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William of Malmesbury approximately 1090-1143

Overview
Works: 176 works in 516 publications in 6 languages and 6,127 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Sources  Biography  Commentaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Adapter, Other
Classifications: DA130, 942
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Gesta regum Anglorum = The history of the English kings by William ( Book )
65 editions published between 1200 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
William of Malmesbury's Gesta Regum Anglorum (The Deeds of the English Kings) is one of the great histories of England. Apart from its formidable learning, it is characterized by narrative skill and entertainment value. This edition, with facing-page English translation, provides for the first time a detailed commentary on all aspects of the work
The historia novella by William ( Book )
18 editions published between 1955 and 1964 in 4 languages and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Historia novella : the contemporary history by William ( Book )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and Latin and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Historia Novella is a key source for the succession dispute between King Stephen and the Empress Matilda which brought England to civil war in the twelfth century. William of Malmesbury was the doyen of the historians of his day. His account of the main events of the years 1126 to 1142, to some of which he was an eyewitness, is sympathetic to the empress's cause, but not uncritical of her. Edmund King offers a complete revision of K.R. Potter's edition of 1955, retaining only the translation, which has been amended in places. Not only is this a new edition but it offers a new text, arguing that what have earlier been seen as William of Malmesbury's final revisions are not from his hand. Rather they seem to come from somewhere in the circle of Robert of Gloucester, the empress's half-brother, to whom the work is dedicated. In this way the work raises important questions concerning the transmission of medieval texts
Polyhistor : a critical edition by William ( Book )
12 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The early history of Glastonbury : an edition, translation, and study of William of Malmesbury's De antiquitate Glastonie ecclesie by William ( Book )
8 editions published between 1981 and 2001 in English and Latin and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Willelmi Malmesbiriensis monachi De gestis regum Anglorum libri quinque; Historiæ novellæ libri tres by William ( Book )
19 editions published between 1887 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Vita Wulfstani of William of Malmesbury, to which are added the extant abridgments of this work and the miracles and translation of St. Wulfstan by William ( Book )
9 editions published in 1928 in English and Latin and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The deeds of the bishops of England (Gesta Pontificum Anglorum) by William ( Book )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"William was born c.1095 not far from Malmesbury in Wiltshire; he entered the monastery at Malmesbury as a boy, and stayed there as a monk for the rest of his life, writing works which were to win him lasting fame as a historian. His Deeds of the Bishops of England chronicles the activities of the bishops in all the dioceses of England from Augustine's arrival in Canterbury in 597 down to the 1120s when the work was being written; in addition to bishops and cathedrals, William also includes saints who were not bishops, and religious houses other than cathedrals. For the period after Bede's death in 730, this is the most important single source for English church history, and indeed, together with William's other great achievement, the Deeds of the Kings of England, for the history of England. Much of the material William retells in his own style, and with considerable narrative skill, from earlier sources available to him in the monastic library. But he also travelled widely in England, and the organisation of the Deeds reflects a clear chronological and topographical order, from Canterbury and Rochester to London, East Anglia and Wessex, north to York, Lindisfarne and Durham, thence to Mercia, and finally, 'returning home after a long journey', to his own abbey of Malmesbury and St Aldhelm."--Jacket
Willelmi Malmesbiriensis monachi De gestis pontificum Anglorum libri quinque by William ( Book )
23 editions published between 1870 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Saints' lives : lives of SS. Wulfstan, Dunstan, Patrick, Benignus and Indract by William ( Book )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and Multiple languages and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume presents the hagiographical writings of the Benedictine monk, historian and scholar, William of Malmesbury (c.1095-c.1143). As well as recording the "Lives" of Saints Wulfstan, Dunstan, Patrick, Benignus and Indract, the text also assesses William as hagiographer
Gesta pontificum Anglorum = The history of the English bishops by William ( Book )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Latin and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"...second volume...contains an introduction and detailed commentary to accompany the Latin text and translation of the work appearing in Volume I. The introduction presents and analyses the reasons behind the work... The commentary, linked to the Latin text, discusses problems and questions thrown up by the work, and illustrations appear throughout."--Jacket
