Domesday Book: A Complete Translation

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Ann Williams, Geoffrey Haward Martin
Penguin Books, 2003 - History - 1436 pages
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Domesday Book, compiled in 1086 at the behest of William the Conqueror, has been described as "the most valuable piece of antiquity possessed by any nation" (David Hume) and viewed by historians as the final act of the Norman conquest. Produced under the supervision of the most renowned Domesday scholars, this authoritative translation of the complete Domesdayoffers a remarkable portrait of England in the late eleventh century.

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Oldest record of Anglo-Saxon England - a superb written account at the time of the Norman Conquest: Following their victory at the Battle of Hastings (1066) a wide-ranging, assiduously collected ... Read full review

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Fascinating in the way a set of encyclopedias or a dictionary can be...there is no story or plot, being just a tax record of assets, but really absorbing. Read full review



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Ann Williams received her Ph.D. from Northwestern University and also has a Diplome d'Etudes Approfondies from the Universite de Lyon II. She is currently professor of French at Metropolitan State College of Denver, where she teaches courses in language, literature, and culture, and she has coauthored three other college-level French textbooks. Dr. Williams received the Chris Wells Memorial Creativity Award in 2008 (Colorado Congress of Foreign Language Teachers).

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