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Coulton, G. G. (George Gordon) 1858-1947

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Works: 335 works in 2,094 publications in 4 languages and 27,587 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Church history  Biography  Apologetic writings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Folklore  Literature 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Composer, Speaker, Compiler, Other, Author of introduction, Adapter, Collector
Classifications: DA185, 940.1
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Chaucer and his England by G. G Coulton( Book )

159 editions published between 1908 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No book of this size can pretend to treat exhaustively of all that concerns Chaucer and his England; but the author's main aim has been to supply an informal historical commentary on the poet's works. - Preface to the first edition
Medieval panorama : the English scene from conquest to reformation by G. G Coulton( Book )

118 editions published between 1936 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 2,570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English scene from conquest to reformation
Social life in Britain from the conquest to the Reformation by G. G Coulton( Book )

81 editions published between 1918 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,085 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extracts and translations from medieval authorities
Art and the Reformation by G. G Coulton( Book )

60 editions published between 1928 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The medieval scene, an informal introduction to the middle ages by G. G Coulton( Book )

74 editions published between 1930 and 2013 in English and held by 1,385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

DOVER BOOKS ON HISTORY, POLITICAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCE; Title Page; Copyright Page; PREFACE; Table of Contents; CHAPTER I - Chaos and Reconstruction; CHAPTER II - The Medieval Village; CHAPTER III - The Church and the Village; CHAPTER IV - Towns and Fields; CHAPTER V - Chivalry; CHAPTER VI - Monasticism; CHAPTER VII - Trade and Travel; CHAPTER VIII - Scholasticism and Free-Thought; CHAPTER IX - Law and Politics; CHAPTER X - The Church and the Economic World; CHAPTER XI - Popular Religion; DOVER BOOKS
Medieval village, manor, and monastery by G. G Coulton( Book )

31 editions published between 1925 and 2010 in English and held by 1,185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A glorious grab-bag of information, mostly dismal, about medieval peasant life, as well as a polemical pamphlet important for the understanding of late Victorian and Edwardian England. The author uses his unsurpassed knowledge of medieval sources to discover brickbats which he hurls at Papists, Anglican high-churchmen, aristocratic conservatives, and likewise at the socialists, all of whom, he believes, by romanticizing the pre-Protestant, pre-democratic and pre-capitalist era, are destroying the solid virtues which in his opinion has made Britain great
Life in the middle ages by G. G Coulton( Book )

58 editions published between 1910 and 1980 in English and held by 1,105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samling af dokumenter til belysning af livet i middelalderen
Ten medieval studies by G. G Coulton( Book )

44 editions published between 1907 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1930 edition includes essays from both the first and second series of Coulton's Medieval Studies, together with appendices. Although an academic who stressed the importance of using primary sources, Coulton was skilled at making medieval history accessible to a wider audience. He played an important role in encouraging interest in the study of social and economic history of the Middle Ages among younger scholars. These ten essays, all on aspects of religion, were somewhat controversial in their day. Coulton believed that sectarian bias frequently caused a distorted view of history, and he was highly critical of Roman Catholic interpretations of the medieval church. In the appendices he gives a detailed critique of Cardinal Francis Gasquet's historical writings, listing what Coulton regards as errors or deliberate falsifications. Even where Coulton himself appears guilty of bias, his wide knowledge of sources makes his writings still valuable to modern readers
From St. Francis to Dante by G. G Coulton( Book )

68 editions published between 1906 and 2015 in English and held by 1,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inquisition and liberty by G. G Coulton( Book )

