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Vaughan, Richard 1927-2014

Overview
Works: 72 works in 445 publications in 4 languages and 8,754 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Biography  Internet videos  Documentary films  Documentary television programs  Pictorial works  Drama  Church history 
Roles: Author, Editor, Producer, Translator, Other
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Most widely held works by Richard Vaughan
Philip the Bold : the formation of the Burgundian state by Richard Vaughan( Book )

54 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in English and held by 1,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theme of Richard Vaughn's first volume in his masterly four-part history of the Valois dukes of Burgundy is uncompromisingly political and institutional. It is "the emergence of a Burgundian state under Philip the Bold's aegis in the years 1384 to 1404". The book is, after all, subtitled "The Formation of the Burgundian State". Vaughan did not set out to write a biography of Philip the Bold: his overall aim was "to describe his policies, his administration, his court and his finances, and to depict Burgundy as a European power". He was aware of the potentially controversial nature of his interpretation in 1962, and it remains controversial today. Received opinion had tended to link the formation of a Burgundian "state" with the reign of Philip's grandson, Philip the Good (1419-67), which witnessed the unification of the Low Countries under Burgundian rule. From this perspective, Philip the Bold was viewed more as an ambitious French prince then as the creator of a new polity on the European political stage. The central issue addressed by Vaughan's book was whether Philip the Bold was the founder of a "new", independent state; or was he simply a great prince ("first peer") of France, seeking to expand his resources and territories at the expense of the French crown, attaining a hegemonic role in French politics by exploiting all the means at his command? If so, he was essentially similar to other French princes of the blood -- the dukes of Orleans, Berry or Bourbon -- all of whom were inextricably enmeshed in French power-politics, manipulating the networks of patronage and clientage which had formed in and around the Parisian court. Vaughan's emphasis, in 1962, on the centralization and coordination of power and institutions under Philip the Bold can now be offset by an increased awareness of alternative models for the "modern" state. - Malcolm Vale
John the Fearless; the growth of Burgundian power by Richard Vaughan( Book )

49 editions published between 1966 and 2015 in English and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the Valois dukes political activities in France as head of the Burgundian State from 1404 to 1419
Chronicles of Matthew Paris : monastic life in the thirteenth century by Matthew Paris( Book )

37 editions published between 1984 and 1994 in English and German and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Re-issue of Chronicles of Matthew Paris, published in 1984, but without the "Deeds of the Abbots of St Alban's," and with many of Matthew Paris's own marginal illustrations to his chronicle reprodued in colour
Philip the Good : the apogee of Burgundy by Richard Vaughan( Book )

32 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in English and held by 862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philip, who ruled from 1419 to 1467, was one of the most powerful and influential rulers of the fifteenth century. Forced into an alliance with the English, he soon found that he held the balance of power between England and France -- reflected in the final crucial phase of the Hundred Years War. Under Philip the Good, grandson of the founder of the duchy's power, Burgundy reached its apogee. Professor Vaughan portrays not only Philip the Good himself, perhaps the most attractive personality among the four great dukes, but the workings of the court and of one of the most efficent -- if not necessarily the most popular -- administrations in fifteenth-century Europe. The complex diplomatic history of Philip the Good's long ducal reign (1419-1467) occupies much of the book, in particular Burgundy's relations with England and France. The central theme is Philip the Good's policy of territorial and personal aggrandisement, which culminated in his negotiations with the Holy Roman Emperor for a crown. And due attention is given to the great flowering of artistic life in Burgundy which made Philip's court at Dijon an important cultural centre in the period immediately preceding the Renaissance. All this is based on the close study of the considerable surviving archives of Philip's civil service, and on the chronicles and letters of the period. Philip the Good provides a definitive study of the life and times of the ruler whose position and achievements made him the greatest magnate in Europe during what has been called "the Burgundian century". - Publisher
Charles the Bold; the last Valois Duke of Burgundy by Richard Vaughan( Book )

36 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in English and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matthew Paris by Richard Vaughan( Book )

30 editions published between 1958 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Valois Burgundy by Richard Vaughan( Book )

14 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in 3 languages and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opkomst, inrichting en oorzaken van verval van het Bourgondische rijk
Post-war integration in Europe by Richard Vaughan( Book )

17 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twentieth-century Europe : paths to unity by Richard Vaughan( Book )

17 editions published between 1978 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Arctic : a history by Richard Vaughan( Book )

16 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As well as describing the explorers and colonists of the Arctic and the various and thwarted attempts to forge a trade route through the North-West or North-East Passages - including those by the great sixteenth-century explorer Willem Barentsz, and by Henry Hudson, who died after a mutiny and whose name lives on in Hudson Bay - the book also studies the region's indigenous inhabitants, in particular the Inuit and Samoyed peoples. Archaeological evidence of early habitation is considered, including the remarkable Whale Alley on Yttygran Island in Russia's Far East, an Arctic 'Stonehenge'. Later chapters cover the history of whaling, of the Hudson's Bay Company and other fur traders, and of the exploitation of the Arctic's natural resources. In the twentieth century exploration for the purposes of scientific research began and conservation became an important issue
Northwest Greenland : a history by Richard Vaughan( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This history of Avanersuaq ('the place in the farthest north') in northwest Greenland covers the history and culture of the Inuhuit (Inuit) people, European and American exploration, whaling, Thule air base, Qaanaaq and the current economic and social context
In search of Arctic birds by Richard Vaughan( Book )

13 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Decribes the way birds or their eggs have been hunted, killed and eaten, collected or studied in the Arctic. Also discusses the conservation of Arctic birds and the ways and means of Arctic birdwatching
The chronicle attributed to John of Wallingford by John of Wallingford( Book )

10 editions published between 1868 and 1958 in Latin and English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social interest, a challenge to mankind by Alfred Adler( Book )

6 editions published between 1939 and 1964 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schr. ziet een volkomen gemeenschapsgevoel als hoogste ideaal der mensheid en tracht uit resultaten van zijn individualpsychologisch onderzoek dit te bewijzen
Plovers by Richard Vaughan( Book )

5 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arctic summer : birds in North Norway by Richard Vaughan( Book )

4 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Description and pictures of the birds of the Varanger Peninsula in north Norway
The Road to War( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary series explores some of the motives and options of some of the principle nations in the lead-up to WWII
The Valois Dukes of Burgundy: sources of information; an inaugural lecture delivered in the University of Hull on 13th October 1965 by Richard Vaughan( Book )

4 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gulls in Britain by Richard Vaughan( Book )

5 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Birds of the Yorkshire coast by Richard Vaughan( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Arctic : a history
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John the Fearless; the growth of Burgundian powerChronicles of Matthew Paris : monastic life in the thirteenth centuryPhilip the Good : the apogee of BurgundyCharles the Bold; the last Valois Duke of BurgundyMatthew ParisThe Arctic : a historyIn search of Arctic birdsThe Road to War
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Richard Vaughan 1927-

Vaughan, R.

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Vaughan, R. 1927-2014

Vaughan, R. (Richard), 1927-

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Vaughan, Richard

Vaughan, Richard, 1927-

Languages
English (340)

Latin (5)

Dutch (1)

German (1)