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Vaughan, Richard 1927-2014

Works: 68 works in 462 publications in 4 languages and 8,999 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Biographies  Documentary films  Documentary television programs  Drama  Television adaptations  Television mini-series  Autobiographies  Action and adventure television programs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Producer, Translator, Other, Creator
Classifications: DC611.B78, 944.4
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Most widely held works by Richard Vaughan
Philip the Bold : the formation of the Burgundian state by Richard Vaughan( Book )

60 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in English and held by 1,145 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 )

47 editions published between 1966 and 2015 in English and held by 979 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 )

35 editions published between 1984 and 1994 in English and German and held by 926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Church of England clergyman and fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, Henry Richards Luard (1825-91) edited a number of works in the Rolls Series, for which he was noted for the quality of his indexing and the depth of his commentary. This seven-volume work, first published between 1872 and 1883, has been hailed as one of the best editions in the series. It is a rich source for English history from the Creation to 1259, written by England's greatest medieval historian. Matthew Paris (c.1200-59) became a monk at St Albans in 1217 and had access to a wide variety of documents as an acquaintance of such men as Bishop Robert Grosseteste and King Henry III, whom he knew well. The Latin text of Volume 1, covering the Creation to 1066, derives mainly from the work of Paris's predecessor, Roger of Wendover
Philip the Good : the apogee of Burgundy by Richard Vaughan( Book )

34 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 890 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 )

35 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in English and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matthew Paris by Richard Vaughan( Book )

22 editions published between 1958 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Valois Burgundy by Richard Vaughan( Book )

16 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in 3 languages and held by 679 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 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

19 editions published between 1978 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 499 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

The final chapters consider the survival of the indigenous peoples of the Arctic today, and the strategic and scientific significance of the region. Illustrated with contemporary illustrations, photographs and maps, The Arctic. A History is the only account of the history of the area, and will also appeal to anyone interested in its geography and anthropology
Northwest Greenland : a history by Richard Vaughan( Book )

8 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 244 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 )

15 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 206 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 of Wallingford John( Book )

11 editions published between 1868 and 1958 in English and Latin and held by 158 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 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alfred Adler (1870-1937) was an Austrian medical doctor, psychotherapist, and founder of the Adlerian school of individual psychology. In collaboration with Sigmund Freud and a small group of Freud's colleagues, Adler was among the co-founders of the psychoanalytic movement and a core member of the Vienna Psychoanalytic Society. He was the first major figure to break away from psychoanalysis to form an independent school of psychotherapy and personality theory. In this late work, "Social Interest: A Challenge to Mankind", Adler turns to the subject of metaphysics. He argues his vision of society: "Social feeling means above all a struggle for a communal form that must be thought of as eternally applicable... when humanity has attained its goal of perfection... an ideal society amongst all mankind, the ultimate fulfillment of evolution." This social feeling for Adler is a community feeling whereby one feels he or she belongs with others and has also developed an ecological connection with nature (plants, animals, the crust of this earth) and the cosmos as a whole
Plovers by Richard Vaughan( Book )

6 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Índice: The World's Plovers. --Plovers in History, Literature and Legend. --Plumage and Field Identification . --Ecology and Food. --The Kentish Plover. --The Ringed Plover . --The Little Ringed Plover. --The Dotterel.... --The Golden Plover . --The Grey Plover. --The Lapwing. --Rare Visitors in Britain, Actual and Possible
Arctic summer : birds in North Norway by Richard Vaughan( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 65 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 64 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 )

5 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gulls in Britain by Richard Vaughan( Book )

6 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Camden miscellany, vol. XXI by Royal Historical Society (Great Britain)( Book )

7 editions published in 1958 in English and Latin and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Arctic : a history
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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