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Birch, Walter de Gray 1842-1924

Overview
Works: 307 works in 936 publications in 7 languages and 8,015 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Charters and articles of incorporation  Catalogs  Registers (Lists)  Church history  Prayers and devotions 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Composer, Other
Classifications: DA152, 942.01
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Most widely held works about Walter de Gray Birch
 
Most widely held works by Walter de Gray Birch
The Saxons in England; a history of the English commonwealth till the period of the Norman conquest by John Mitchell Kemble( Book )

35 editions published between 1876 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This monumental 1849 publication was the first detailed analysis to compare Anglo-Saxon institutions with those of other Germanic peoples. The philologist and historian Kemble (1807-57) was born into a renowned family of actors, trained at Cambridge for both the bar and the church, but devoted his career to Germanic philology and Old English. His studies resulted in several books including a Beowulf edition (1833), a pioneering six-volume edition of Anglo-Saxon charters (Codex Diplomaticus Aevi Saxonici, 1839-48), and the posthumous Horae Ferales (1863), together with articles and translations in periodicals. He also corresponded for many years with Jacob Grimm. The Saxons drew heavily on Kemble's work on the charters. Volume 2 discusses how England changed under the Saxons, focusing on the powers and functions of the king, the ruling elite and the clergy, the role of the urban and rural population, and the situation of the poor
Cartularium saxonicum: a collection of charters relating to Anglo-Saxon history by Walter de Gray Birch( Book )

96 editions published between 1883 and 2016 in English and Latin and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walter de Gray Birch (1842-1924) worked in the Department of Manuscripts at the British Museum from 1864 to 1902 and published extensively in Anglo-Saxon studies. He is best known for this collection of over 1300 charters, in Latin and Old English, originally published in thirty-two parts between 1883 and 1893 and now reissued in three volumes. The funding for Birch's project eventually ran out, and the work ends at 975 CE. However, for the period covered, Birch's edition, which drew extensively on recent Victorian scholarship, superseded John Mitchell Kemble's 1839-48 Codex Diplomaticus Aevi Saxonici (also reissued in this series), which had been the first attempt to publish all the surviving Anglo-Saxon charter texts. Like Kemble, Birch organised his collection chronologically. Volume 2 covers the century from 839 to 947, and, alongside grants of lands and privileges, includes documents about corrupt bishops, pagan rites, decorated manuscripts and church treasures
The commentaries of the great Afonso Dalboquerque, second viceroy of India by Afonso de Albuquerque( Book )

42 editions published between 1875 and 2010 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The publications of the Hakluyt Society (founded in 1846) made available edited (and sometimes translated) early accounts of exploration. The first series, which ran from 1847 to 1899, consists of 100 books containing published or previously unpublished works by authors from Christopher Columbus to Sir Francis Drake, and covering voyages to the New World, to China and Japan, to Russia and to Africa and India. Volumes 53, 55, 62 and 69 of the series contain the English translation of The Commentaries of the Great Afonso Dalboquerque, translated and edited by Walter de Grey Birch. Afonso de Albuquerque (1453-1515) was a Portuguese naval officer and nobleman whose successful military campaigns helped establish Portugal's colonies in India. Volume 2 contains an account of his imprisonment in 1509 as a result of political rivalries, and his first conquest of Goa in February 1510
The history, art and palaeography of the manuscript styled the Utrecht psalter by Walter de Gray Birch( Book )

20 editions published between 1876 and 2012 in English and German and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seals by Walter de Gray Birch( Book )

14 editions published between 1907 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early drawings and illuminations : an introduction to the study of illustrated manuscripts, with a dictionary of subjects in the British Museum by Walter de Gray Birch( Book )

20 editions published in 1879 in 3 languages and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Domesday book : a popular account of the exchequer manuscript so called, with notices of the principal points of general interest which it contains by Walter de Gray Birch( Book )

23 editions published between 1887 and 1908 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The historical charters and constitutional documents of the City of London by London (England)( Book )

25 editions published between 1884 and 2010 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vita Haroldi. The romance of the life of Harold, king of England. From the unique manuscript in the British museum by Walter de Gray Birch( Book )

15 editions published between 1885 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fasti monastici aevi saxonici: or, an alphabetical list of the heads of religious houses in England previous to the Norman conquest, to which is prefixed a chronological catalogue of contemporary foundations by Walter de Gray Birch( Book )

18 editions published between 1872 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of Scottish seals from the eleventh to the seventeenth century by Walter de Gray Birch( Book )

11 editions published between 1905 and 2007 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liber vitae: register and martyrology of New Minster and Hyde Abbey, Winchester by England) Hyde Abbey (Winchester( Book )

16 editions published between 1892 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ancient manuscript of the eighth or ninth century: formerly belonging to St. Mary's Abbey, or Nunnaminster, Winchester by England) St. Mary's Abbey (Winchester( Book )

19 editions published between 1889 and 1981 in English and Latin and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of Margam abbey. Derived from the original documents in the British museum, H.M. Record office, the Margam muniments, etc by Walter de Gray Birch( Book )

16 editions published between 1897 and 2012 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Index saxonicus : an index to all the names of persons in Cartularium saxonicum ... by Walter de Gray Birch( Book )

20 editions published between 1899 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The royal charters of the city of Lincoln, Henry II to William III by Lincoln (England)( Book )

16 editions published between 1911 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lincoln was one of the wealthiest English cities from the twelfth to the fourteenth century, although it subsequently declined. This 1911 volume edited by Walter de Gray Birch contains transcripts and translations of the royal charters issued to the city of Lincoln between the twelfth and seventeenth centuries. The introduction discusses the physical condition, content, and importance of the charters, and the necessity for their preservation and publication as the foundations of modern civic democracy. The charters cover a wide range of topics, including protecting the guilds from outside competition, permitting the election of civic officers, allowing building work, and the holding of regular markets. The city authorities were diligent in getting charters and privileges confirmed by successive monarchs, which preserved the content of early, now lost, documents. Although the translations do contain some errors and misunderstandings of the original, this is a valuable collection of documents on city administration
Catalogue of a collection of original manuscripts formerly belonging to the Holy Office of the Inquisition in the Canary Islands : and now in the possession of the Marquess of Bute ... by Walter de Gray Birch( Book )

8 editions published in 1903 in English and Spanish and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commentaries of the great Afonso Dalboquerque by Afonso de Albuquerque( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The commentaries of the great Afonso Dalboquerque : [translated from the Portuguese edition of 1774] by Afonso de Albuquerque( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The royal charters of the city of Lincoln, Henry II to William III
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Birch, Walter D. 1842-1924

Birch, Walter de G. 1842-1924

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Walter de Gray Birch British Anglo-Saxon academic

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