29 editions published between 1938 and 1969 in English and held by 958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new book by the stern censor of the human frailties of mediaeval Christianity is ostensibly less a new history of the papal Inquisition than an attempt to find in the Middle Ages a justification for a sweeping condemnation of that authoritarianism which threatens the ideal of individual liberty today. And yet, if it is not a new history of the Inquisition, neither is it a very successful final judgment of authoritarian intolerance, for the exact nature of present dangers to liberty is left undefined, except for a passing reference or so to Abyssinia and Spain and to the problem of individual responsibility and freedom in contemporary England; and the connection between mediaeval universalism in the Church and modern totalitarianism in the State is not at all clear. Nevertheless, it is a significant book, and it is necessary to consider it seriously from the point of view of the premise which is the real foundation of Coulton's attitude towards the human failure of mediaeval Christianity: Can the historian not condemn the mediaeval Inquisition as a violation of the eternal law of humanitarian and social justice, as a violation of the modern ideal of individual liberty, and as a violation even of the primitive (therefore eternal) Christian ideal of toleration. -- From http://www.jstor.org (August 28, 2013)
The medieval village by G. G Coulton( Book )

52 editions published between 1925 and 2012 in English and held by 930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of peasant life in medieval Europe, discussing the nature of serfdom, and providing information about village development, manorial customs, government and justice, religious education, labor, rebellion, and other topics
Five centuries of religion by G. G Coulton( Book )

37 editions published between 1923 and 1979 in English and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in medieval thought by G. G Coulton( Book )

34 editions published between 1939 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life in the Middle Ages by G. G Coulton( Book )

26 editions published between 1928 and 1967 in English and Multiple languages and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The chronicler of European chivalry by G. G Coulton( Book )

32 editions published between 1930 and 1977 in English and German and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of Jean Froissart
A medieval garner : human documents from the four centuries preceding the reformation by G. G Coulton( Book )

17 editions published between 1910 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Europe's apprenticeship; a survey of medieval Latin with examples by G. G Coulton( Book )

24 editions published between 1940 and 1943 in English and Undetermined and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scottish abbeys & social life by G. G Coulton( Book )

20 editions published between 1933 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1933 as part of the Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought series, Coulton's Scottish Abbeys and Social Life was an expanded version of his Rhind Lectures given to the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland in 1931. Although a rigorous academic, who stressed the importance of using primary sources, Coulton was skilled at making medieval history accessible to a wider audience. He played an important role in encouraging interest in the study of social and economic, rather than political and military, history of the Middle Ages among younger scholars. In the present work, he used his wide reading of the evidence to examine how monasticism developed in Scotland, from the early Celtic period to the Reformation. Much of the material reveals a complex relationship between the monks of the various orders and the world in which they lived, and teaches the reader about the Church and Scottish society
The Inquisition by G. G Coulton( Book )

20 editions published between 1929 and 1978 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christ, St Francis and to-day by G. G Coulton( Book )

17 editions published between 1919 and 2010 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medieval historian G. G. Coulton relinquished his own holy orders in 1885 but remained firmly engaged with Christianity. This 1919 collection of lectures is a radical and impassioned discussion of how Christianity must change to meet the needs of post-war society as soldiers return from the trenches. Drawing parallels between the lives of Jesus Christ and St Francis of Assisi, Coulton highlights how ambiguities in the surviving accounts of both men have diverted the original course of their ministry and, with it, the objectives and outlook of the church. The author also takes on the weaknesses in both Catholic and agnostic arguments and advocates a simplifying and democratisation of Christianity and the resolving of denominational differences. Included alongside the lectures is the author's comprehensive response to a number of questions raised by the original lecture series which provides a useful conclusion to the controversial anti-Catholic's plea for religious modernisation
 
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Alternative Names
Coulton, G.

Coulton, G. G.

Coulton, G. G. 1858-1947

Coulton, George Gordon

Coulton, George Gordon 1858-1947

G. G. Coulton britischer Historiker

G. G. Coulton historiador británico

George Coulton

George Gordon Coulton

George Gordon Coulton historien britannique

Gordon Coulton, George 1858-1947

Колтон, Джордж

ج. ج. كولتون، 1858-1947

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Social life in Britain from the conquest to the ReformationThe medieval scene, an informal introduction to the middle agesThe medieval villageScottish abbeys & social lifeChrist, St Francis and to-day