantasyTerry Pratchett : guilty of literature