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Davis, R. H. C. (Ralph Henry Carless) 1918-1991

Overview
Works: 91 works in 500 publications in 4 languages and 9,359 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Dictionaries  Sources  Bibliographies  Church history  Local history  Pictorial works  Charters and articles of incorporation 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Honoree, Publishing director, Translator, htt, Other
Classifications: DA198.5, B
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Most widely held works by R. H. C Davis
A history of medieval Europe, from Constantine to Saint Louis by R. H. C Davis( Book )

114 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in English and held by 2,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To many of us the history of Europe from the age of Constantine to the middle of the thirteenth century is dark and confused. In his successful book, which is based on background lectures to students, Professor Davis has concentrated on the most important topics, and largely on western European themes, to provide a well-lighted and comprehensible pattern. In Part I, the Dark Ages, he begins with the new capital of the Roman Empire and the impact of the barbarian invasions. Then follow studies of the Church and the Papacy and of the rise of Islam. After chapters on the rise and fall of the Frankish empire, the part ends with an economic survey of Europe at the end of the ninth century. The second half of the book begins with the Saxon Empire and has chapters on monasticism, the reform of the Papacy, the Crusades and the feudal monarchy in France. It concludes with accounts of St. Francis, Frederick II and Louis IX. One of the unusual features of Part II is the completion of each chapter with translations of original documents giving the reader not only entertainment but also a hint of the sources of the writing of history. Professor Davis has a clear style, an eye for the essential and an ear for the apt quotation. He has written an admirable introduction, at the level of first-year undergraduates, to a fascinating but difficult period of history. It is now issued in paperback for the first time
King Stephen, 1135-1154 by R. H. C Davis( Book )

56 editions published between 1967 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I. Parentage and early life, c. 1096-1135 -- II. The succession, 1135-1136 -- III. Mistakes, 1136-1139 -- IV. The empress and her party, 1136-1140 -- V. Disaster, 1140-1141 -- VI. Recovery, 1141 ; Postscript: the empress Matilda and the church -- VII. A second start, 1142-1143 -- VIII. Stalemate, 1143-1147 -- IX. The new opposition, 1147-1149 -- X. The magnate's peace, 1150-1154 -- Appendix I: Earls and earldoms -- Appendix II. Principal participants in the Civil War -- Appendix III. The chronicle sources -- Appendix IV: Politics and property -- Appendix V: The Beaumont twins: Waleran of Meulan and Robert Earl of Leicester -- Appendix VI: Geoffrey de Mandeville -- Appendix VII: Ranulf Earl of Chester and Coventry -- Appendix VIII: Regesta iii: additions and corrections
A history of medieval Europe by R. H. C Davis( )

23 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in English and held by 812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"R.H.C. Davis was one of the finest historians of his generation, and A History of Medieval Europe: From Constantine to Saint Louis has been recognized for fifty years as the clearest, most authoritative and most approachable introduction to medieval history. Davis's exploration of the Dark Ages examines the impact of the Barbarian invasions on Constantine's Christianized empire, and the gradual emergence of a new social, economic, and political order. He discusses the Church and the Papacy, the coming of Islam, and the rise and fall of the Frankish Empire. In his consideration of the High Middle Ages, Davis takes the reader from the Saxon Empire through to an examination of the European economy in the mid-thirteenth century, addressing the spread of monasticism, the papal reform, the crusades, and feudal monarchy."--Back cover
The Blackwell dictionary of historians( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Normans and their myth by R. H. C Davis( Book )

21 editions published between 1976 and 1981 in English and Japanese and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Writing of history in the Middle Ages : essays presented to Richard William Southern( Book )

16 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gesta Stephani by Robertus( Book )

13 editions published between 1955 and 2020 in English and German and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Gesta Guillelmi of William of Poitiers by Gulielmus( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and Latin and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William of Poitiers began his career as a knight before studying in the schools of Poitiers and entering the Church. He became a chaplain in the household of William the Conqueror, and was able to give a first-hand account of the events of 1066-7. The Gesta Guillelmi, his unfinished biography of the king, is particularly important for its detailed description of William's campaigns in Normandy, the careful preparations he made for the invasion of England, the battle of Hastings and the establishment of Norman power after the Conquest. It is a mine of information of military tactics and the conduct of war in the eleventh century. Though written from the point of view of the Norman court, it gives what is probably the most authentic account of these momentous events. This edition, by the late R.H.C. Davis and Marjorie Chibnall, with facing-page English translation of the Latin text, provides the first complete English translation, as well as a full historical introduction and detailed notes. - Publisher
The kalendar of Abbot Samson of Bury St. Edmunds and related documents by Abbey of Bury St. Edmunds( Book )

12 editions published in 1954 in English and Latin and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medieval European history 395-1500: a select bibliography by R. H. C Davis( Book )

20 editions published between 1955 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The medieval warhorse : origin, development, and redevelopment by R. H. C Davis( Book )

15 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in medieval history presented to R.H.C. Davis( Book )

10 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Alfred the Great to Stephen by R. H. C Davis( Book )

10 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of Balliol College by H. W. Carless Davis( Book )

6 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The early Middle Ages by R. H. C Davis( Book )

11 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The early history of Coventry by R. H. C Davis( Book )

6 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regesta regum Anglo-Normannorum, 1066-1154 by H. W. Carless Davis( Book )

12 editions published between 1913 and 1969 in 3 languages and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regesta regum anglo-normannorum, 1066-1154 by Great Britain( Book )

6 editions published in 1969 in English and Latin and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Good history and bad; an inaugural lecture delivered in the University of Birmingham on 11th November, 1971 by R. H. C Davis( Book )

4 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mosques of Cairo by R. H. C Davis( Book )

5 editions published in 1944 in English and Undetermined and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A history of medieval Europe
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King Stephen, 1135-1154A history of medieval EuropeThe Blackwell dictionary of historiansThe Normans and their mythGesta StephaniThe Gesta Guillelmi of William of PoitiersStudies in medieval history presented to R.H.C. DavisFrom Alfred the Great to Stephen
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Languages
English (356)

Latin (6)

Japanese (2)

German (1)