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Crouch, David

Works: 38 works in 245 publications in 2 languages and 5,891 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Sources  Poetry  Church history  Charters and articles of incorporation  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Composer, Annotator
Classifications: HT653.G7, 305.520941
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Publications about David Crouch
Publications by David Crouch
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Most widely held works by David Crouch
The birth of nobility : constructing aristocracy in England and France : 900-1300 by David Crouch( Book )
14 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 524 libraries worldwide
"The history of medieval aristocracy is in crisis, collapsing under the weight of three centuries of work and confused by separate and mutually uncomprehending Anglophone and Francophone historiographies. David Crouch lucidly summarises and analyses this enormous international field of publications, unpicking the basic assumptions behind both national traditions in order to explain and reconcile them. He offers new ways to take the study of aristocracy forward in both England and France." "The Birth of Nobility breaks down the study of medieval aristocracy into four debates on noble conduct, noble lineage, noble class and noble power. Each is subjected to a thorough review by comparing current scholarship with a vast range of historical source material."--Jacket
The Normans : the history of a dynasty by David Crouch( Book )
23 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 513 libraries worldwide
"The Normans is the history of a dynasty. It is also the history of ruthless ambition, rivalry and war between brothers and cousins. The Norman Conquest of England in 1066 was a critical moment in history. Following the death of Harold at the battle of Hastings, it established William, duke of Normandy, on the throne of England. By ending Anglo-Saxon rule, it tied England to Normandy and to involvement in France for the next five hundred years." "The Normans were pioneers of strong government, vigorous builders of churches and castles, and fierce warriors. William I's death was followed by civil war and continued tension between England and Normandy, unresolved at the time of the death of William Rufus in a hunting accident in the New Forest in 1100. Peace under Henry I was followed by final eclipse after the Anarchy of Stephen's reign, when 'Christ and his saints slept'. David Crouch, one of the leading historians of the period, tells the dramatic story of a remarkable dynasty."--Jacket
The Beaumont twins : the roots and branches of power in the twelfth century by David Crouch( Book )
17 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 421 libraries worldwide
A biography of Robert de Beaumont (1104-1168), the earl of Leicester, and Waleran de Beaumont (1104-1168), the count of Meulan. They are the twin sons of Robert de Beaumont, the count of Meulan and the earl of Leicester. Waleran led a rebellion against Henry I in 1123-4. Robert built a solid power-base in the Central Midlands of England. He used his power to gain a high office in Henry II's government after 1154
The reign of King Stephen, 1135-1154 by David Crouch( Book )
19 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and held by 416 libraries worldwide
At last: an authoritative, up to date account of the troubled reign of King Stephen, by a leading scholar of the Anglo-Norman world. David Crouch covers every aspect of the period - the king and the empress, the aristocracy, the Church, government and the nation at large. He also looks at the wider dimensions of the story, in Scotland, Wales, Normandy and elsewhere. The result (weaving its discussions around a vigorous narrative core) is a a work of major scholarship. A must for specialist and amateur medievalists alike
William Marshal : court, career, and chivalry in the Angevin Empire, 1147-1219 by David Crouch( Book )
14 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and held by 359 libraries worldwide
The English aristocracy : 1070-1272: a social transformation by David Crouch( Book )
11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 357 libraries worldwide
William the Conqueror's victory in 1066 was the beginning of a period of major transformation for medieval English aristocrats. In this groundbreaking book, David Crouch examines for the first time the fate of the English aristocracy between the reigns of the Conqueror and Edward I. Offering an original explanation of medieval society -- one that no longer employs traditional "feudal" or "bastard feudal" models -- Crouch argues that society remade itself around the emerging principle of nobility in the generations on either side of 1200, marking the beginning of the ancien regime. The book describes the transformation in aristocrats' expectations, conduct, piety, and status; in expressions of social domination; and in the relationship with the monarchy. Synchronizing English social history with non-English scholarship, Crouch places England's experience of change within a broader European transformation and highlights England's important role in the process. With his accustomed skill, Crouch redefines a fascinating era and the noble class that emerged from it. - Publisher
Tournament by David Crouch( Book )
15 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 276 libraries worldwide
The image of aristocracy in Britain, 1000-1300 by David Crouch( Book )
14 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 274 libraries worldwide
