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William of Malmesbury approximately 1090-1143

Overview
Works: 174 works in 480 publications in 5 languages and 5,842 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Sources  Biography  Commentaries 
Roles: Editor, Other, Adapter
Classifications: DA198.5, 942
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Publications about William
Publications by William
Publications by William, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about William
 
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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 )
39 editions published between 1847 and 2012 in English and held by 780 libraries worldwide
The historia novella by William( Book )
13 editions published in 1955 in 3 languages and held by 354 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 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
Gesta regum Anglorum = The history of the English kings by William( Book )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 287 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 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 281 libraries worldwide
Polyhistor : a critical edition by William( Book )
9 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in Latin and English and held by 276 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 )
10 editions published in 1928 in English and Latin and held by 271 libraries worldwide
Willelmi Malmesbiriensis monachi De gestis regum Anglorum libri quinque; Historiæ novellæ libri tres by William( Book )
22 editions published between 1887 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 262 libraries worldwide
Willelmi Malmesbiriensis monachi De gestis pontificum Anglorum libri quinque by William( Book )
24 editions published between 1870 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 260 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 253 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 )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and Multiple languages and held by 219 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 )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Latin and held by 180 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 )
12 editions published between 1840 and 1964 in 3 languages and held by 131 libraries worldwide
Willelmi Meldunensis monachi Liber super explanationem Lamentationum Ieremiae prophetae by William( Book )
7 editions published in 2011 in Latin and held by 119 libraries worldwide
The kings before the Norman Conquest by William( Book )
3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 75 libraries worldwide
Gesta regum Anglorum by William( Book )
12 editions published between 1840 and 1964 in Latin and German and held by 64 libraries worldwide
A history of the Norman kings (1066-1125) by William( Book )
5 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 62 libraries worldwide
The history of the kings of England and the modern history of William of Malmesbury by William( Book )
3 editions published in 1815 in English and held by 55 libraries worldwide
The antiquities of Glastonbury by William( Book )
12 editions published between 1900 and 2010 in English and held by 50 libraries worldwide
William of Malmesbury's Life of St. Wulstan : bishop of Worcester by William( Book )
6 editions published between 1934 and 1996 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Guglielmo di Malmesbury 1080-1142
Guilelmus Bibliothecarius 1080-1142
Guilelmus de Malmesbury 1080-1142
Guilelmus, Malmesberiensis, ca.1090-1143
Guilelmus Malmesbirensis 1080-1142
Guilelmus Malmesbiriensis 1080-1142
Guilelmus Malmesburiensis, ca 1090-1143
Guilelmus Meldunensis 1080-1142
Guilelmus Somerset 1080-1142
Guilelmus Somersetensis 1080-1142
Guilelmus Wigorniensis 1080-1142
Guilielmus, Malmesburiensis, ca.1090-1143
Guillaume, de Malmesbury
Guillaume de Malmesbury 1080-1142
Guillelmus Malmesburiensis 1080?-1142?
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 1080-1142
Malmesbury, William of
Malmesbury William of 1080?-1142?
Malmesbury, William of, approximately 1090-1143
Malmesbury, William of, ca.1090-1143
Vilhelm av Malmesbury, ca 1090-1143
Wilhelm von Malmesbury 1080-1142
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
William, de Malmesbury, ca. 1090-1143
William Malmesbury 1080-1142
William, of Malmesbury
William of Malmesbury 1080-1142
William, of Malmesbury, ca. 1090-1143
William of Malmesbury, d. 1143?
William of Malmesbury, O.S.B., 1090-1143
William z Malmesbury.
Willielmus Malmesbiriensis 1080-1142
Languages
English (174)
Latin (77)
German (4)
French (1)
Multiple languages (1)
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