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Crouch, David

Works: 81 works in 216 publications in 3 languages and 4,805 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Sources  Church history  Bibliography  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Other, Annotator
Classifications: DC611.N862, 942.02
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The Normans the history of a dynasty by David Crouch( file )
19 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 1,278 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."--BOOK JACKET
The birth of nobility : constructing aristocracy in England and France : 900-1300 by David Crouch( Book )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 506 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."--BOOK JACKET
Lost letters of medieval life English society, 1200-1250 ( file )
6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 440 libraries worldwide
The reign of King Stephen, 1135-1154 by David Crouch( Book )
15 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 429 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
The Beaumont twins : the roots and branches of power in the twelfth century by David Crouch( Book )
13 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 English aristocracy : 1070-1272: a social transformation by David Crouch( Book )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 373 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
William Marshal : court, career, and chivalry in the Angevin Empire, 1147-1219 by David Crouch( Book )
10 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and held by 347 libraries worldwide
The image of aristocracy in Britain, 1000-1300 by David Crouch( Book )
11 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 334 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
Tournament by David Crouch( Book )
12 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 265 libraries worldwide
Normandy and its neighbours, 900-1250 : essays for David Bates ( Book )
10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and French and held by 99 libraries worldwide
Llandaff Episcopal acta, 1140-1287 by David Crouch( Book )
5 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and Latin and held by 66 libraries worldwide
In the twelfth century, the Diocese of Llandaff was in the province of Canterbury. Llandaff is also spelled Llandaf
The allotment : its landscape and culture by David Crouch( Book )
7 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in English and held by 34 libraries worldwide
Medieval Scarborough : studies in trade and civic life ( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
City fields, country gardens : [allotment essays] by Michael Hyde( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
The social relevance of science and technology education : an annotated bibliographic guide by Erik Millstone( Book )
5 editions published in 1986 in English and French and held by 15 libraries worldwide
The popular culture of city parks by David Crouch( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
The Celanese greenhouse study by H. Dixon Bishop( Book )
2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Random access : a selection of Brisbane artists using photocopiers and computers : M.O.C.A. July 18- August 12 ( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
History of William Marshal ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Crouch, David Bruce
English (144)
French (2)
Latin (1)
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