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Bartlett, Robert 1950-

Works: 113 works in 327 publications in 7 languages and 8,754 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works  Conference proceedings  Biography  Case studies  Fiction  Church history  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of screenplay, Host, Annotator, Other
Classifications: D200, 940.1
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Most widely held works by Robert Bartlett
The making of Europe : conquest, colonization, and cultural change, 950-1350 by Robert Bartlett ( Book )
42 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 1,571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"From our twentieth-century perspective, we tend to think of the Europe of the past as a colonizer, a series of empires that conquered lands beyond their borders and forced European cultural values on other peoples. This provocative book shows that Europe in the Middle Ages was as much a product of a process of conquest and colonization as it was later a colonizer." "Robert Bartlett concentrates on the establishment of states by conquest and the peopling of distant countries by immigrants along the peripheries of the European continent. He asks what developments in language, law, belief, and habit accompanied warfare and settlement, as he explores the formation of racially mixed societies on the edges of Europe and the ideological justification for aggressive expansion." "This fascinating account shows how the expansionary power of this civilization sprang from its centers, even if it may be seen most starkly at its edges. Hence the theme is not only colonial conquest and settlement, the moving edge, but also the formation of an increasingly homogeneous society that by the end of the Middle Ages lay poised to enter a yet more expansionary phase of its history: one whose consequences are still around us."--Jacket
England under the Norman and Angevin kings, 1075-1225 by Robert Bartlett ( Book )
16 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 1,157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This lively and far-reaching account of the politics, religion, and culture of England in the century and a half after the Norman Conquest provides a vivid picture of everyday existence, and increases our understanding of all aspects of medieval society." "This was a period in which the ruling dynasty and military aristocracy were deeply enmeshed with the politics and culture of France. Professor Bartlett describes their conflicts and their preoccupations - the sense of honour, the role of violence, and the glitter of tournament, heraldry, and Arthurian romance. He explores the mechanics of government; assesses the role of the Church at a time of radical developments in religious life and organization; and investigates the peasant economy, the foundation of this society, and the growing urban and commercial activity."--Jacket
Medieval panorama by Robert Bartlett ( Book )
23 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 1,129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Reproductions and commentary help recreate every aspect of medieval life, including information on religion, knighthood, hunting, arts, social relations, government, architecture, literature and other related topics."
Trial by fire and water : the medieval judicial ordeal by Robert Bartlett ( Book )
30 editions published between 1986 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Medieval frontier societies by Robert Bartlett ( Book )
21 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the first study of the nature of frontiers and frontier society in the Middle Ages. Focusing on the frontiers between England and Scotland, Wales, and Ireland; between Castile and Grenada; and on the Elbe, the book examines the consequences for frontier societies of being located in areas of cross-cultural contact and confrontation. This comparative study by expert contributors throws new light on our thinking about frontiers, and fills a major gap in the history of medieval Europe. -- Publishers description
The hanged man : a story of miracle, memory, and colonialism in the Middle Ages by Robert Bartlett ( Book )
14 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Seven hundred years ago, executioners led a Welsh rebel named William Cragh to a wintry hill to be hanged. They placed a noose around his neck, dropped him from the gallows, and later pronounced him dead. But was he dead? While no less than nine eyewitnesses attested to his demise, Cragh later proved to be very much alive, his resurrection attributed to the saintly entreaties of the defunct Bishop Thomas de Cantilupe." "The Hanged Man tells the story of this putative miracle - why it happened, what it meant, and how we know about it. The nine eyewitness accounts live on in the transcripts of de Cantilupe's canonization hearings, and these previously unexamined documents contribute not only to an enthralling mystery, but to an unprecedented glimpse into the day-to-day workings of medieval society." "While unraveling the haunting tale of the hanged man, Robert Bartlett leads us deeply into the world of lords, rebels, churchmen, papal inquisitors, and other individuals living at the time of conflict and conquest in Wales. In the process, he reconstructs voices that others have failed to find. We hear from the lady of the castle where the hanged man was imprisoned, the laborer who watched the execution, the French bishop charged with investigating the case, and scores of other members of the medieval citizenry. Brimming with the intrigue of a detective novel, The Hanged Man will appeal to both scholars of medieval history and general readers alike."--BOOK JACKET
