History and Historians: Selected Papers of R. W. Southern

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 15, 2008 - History - 288 pages
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This book makes a selection of writings by the great medievalhistorian, Sir Richard Southern, available to the wider audiencethey deserve.

  • A collection of writings by the great medieval historian, SirRichard Southern.
  • Offers a fascinating insight into the beliefs and ideas thatunderpinned Southern’s work.
  • Contains the series of reflections on medieval historicalwriting that Southern produced during his tenure as President ofthe Royal Historical Society.
  • Also includes pieces on the nature of academic history, as wellas Southern’s appreciations of other medievalists.
  • Brings together texts that would otherwise be difficult tolocate.
  • Makes these writings accessible to the wider audience theydeserve.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Part I Aspects of the European Tradition of Historical Writing
9
Part II History
85
Part III Historians
135
Notes
240
Bibliography of the Publications of R W Southern
260
Index
271
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Sir Richard Southern was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1912and educated at the Royal Grammar School there and at BalliolCollege, Oxford. He was a Fellow of Balliol from 1937-61, ChicheleProfessor of History at Oxford from 1961-9, and President of StJohn’s College, Oxford from 1969-81. He was knighted in 1974.He died in Oxford in 2001.

Robert Bartlett is Bishop Wardlaw Professor of MedievalHistory at the University of St Andrew’s in Scotland and aFellow of the British Academy. He has also taught at theUniversities of Edinburgh and Chicago and has held Fellowships atthe Universities of Michigan, Princeton and Göttingen. Hisbook, The Making of Europe (1993) won the Wolfson LiteraryPrize for History.

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