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The anarchy : war and status in 12th-century landscapes of conflict.

Author: Creighton O H; Duncan [VNV] Wright
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2017
Series: Exeter studies in medieval Europe
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

The first ever archaeologically based study of the turbulent period of English history often known as the 'Anarchy' of King Stephen's reign in the mid-twelfth century, covering battlefields and  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Creighton O H; Duncan [VNV] Wright
ISBN: 9781781382424 1781382425
OCLC Number: 1015214622
Description: xi, 346 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Historical outline and the geography of 'anarchy' --
Waging war: fields of conflict and siege warfare --
Architecture and authority: castles --
Material culture: from arts to coins --
Performing violence: arms, armour and military apparel --
Faith and fortification: the church --
Town, village and country --
Anarchy on the fen edge: case study of the Isle of Ely --
The twelfth-century Civil War in context: assessment and reassessment.
Series Title: Exeter studies in medieval Europe
Responsibility: Oliver H Creighton and Duncan W Wright with contributions by Michael Fradley and Steven Trick.


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