"David Crouch offers a new approach to the fascinating study of aristocracy in England, Wales and Scotland and is the first to relate developments in the aristocracies in all three countries during the period of study. His approach is also original in examining the material manifestations of aristocracy rather than looking at institutions and charter-attestations. In the first part of the book he writes about hereditary titles, including those of earl and prince, and also expands on the social styles of baron, knight and squire. The second part of the book focuses on aristocratic insignia and behaviour, including chapters on heraldry, material attributes such as coronets and sceptres, the aristocratic household, residence and religious patronage." "Working from these, the book constructs a fresh picture of the growth in numbers and self-consciousness of the aristocracy in England and the effect that this had on Welsh and Scottish society. There is also an extensive introduction on medieval ideas and modern perceptions of aristocracy." "The Image of Aristocracy provides a context for the more specific and numerical studies of aristocracy and power in Britain. It will be of interest to all historians and students of the Middle Ages, as well as to students of heraldry and genealogy."--Jacket
William Marshal : knighthood, war and chivalry, 1147-1219 by David Crouch( Book )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 237 libraries worldwide
Ruthless opportunist, astute courtier, manipulative politician and brutal, efficient soldier: this is€William Marshal as portrayed by David Crouch in his widely acclaimed biography of 'the Marshal'. With the new translation of the contemporary epic poem, Histoire de Giuillaume de Mareschal, and newly discovered documents, David Crouch has substantitvely re-worked and expanded his original volume. Now fully illustrated, this second edition represents a complete reappraisal of€ the career and character of this remarkable man, and provides a riveting account of the realities of aristocratic life in the age of chivalry.€
Lost letters of medieval life : English society, 1200-1250 by David Crouch( Book )
11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 224 libraries worldwide
From the publisher. Everyday life in early thirteenth-century England is revealed in vivid detail in this riveting collection of correspondence of people from all classes, from peasants and shopkeepers to bishops and earls. The documents edited here include letters between masters and servants, husbands and wives, neighbors and enemies, and cover a wide range of topics: politics and war, going to fairs and going to law, attending tournaments and stocking a game park, borrowing cash and doing favors for friends, investigating adultery and building a windmill. While letters by celebrated people have long been known, the correspondence of ordinary people has not survived and has generally been assumed never to have existed in the first place. Martha Carlin and David Crouch, however, have discovered numerous examples of such correspondence hiding in plain sight. The letters can be found in manuscripts called formularies -- the collections of form letters and other model documents that for centuries were used to teach the arts of letter-writing and keeping accounts. The writing-masters and their students who produced these books compiled examples of all the kinds of correspondence that people of means, members of the clergy, and those who handled their affairs might expect to encounter in their business and personal lives. Tucked among the sample letters in these formularies from popes to bishops and from kings to sheriffs are examples of a much more casual, ephemeral kind of correspondence. These are the low-level letters that evidently were widely exchanged, but were often discarded because they were not considered to be of lasting importance. Two manuscripts, one in the British Library and the other in the Bodleian Library, are especially rich in such documents, and it is from these collections that Carlin and Crouch have drawn the letters and other documents in this volume. They are presented here in their first printed edition, both in the original Latin and in English translation, each document splendidly contextualized in an accompanying essay
Normandy and its neighbours, 900-1250 : essays for David Bates ( Book )
11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 108 libraries worldwide
One of the most important aspects of David Bates's career has been his readiness to engage with the world of modern French scholarship. This collection - offered in recognition of his contribution - acknowledges the many strands of his scholarship
History of William Marshal ( Book )
in English and held by 103 libraries worldwide
The acts and letters of the Marshal family : Marshals of England and Earls of Pembroke, 1145-1248 by Marshal( Book )
10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 102 libraries worldwide
Llandaff Episcopal acta, 1140-1287 by Eglise catholique( Book )
5 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and Latin and held by 71 libraries worldwide
In the twelfth century, the Diocese of Llandaff was in the province of Canterbury. Llandaff is also spelled Llandaf
The Newburgh earldom of Warwick and its charters, 1088-1253 ( Book )
2 editions published in 2015 in Latin and English and held by 34 libraries worldwide
Colonial psychosocial : reading William Lane by David Crouch( Book )
4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
A small, bespectacled man with impressive moustaches and a devastating way with words, William Lane was at first delighted with the pliant disposition of the society he found emerging in the colonies of Australia. The nascent nation was awash with radical ideas and inherited bigotries, but also obsessed with itself and uneasy about its own place and composition. To this combustible atmosphere, Lane contributed all the excesses of his blistering rhetoric and seductive hyperbole; he mesmerised his audience with all the things it feared. Colonial Psychosocial traverses the 'darkness' of colonial
Medieval Scarborough : studies in trade and civic life ( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
History of William Marshal ( Book )
10 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
History of William Marshal ( Book )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
History of William Marshal ( Book )
8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Crouch, David Bruce
Crouch, David Bruce, 1953-
David Crouch British historian
Крауч, Дэвид историк
English (206)
Latin (2)
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