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Keen, Maurice 1933-2012

Works: 47 works in 469 publications in 8 languages and 11,834 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Art  Conference papers and proceedings  Legends  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Composer, Contributor, Other, Dedicatee, Redactor
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Most widely held works by Maurice Keen
Medieval warfare : a history by Maurice Keen( )

28 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written by 12 scholars, this richly illustrated volume illuminates the medieval period, examining over 700 years of European conflict from the time of Charlemagne to the end of the Middle Ages (1500). 100 illustrations. The medieval period was a singular epoch in military history-an age profoundly influenced by martial ideals, whose very structure of society was organized for war, and whose leaders were by necessity warriors. Now, the richly illustrated Medieval Warfare illuminates this era, examining over seven hundred years of European conflict, from the time of Charlemagne to the end of the middle ages (1500). Twelve scholars examine medieval warfare in two sections. The first section explores the experience of war chronologically, with essays on the Viking age, on the wars and expansion of the eleventh and twelfth centuries, on the Crusades, and on the great Hundred Years War between England and France. The second section traces developments in the art of warfare: fortification and siege craft, the role of armored cavalrymen, the use of mercenary forces, the birth of gunpowder artillery, and the new skills in navigation and shipbuilding
Chivalry by Maurice Keen( Book )

65 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, a leading medieval historian discusses the complex reality of chivalry: its secular foundations, the effects of the Crusades, the literature of knight-hood, and its ethos of the social and moral obligations of nobility."--Jacket
A history of Medieval Europe by Maurice Keen( Book )

75 editions published between 1967 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 1,641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tribal wars, the Crusades, the growth of trade and the shifting patterns of community life as villages grew into towns and towns into sizeable cities. Papal Victories-100 years war and Christendom
England in the later Middle Ages: a political history by Maurice Keen( Book )

76 editions published between 1973 and 2005 in English and held by 1,500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published to wide critical acclaim in 1973, England in the Later Middle Ages has become a seminal text for students studying this diverse, constantly changing period. This spirited work surveys the period from Edward I to the death of Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth, which heralded in the Tudor Age. The study discusses the important aspects of the age such as: the reign of Edward I and Edward II; Edward III and the Hundred years War; plague and the changing economy; church and state in the Later Middle Ages; and the rise and fall of the Lancastrian empire. The Second Edition of this book, while maintaining the character of the original, brings the study up to date. Each chapter includes a discussion of the historiographical developments of the last decade and the author takes a fresh look at the changing world of the later Middle Ages, particularly the plague and the economy. Also included is a rewritten introduction
The outlaws of medieval legend by Maurice Keen( Book )

70 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in English and held by 1,420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author explains the popularity of the semi-mythical outlaw/heroes of the Middle Ages: Robin Hood, Fulk Fitzwarin, William Wallace, Gamelyn and Eustace the Monk
The laws of war in the late Middle Ages by Maurice Keen( Book )

22 editions published between 1965 and 2017 in English and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English society in the later Middle Ages, 1348-1500 by Maurice Keen( Book )

26 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nobles, knights, and men-at-arms in the Middle Ages by Maurice Keen( Book )

11 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The literature of chivalry and courtly love has left an indelible impression on western ideas. What is less clear is how far the contemporary warrior aristocracy took this literature to heart and how far its ideals had influence in practice, especially in war. These are questions that Maurice Keen, the author of Chivalry (1983), is uniquely qualified to answer." "This book is a collection of Maurice Keen's essays and deals with both the ideas of chivalry and the reality of warfare. He discusses brotherhood-in-arms, courtly love, crusades, heraldry, knighthood, the law of arms, tournaments and the nature of nobility, as well as describing the actual brutality of medieval warfare and the lure of plunder. While the standards set by chivalric codes undoubtedly had a real, if intangible, influence on the behaviour of contemporaries, chivalry's idealisation of the knight errant also enhanced the attraction of war, endorsing its horrors with a veneer of acceptability."--BOOK JACKET
Heraldry, pageantry, and social display in medieval England( Book )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medieval culture was intensely visual. Although this has long been recognised by art historians and by enthusiasts for particular media, there has been little attempt to study social display as a subject in its own right. And yet, display takes us directly into the values, aspirations and, indeed, anxieties of past societies. In this illustrated volume a group of experts address a series of interrelated themes around the issue of display. Among the themes are family and lineage, social distinction and aspiration, ceremony and social bonding, and the expression of power and authority. The objects studied include monumental effigies, brasses, stained glass, rolls of arms, manuscripts, jewels, plate, seals and coins. PETER COSS is Professor of Medieval History, Cardiff University. MAURICE KEEN is Emeritus Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford. Contributors: MAURICE KEEN, DAVID CROUCH, PETER COSS, CAROLINE SHENTON, ADRIAN AILES, FREDERIQUE LACHAUD, MARIAN CAMPBELL, BRIAN AND MOIRA GITTOS, NIGEL SAUL, FIONN PILBROW, CAROLINE BARRON, JOHN WATTS
Soldiers, nobles and gentlemen : essays in honour of Maurice Keen( )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chivalric culture, soldiers and soldiering, and treason, politics and the court form the main themes of this volume - as is appropriate in a book which honours the distinguished medievalist Maurice Keen. The essays, all by eminent scholars in the field, c
Origins of the English gentleman : heraldry, chivalry, and gentility in medieval England, c. 1300-c. 1500 by Maurice Keen( Book )