Willelmi Malmesbiriensis monachi Gesta regum Anglorum, atque Historia novella by William ( Book )
11 editions published between 1840 and 1964 in 3 languages and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Willelmi Meldunensis monachi Liber super explanationem Lamentationum Ieremiae prophetae by William ( Book )
7 editions published in 2011 in Latin and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The history of the kings of England and the modern history of William of Malmesbury by William ( Book )
5 editions published in 1815 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On Lamentations by William ( Book )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and Multiple languages and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gesta regum Anglorum by William ( Book )
11 editions published between 1887 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
William of Malmesbury's Life of St. Wulstan : bishop of Worcester by William ( Book )
7 editions published between 1934 and 1996 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rerum Anglicarum scriptores post Bedam praecipui : ex vetustissimis codicibus manuscriptis nunc primum in lucem editi ... by Henry Savile ( Book )
6 editions published between 1596 and 1601 in Latin and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicle of the kings of England; from the earliest period to the reign of King Stephen by William ( Book )
15 editions published between 1847 and 1968 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Guglielmo 1080-1142 di Malmesbury
Guglielmo di Malmesbury 1080-1142
Guilelmus 1080-1142 Bibliothecarius
Guilelmus 1080-1142 de Malmesbury
Guilelmus 1080-1142 Malmesbirensis
Guilelmus 1080-1142 Malmesbiriensis
Guilelmus 1080-1142 Meldunensis
Guilelmus 1080-1142 Somerset
Guilelmus 1080-1142 Somersetensis
Guilelmus 1080-1142 Wigorniensis
Guilelmus Bibliothecarius 1080-1142
Guilelmus ca.1090-1143 Malmesberiensis
Guilelmus de Malmesbury 1080-1142
Guilelmus, Malmesberiensis, ca.1090-1143
Guilelmus Malmesbirensis 1080-1142
Guilelmus Malmesbiriensis 1080-1142
Guilelmus Malmesburiensis 1080-1142
Guilelmus Malmesburiensis ca 1090-1143
Guilelmus Meldunensis 1080-1142
Guilelmus Somerset 1080-1142
Guilelmus Somersetensis 1080-1142
Guilelmus Wigorniensis 1080-1142
Guilielmus ca.1090-1143 Malmesburiensis
Guilielmus, Malmesburiensis, ca.1090-1143
Guillaume 1080-1142 de Malmesbury
Guillaume de Malmesbury
Guillaume de Malmesbury 1080-1142
Guillelmus Malmesburiensis 1080?-1142?
Guillermo 1080-1142 de Malmesbury
Guillermo approximately 1090-1143 de Malmesbury
Guillermo ca. 1090-1143 de Malmesbury
Guillermo de Malmesbury 1080-1142
Guillermo, de Malmesbury, approximately 1090-1143
Guillermo de Malmesbury ca. 1090-1143
Gulielmus approximately 1090-1143 Malmesburiensis
Gulielmus ca.1090-1143 Malmesburiensis
Gulielmus Malmesburiensis.
Gulielmus, Malmesburiensis, approximately 1090-1143
Gulielmus Malmesburiensis ca. 1090-1143
Malmesbury, Guillaume de
Malmesbury, William 1080-1142
Malmesbury, William of
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Wilhelm 1080-1142 von Malmesbury
Wilhelm von Malmesbury 1080-1142
Wilhelmus 1080-1142 Malmesburiensis
Wilhelmus 1080-1142 Somersetensis
Wilhelmus 1080-1142 Sommersetensis
Wilhelmus approximately 1090-1143 Malmesburiensis
Wilhelmus approximately 1090-1143 Sommersetensis
Wilhelmus ca.1090-1143 Malmesburiensis
Wilhelmus ca. 1090-1143 Sommersetensis
Wilhelmus Malmesburiensis
Wilhelmus Malmesburiensis 1080-1142
Wilhelmus, Malmesburiensis, approximately 1090-1143
Wilhelmus Malmesburiensis ca. 1090-1143
Wilhelmus Somersetensis 1080-1142
Wilhelmus Sommersetensis 1080-1142
Wilhelmus, Sommersetensis, approximately 1090-1143
Wilhelmus Sommersetensis ca. 1090-1143
Willelmi Malmesbiriensis Monachi approximately 1090-1143
Willelmus 1080-1142 Malmesbiriensis
Willelmus 1080-1142 Meldunensis
Willelmus approximately 1090-1143 Malmesburiensis
Willelmus ca.1090-1143 Malmesbiriensis
Willelmus ca. 1090-1143 Malmesburiensis
Willelmus ca.1090-1143 Meldunensis monachus
Willelmus Malmesbiriensis 1080-1142
Willelmus Malmesbiriensis 1090-1143 O.S.B.
Willelmus, Malmesbiriensis, ca.1090-1143
Willelmus Malmesburiensis
Willelmus, Malmesburiensis, approximately 1090-1143
Willelmus Malmesburiensis ca. 1090-1143
Willelmus Malmesburiensis Monachus ca 1090-1143
Willelmus Malmisbiriensis 1080?-1142?
Willelmus Meldunensis.
Willelmus Meldunensis 1080-1142
Willelmus, Meldunensis monachus, ca.1090-1143
Willelmvs ca.1090-1143 Meldvnensis monachvs
Willelmvs, Meldvnensis monachvs, ca.1090-1143
William 1080-1142 Malmesbury
William 1080-1142 of Malmesbury
William ca. 1090-1143 de Malmesbury
William ca. 1090-1143 of Malmesbury
William, de Malmesbury, ca. 1090-1143
William Malmesbury 1080-1142
William of Malmesbury
William of Malmesbury 1080-1142
William of Malmesbury 1090-1143 O.S.B.
William, of Malmesbury, ca. 1090-1143.
William of Malmesbury d. 1143?
William z Malmesbury.
Willielmus 1080-1142 Malmesbiriensis
Willielmus Malmesbiriensis 1080-1142
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English (191)
Latin (85)
German (4)
French (2)
Multiple languages (2)
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