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William of Malmesbury approximately 1090-1143

Works: 199 works in 739 publications in 9 languages and 7,391 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 733 libraries worldwide
Gesta regum Anglorum = The history of the English kings by William( Book )
62 editions published between 1200 and 2014 in English and Latin and held by 532 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 between 1955 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 396 libraries worldwide
Historia novella : the contemporary history by William( Book )
9 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and Latin and held by 334 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 304 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 287 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 libraries worldwide
Willelmi Malmesbiriensis monachi De gestis pontificum Anglorum libri quinque by William( Book )
34 editions published between 1870 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 272 libraries worldwide
Willelmi Malmesbiriensis monachi De gestis regum Anglorum libri quinque; Historiæ novellæ libri tres by William( Book )
26 editions published between 1887 and 1965 in 4 languages and held by 265 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 257 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 )
5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 256 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 libraries worldwide
"This volume presents the hagiographical writings of the Benedictine monk, historian, and scholar, William of Malmesbury (c.1090-c.1143): his Lives of Wulfstan and Dunstan, which survive complete, and those of Patrick, Benignus, and Indract, which exist now only as fragments. Only the Life of Wulfstan has been translated before; the fragments are edited here for the first time, and for the first time an assessment is offered of William as hagiographer, and of the relationship between his historical and hagiographical output. For Wulfstan II, bishop of Worcester 1062-95, William's Life is the main primary source. The other lives, written for the monks of Glastonbury, shed important light on William's use of his sources."--BOOK JACKET
Willelmi Meldunensis monachi Liber super explanationem Lamentationum Ieremiae prophetae by William( Book )
9 editions published in 2011 in Latin and English and held by 135 libraries worldwide
Willelmi Malmesburiensis monachi opera omnia = accedunt Innocentii II ... opuscula, diplomata, epistolae : Jacques-Paul Migne [Hrsg.] by William( Book )
50 editions published between 1855 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 110 libraries worldwide
Miracles of the Blessed Virgin Mary by William( Book )
7 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and Latin and held by 87 libraries worldwide
The kings before the Norman Conquest by William( Book )
5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 87 libraries worldwide
On Lamentations by William( Book )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 85 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
Rerum Anglicarum scriptores post Bedam praecipui : ex vetustissimis codicibus manuscriptis nunc primum in lucem editi ... by Henry Savile( Book )
9 editions published between 1596 and 1601 in Latin and held by 64 libraries worldwide
The history of the kings of England and the modern history of William of Malmesbury by William( Book )
6 editions published in 1815 in English and held by 58 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 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Guglielmo 1080-1142 di Malmesbury
Guglielmo di Malmesbury 1080-1142
Guglielmo di Malmesbury monaco e storico britannico
Guilelmus 1080-1142 Bibliothecarius
Guilelmus 1080-1142 de Malmesbury
Guilelmus 1080-1142 Malmesbirensis
Guilelmus 1080-1142 Malmesbiriensis
Guilelmus 1080-1142 Malmesburiensis
Guilelmus 1080-1142 Meldunensis
Guilelmus 1080-1142 Somerset
Guilelmus 1080-1142 Somersetensis
Guilelmus 1080-1142 Wigorniensis
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, Malmesburiensis, ca.1090-1143
Guillaume 1080-1142 de Malmesbury
Guillaume de Malmesbury.
Guillaume de Malmesbury 1080-1142
Guillaume de Malmesbury, ca. 1090-1143
Guillelmus Bibliothecarius 1080-1142
Guillelmus Malmesburiensis
Guillelmus Malmesburiensis 1080?-1142?
Guillelmus Malmesburiensis, ca. 1090-1143
Guillelmus Somerset.
Guillem de Malmesbury
Guillerme de Malmesbury
Guillermo 1080-1142 de Malmesbury
Guillermo approximately 1090-1143 de Malmesbury
Guillermo 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 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 1080-1142 von Malmesbury
Wilhelm Somersetensis 1080-1142
Wilhelm von Malmesbury englischer Geschichtsschreiber
Wilhelm z Malmesbury.
Wilhelmus 1080-1142 Malmesburiensis
Wilhelmus 1080-1142 Somersetensis
Wilhelmus 1080-1142 Sommersetensis
Wilhelmus approximately 1090-1143 Malmesburiensis
Wilhelmus approximately 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 Malmesbiriensis
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
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 1080-1142 Malmesbury
William 1080-1142 of Malmesbury
William af Malmesbury
William approximately 1090-1143 of Malmesbury
William av Malmesbury
William av Malmesbury ca. 1090-1143
William ca. 1090-1143 of Malmesbury
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 1080-1142 Malmesbiriensis
Willielmus Malmesbiriensis 1080-1142
Вильям Мальмсберийский
Вільям Мальмсберыйскі
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