9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guerre et société en France, en Angleterre et en Bourgogne, XIVe-XVe siècle( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in French and Italian and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historia de la guerra en la Edad Media( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Srednjeveška Evropa by Maurice Keen( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in Slovenian and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some late medieval views on nobility : the Creighton Trust Lecture 1985 delivered before the University of London on Monday, 4 November 1985 by Maurice Keen( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robin Hood by J. C Holt( Recording )

5 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discussions of the historical Robin Hood and the literary legends and ballads
The regal image of Richard II and the Wilton Diptych by Dillian Gordon( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume offers a collection of selected essays discussing the Wilton Diptych, a work of art with intrinsic beauty and with an evident personal link with Richard II - a king who was ever conscious of the regal image and his God-given monarchical status. The Wilton Diptych, in the National Gallery in London, has always been the focus of attention, not only because of its intrinsic beauty as a work of art but also because its evident personal link with Richard II - a king who was ever conscious of the regal image and his God-given monarchical status. Following the important exhibition at the National Gallery in 1992, after the cleaning of the panels, a symposium was held on all aspects of the painting itself, and on the history and arts of Richard II's time. The present volume offers the paper given on that occasion, as well as some additional contributions. The essays included in this book cover many fields. Richard II's ideas of kingship are considered by Niguel Saul; his major architectural achievement, the rebuilding of Westminster Hall, is presented by Christopher Wilson, while its sculptural embellishments, the statues of English kings, are examined, together with Richard's tomb, by Phillip Lindley. Kay Staniland asks whether the King's clothing was extravagant and Marian Campbell describes the jewellery and metalwork known to have been in his possession. Shelagh Mitchell brings out Richard II's profound devotion to the cult of saints. Celia Fisher looks at the meaning of the flowers depicted in the field of Paradise in which the Virgin and Angels are set, and the individual plants on which the White Hart is couched, and Lucy Sandler compares devotional images in contemporary manuscripts. Ashok Roy comments on the technique of the Diptych. Lisa Monnas brings examples of textiles which closely match those in which the figures in the Diptych are apparelled. Nigel Morgan assesses the 'signi fication' of the banner, and Maurice Keen considers the painting as a possible crusading icon
Treason trials under the law of arms by Maurice Keen( )

1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The origins of France : from Clovis to the Capetians, 500-1000 by Edward James( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New studies in medieval history( )

in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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ChivalryA history of Medieval EuropeEngland in the later Middle Ages: a political historyThe outlaws of medieval legendEnglish society in the later Middle Ages, 1348-1500Nobles, knights, and men-at-arms in the Middle AgesHeraldry, pageantry, and social display in medieval EnglandSoldiers, nobles and gentlemen : essays in honour of Maurice Keen
Alternative Names
Keen, M. H.

Keen, M. H. 1933-2012

Keen, M. H. (Maurice Hugh)

Keen, M. H. (Maurice Hugh), 1933-2012

Keen, Maurice

Keen Maurice 1933-2012

Keen, Maurice H.

Keen Maurice H. 1933-2012

Keen, Maurice Hugh.

Maurice Keen Brits historicus (1933-2012)

Maurice Keen English historian

Maurice Keen historiador británico

Maurice Keen Historian

Кин, Морис

Кин, Морис, 1933-2012

موريس كين، 1933-2012

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