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William of Malmesbury approximately 1090-1143

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Works: 210 works in 748 publications in 9 languages and 7,205 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Sources  Biography  Commentaries  Legends 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Adapter
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William of Malmesbury's Chronicle of the kings of England : from the earliest period to the reign of King Stephen by William( Book )

48 editions published between 1847 and 2010 in English and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gesta regum Anglorum = The history of the English kings by William( Book )

64 editions published between 1200 and 2014 in English and Latin and held by 516 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 )

24 editions published in 1955 in 4 languages and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historia novella : the contemporary history by William( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and Latin and held by 343 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 )

19 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 305 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 )

9 editions published between 1981 and 2001 in English and held by 288 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 )

15 editions published in 1928 in English and Latin and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Willelmi Malmesbiriensis monachi De gestis pontificum Anglorum libri quinque by William( Book )

37 editions published between 1870 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Willelmi Malmesbiriensis monachi De gestis regum Anglorum libri quinque; Historiæ novellæ libri tres by William( Book )

27 editions published between 1887 and 1965 in 4 languages and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gesta pontificum Anglorum = The history of the English bishops by William( Book )

31 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Latin and held by 258 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
The deeds of the bishops of England (Gesta Pontificum Anglorum) by William( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 255 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
Saints' lives : lives of SS. Wulfstan, Dunstan, Patrick, Benignus and Indract by William( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 250 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
Willelmi Meldunensis monachi Liber super explanationem Lamentationum Ieremiae prophetae by William( Book )

8 editions published in 2011 in Latin and English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Willelmi Malmesbiriensis monachi Gesta regum Anglorum, atque Historia novella by William( Book )

12 editions published between 1840 and 1964 in 3 languages and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Willelmi Malmesburiensis monachi opera omnia = accedunt Innocentii II ... opuscula, diplomata, epistolae : Jacques-Paul Migne [Hrsg.] by William( Book )

53 editions published between 1855 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The kings before the Norman Conquest by William( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Lamentations by William( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William, a Benedictine monk of Malmesbury in western England (died c. 1143), is well known as the author of two major historical works, on the English kings and bishops from the beginnings down to his own time. These and other works, especially several saints' Lives, have always been easily accessible. But the commentary on Lamentations was not published in full until 2011. It presents itself as an abbreviation of a ninth-century predecessor, one of very few who had commented on this book. William follows his precursor in applying the traditional threefold interpretation: literal (historical), allegorical and moral. But he is no slavish imitator. He aims to re-write and improve on his source in both content and style. His characteristic mastery of the Bible and of an astonishingly wide range of classical and patristic literature is everywhere apparent. His Latin is elegant, not to say mannered and sometimes obscure, and presents many problems to the translator
Miracles of the Blessed Virgin Mary by William( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and Latin and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gesta regum Anglorum by William( Book )

13 editions published between 1840 and 1964 in 3 languages and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of the kings of England and of his own times by William( Book )

4 editions published in 1854 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Gesta regum Anglorum = The history of the English kings
Alternative Names
Gallo, Guillaume

Gallus, Guilielmus

Gallus, Guillelmus

Guglielmo di Malmesbury 1080-1142

Guglielmo di Malmesbury monaco e storico britannico

Guilelmus Bibliothecarius 1080-1142

Guilelmus de Malmesbury 1080-1142

Guilelmus, Malmesberiensis, ca.1090-1143

Guilelmus Malmesbirensis 1080-1142

Guilelmus Malmesbiriensis 1080-1142

Guilelmus Malmesburiensis.

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

Guilherme de Malmesbury

Guilielmus Gallus

Guilielmus, Malmesburiensis, ca.1090-1143

Guillaume de Malmesbury.

Guillaume de Malmesbury 1080-1142

Guillaume de Malmesbury, ca. 1090-1143

Guillelmus Bibliothecarius 1080-1142

Guillelmus Malmesburiensis 1080?-1142?

Guillelmus Malmesburiensis, ca. 1090-1143

Guillelmus Somerset.

Guillem de Malmesbury

Guillerme de Malmesbury

Guillermo de Malmesbury

Guillermo de Malmesbury 1080-1142

Guillermo, de Malmesbury, approximately 1090-1143

Guillermo de Malmesbury ca. 1090-1143

Gulielmus Malmesburiensis

Gulielmus, Malmesburiensis, approximately 1090-1143

Gulielmus Malmesburiensis ca. 1090-1143

Malmesbury, Guillaume de

Malmesbury, William.

Malmesbury, William 1080-1142

Malmesbury, William of

Malmesbury William of 1080?-1142?

Malmesbury, William of, approximately 1090-1143

Malmesbury, William of ca. 1090-1143

Malmesburyi Vilmos

Somerset, Guilelmus.

Vilém z Malmesbury

Vilhelm av Malmesbury, ca 1090-1143

Vilhelmo de Malmesbury

Wilhelm Somersetensis 1080-1142

Wilhelm von Malmesbury englischer Geschichtsschreiber

Wilhelm z Malmesbury.

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 Malmesbiriensis 1080-1142

Willelmus, Malmesbiriensis, ca.1090-1143

Willelmus Malmesbiriensis, O.S.B., 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, Meldvnensis monachvs, ca.1090-1143

Willem van Malmesbury Brits auteur

William af Malmesbury

William av Malmesbury

William av Malmesbury ca. 1090-1143

William, de Malmesbury, ca. 1090-1143

William Malmesbury 1080-1142

William Malmesburylainen

William, of Malmesbury.

William of Malmesbury 1080-1142

William of Malmesbury, asi 1090-1143

William, of Malmesbury, ca. 1090-1143

William of Malmesbury d. 1143?

William of Malmesbury English historian

William of Malmesbury, O.S.B., 1090-1143

William von Malmesbury 1080-1142

William z Malmesbury

Willielmus Malmesbiriensis 1080-1142

Вильям Мальмсберийский

Вільям Мальмсберыйскі

วิลเลียมแห่งมาล์มสบรี

マームズベリのウィリアム

马姆斯伯里的威廉

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Gesta regum Anglorum = The history of the English kingsHistoria novella : the contemporary historyThe early history of Glastonbury : an edition, translation, and study of William of Malmesbury's De antiquitate Glastonie ecclesieGesta pontificum Anglorum = The history of the English bishopsThe deeds of the bishops of England (Gesta Pontificum Anglorum)Saints' lives : lives of SS. Wulfstan, Dunstan, Patrick, Benignus and IndractThe kings before the Norman Conquest