The natural and the supernatural in the Middle Ages : the Wiles lecture given at the Queen's University of Belfast, 2006 by Robert Bartlett ( Book )
13 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"How did people of the mediaeval period explain physical phenomena, such as eclipses or the distribution of land and water on the globe? What creatures did they think they might encounter: angels, devils, witches, dog-headed people? This book explores the ways in which mediaeval people categorized the world, concentrating on the division between the natural and the supernatural and showing how the idea of the supernatural came to be invented in the Middle Ages." "Robert Bartlett examines how theologians and others sought to draw lines between the natural, the miraculous, the marvelous, and the monstrous and the many conceptual problems they encountered as they did so. The final chapter explores the extraordinary thought-world of Roger Bacon as a case study exemplifying these issues. By recovering the mentalities of mediaeval writers and thinkers, the book raises the critical question of how we deal with beliefs we no longer share."--Jacket
Why can the dead do such great things? : saints and worshippers from the martyrs to the Reformation by Robert Bartlett ( Book )
7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From its earliest centuries, one of the most notable features of Christianity has been the veneration of the saints--the holy dead. This sweepingly ambitious history from one of the world's leading medieval historians tells the fascinating story of the cult of the saints from its origins in the second-century days of the Christian martyrs to the Protestant Reformation. Drawing on sources from around the Christian world, Robert Bartlett examines all of the most important aspects of the saints--including miracles, relics, pilgrimages, shrines, and the saints' role in the calendar, literature, a
Gerald of Wales, 1146-1223 by Robert Bartlett ( Book )
11 editions published between 1979 and 1982 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
History and historians : selected papers of R.W. Southern by R. W Southern ( Book )
9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"R. W. Southern (1912-2001) is widely regarded as one of the greatest medieval historians. His first book, The Making of the Middle Ages (1953), translated into many languages and never out of print, is recognized as a classic. This volume contains the series of reflections on medieval historical writing that Southern produced during his tenure as President of the Royal Historical Society, supplemented by his occasional pieces on two related subjects: the nature of academic history and appreciations of other medievalists, both his teachers and his contemporaries. Their publication here in book format makes these writings by a master medievalist accessible to the wider audience they deserve."--BOOK JACKET
Life and miracles of St Modwenna by Geoffroy ( Book )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and Latin and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The "Life and Miracles of St Modwenna" is among the most substantial pieces of 12th-century English hagiographic writing not previously to have appeared in print. It comprises a rewriting of an earlier "Life" by Conchubranus, and accounts of cures and punishments connected with Modwenna
The miracles of Saint Æbbe of Coldingham and Saint Margaret of Scotland ( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in Latin and English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die Geburt Europas aus dem Geist der Gewalt : Eroberung, Kolonisierung und kultureller Wandel von 950 bis 1350 by Robert Bartlett ( Book )
6 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in German and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The quest for the Golden Dragon by June Counsel ( Book )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The crew of the pirate ship Magpie take on more than they had bargained for when they steal a Golden Dragon with magical powers. It's a good thing they have Sharp, the cabin boy, aboard because they run into some unexpected and very serious trouble
Gerald of Wales : a voice of the Middle Ages by Robert Bartlett ( Book )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die Welt des Mittelalters : Kunst, Religion, Gesellschaft ; Enzyklopädie mit 800 Bildern ( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in German and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Once there was a house : and you can make it! by Judy Hindley ( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A small story of children playing imaginatively with cartons and other household materials used as houses, furniture, gas station, and tools is accompanied by the directions for making these things
Correlation and Localization ( )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La Formación de Europa : conquista, civilización y cambio cultural, 950-1350 by Robert Bartlett ( Book )
4 editions published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Panorama medieval by Robert Bartlett ( Book )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in Spanish and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Bartlett, R. J.
Bartlett, R.J. 1950-
Bartlett, R. J. (Robert J.), 1950-
Bartlett, Robert
Bartlett, Robert J.
Bartlett, Robert J. 1950-
Бартлетт, Роберт 1950-
バートレット, R
バートレット, ロバート
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