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Giles, J. A. (John Allen) 1808-1884

Works: 671 works in 1,555 publications in 5 languages and 12,706 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Church history  Biography  Legends  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Folklore 
Roles: Editor, Author, Translator, ed, Honoree, edi, Adapter, Creator
Classifications: BR746, 942.01
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Most widely held works about J. A Giles
Most widely held works by J. A Giles
History of the Britons (Historia Brittonum) by Nennius( )
7 editions published between 1841 and 2007 in English and held by 1,369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gesta regum Anglorum = The history of the English kings by William( Book )
40 editions published between 1847 and 2012 in English and held by 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
William of Malmesbury's Gesta Regum Anglorum (The Deeds of the English Kings) is one of the great histories of England. Apart from its formidable learning, it is characterized by narrative skill and entertainment value. This edition, with facing-page English translation, provides for the first time a detailed commentary on all aspects of the work
The Venerable Bede's Ecclesiastical history of England. Also the Anglo-Saxon chronicle by Bede( Book )
46 editions published between 1847 and 2009 in English and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The whole works of Roger Ascham, now first collected and revised, with a life of the author by Roger Ascham( Book )
19 editions published between 1865 and 1970 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles of the Crusades : being contemporary narratives of the crusade of Richard Coeur de Lion by Richard( Book )
26 editions published between 1848 and 2010 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Anglo-Saxon chronicle by J Ingram( Book )
10 editions published between 1912 and 2007 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents an online version of the "Anglo-Saxon Chronicle," provided by, LLC. Explains that the "Anglo-Saxon Chronicle," a chronology of British history, was originally ordered to be compiled by Alfred the Great (849-899), the King of Wessex, in about 890 and that the document was maintained and added to until the middle of the 12th century
Six old English chronicles by J. A Giles( Book )
20 editions published between 1848 and 2005 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Roger of Wendover's Flowers of history, Comprising the history of England from the descent of the Saxons to A.D. 1235; formerly ascribed to Matthew Paris by Roger( Book )
18 editions published between 1849 and 1995 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Matthew Paris's English history. From the year 1235 to 1273 by Matthew Paris( Book )
15 editions published between 1854 and 1953 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Geoffrey of Monmouth by Geoffrey( Book )
28 editions published between 1813 and 1969 in Latin and English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
We know of the Pearl poet only from the four extraordinary poems composed sometime during the late fourteenth century and preserved in a small handwritten manuscript held in the British Library. Sandra Pierson Prior here presents a thorough introduction to these four treasures: Pearl, a dream poem mourning the death of a young maiden; Cleanness and Patience, retellings of biblical narratives stressing their respective virtues; and the famous Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, a brilliantly conceived Arthurian romance. Prior launches her close readings of each of the poems with background on the Pearl poet's Ricardian milieu where, with Chaucer, Langland, and Gower, he brought Middle English poetry to full flower. Considering the cultural, literary, and linguistic contexts of poetry in Ricardian England, Prior illuminates how the Pearl poet joined his contemporaries in exploiting a newly emerging English literature and language while drawing on older Anglo-Saxon, Celtic, and continental traditions. Exploring the poems, Prior shows us that they are filled with Biblical and religious learning, and that while their dialect indicates a certain distance from cosmopolitan culture, they are tightly crafted and highly literary, commanding careful attention from the aristocratic courtly audiences they addressed as well as from today's readers. Prior brings all the Pearl poet's achievements clearly into view: his use of the alliterative verse, his creation of syllabic verse and complex rhyme schemes virtually unmatched by his peers, and his mastery of visual description. The Pearl poet is also markedly "modern" in his combination of literate learning and accessibility, as Prior reveals in her explications of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, a romance that blends courtly features with popular ones, and of Patience and Cleanness, with their vernacular versions of biblical scholarship. To further acquaint contemporary readers with the poet's complex craft, Prior also offers an invaluable introduction to significant aspects of Middle English literature, and throughout her study quotes the Pearl poet both in the original and in her own translations
The ecclesiastical history of the English nation by Bede( Book )
21 editions published between 1840 and 2007 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Ecclesiastical History of the English People (731 AD) is Bede's most famous work. A scholarly monk working in the north-east of England, Bede wrote the five books of the History in Latin. Starting with the invasion of Julius Caesar in the fifth century, he recorded the history of the English up to his own day. In particular, he described their conversion and the complex ways in which Christianity was spread among them. As well as providing the authoritative Colgrave translation of the Ecclesiastical History, this edition includes a new translation of the Greater Chronicle, in which Bede exa
The whole works of King Alfred the Great, with preliminary essays, illustrative of the history, arts, and manners, of the ninth century by Alfred( Book )
13 editions published between 1852 and 1969 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Old English chronicles, including Ethelwerd's Chronicle Asser's life of Alfred. Geoffrey of Monmouth's British history. Gildas. Nennius. Together with the spurious chronicle of Richard of Chichester by J. A Giles( Book )
29 editions published between 1901 and 1912 in English and Undetermined and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
English history from the year 1235 to 1273 by Matthew Paris( Book )
7 editions published between 1853 and 1968 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Memorials of King Alfred, being essays on the history and antiquities of England during the ninth century, the age of King Alfred, by various authors by J. A Giles( Book )
9 editions published between 1861 and 1969 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anecdota Bedae, Lanfranci, et aliorum. Inedited tracts, letters, poems, &c. of Venerable Bede, Lanfranc, Tatwin, and others by J. A Giles( Book )
22 editions published between 1851 and 1967 in 5 languages and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Scriptores rerum gestarum Willelmi Conquestoris by J. A Giles( Book )
15 editions published between 1845 and 1967 in 3 languages and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicon Angliae Petriburgense ( Book )
17 editions published between 1845 and 1967 in 3 languages and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mulierum latinarum Reliquiæ, quæ supersunt, omnes, ex optimis editionibus in unum corpus redactæ de notis illustratæ by J. A Giles( )
5 editions published in 1840 in Latin and English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Six old English chronicles : of which two are now first translated from the monkish Latin originals by J. A Giles( Book )
27 editions published between 1848 and 1988 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
G, J. A. 1808-1884
G., J. A. (John Allen Giles), 1808-1884
Giles, I.A. 1808-1884
Giles, J.A.
Giles, Joannes Allen 1808-1884
Giles, Johannes A. 1808-1884
Giles, John Allen
Giles, John Allen 1808-1884
Gilles, J. A.
Gilles, J. A. 1808-1884
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J. A. G. (John Allen Giles), 1808-1884
English (339)
Latin (50)
French (2)
Multiple languages (2)
Italian (1)