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Brooke, Christopher 1927-2015

Works: 286 works in 1,424 publications in 6 languages and 29,744 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Sources  Pictorial works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Registers (Lists)  Academic theses  Juvenile works  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Composer, Collector, Author of introduction, wpr, Contributor
Classifications: BR252, 274.04
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Most widely held works by Christopher Brooke
The flowering of the Middle Ages by Joan Evans( Book )

51 editions published between 1966 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 2,053 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An extensively illustrated collection of essays by noted scholars which examine in depth six aspects of the medieval life and culture of Europe: the monastic world; the cathedrals, courts and castles; death and the afterlife; scholarships and universities; and industry, money and trade
Europe in the central Middle Ages, 962-1154 by Christopher Brooke( Book )

91 editions published between 1963 and 2018 in English and held by 1,974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores the emergence of the distinctive character of medieval Europe during this period. Christopher Brooke examines the reform and revival of the Papacy, the heyday of the medieval Empire, the rise of the Normans, the early Crusades, and explores the role of women in the period. This new edition devotes more attention to central Europe - Bohemia, Hungary and Poland. --From publisher's description
The heads of religious houses, England and Wales, I, 940-1216 by David Knowles( )

15 editions published between 1972 and 2001 in English and held by 1,801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first of two volumes, now covering the heads of religious houses in England and Wales from the tenth-century reform to the death of Edward III, 940-1377. This first volume, by the great master of monastic history, Dom David Knowles, aided by Christopher Brooke and Vera London, was published first in 1972 and was quickly recognised as a major work of reference, noted for its mastery of accurate detail. It has now been brought up to date with substantial addenda and corrigenda by Christopher Brooke. The 1972 volume covers the period 940-1216, and comprises fully documented, critical lists of monastic superiors, with succinct biographical details. It is an essential foundation for all prosopographical study of the religious history of the period; and the precise chronology that it underpins is invaluable for dating innumerable undated documents. As such, the book is a fundamental tool of medieval research
The medieval idea of marriage by Christopher Brooke( Book )

73 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 1,575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume draws on many disciplines - history, art, theology and literature - in order to penetrate the special character of medieval marriage. It covers the entire period from 1000 to 1500, with special emphasis on the 12th and 13th centuries
From Alfred to Henry III, 871-1272 by Christopher Brooke( Book )

46 editions published between 1959 and 1974 in English and Italian and held by 1,453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of one of the top female soccer players in the world, Mia Hamm, who helped the United States win a gold medal in soccer in the 1996 Olympics
Jane Austen : illusion and reality by Christopher Brooke( )

15 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What is the world Jane Austen describes, and how is it related to the world in which she lived? A close reading of each of the major novels leads into a detailed examination of a sheaf of themes - church and clergy, rank and status, marriage - to see how they are handled in their social and historical setting, what is revealed about Jane Austen's deepest convictions, and how these might be validly deduced from the text of her novels. The wisdom and insight of Christopher Brooke's historical research are now rewardingly brought to bear on a novelist of endless fascination."--Jacket
The Saxon & Norman kings by Christopher Brooke( Book )

94 editions published between 1963 and 2001 in English and held by 1,397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The twelfth century renaissance by Christopher Brooke( Book )

32 editions published between 1969 and 1976 in English and held by 1,200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part of illustrative matter colored. Includes bibliographies
The monastic world, 1000-1300 by Christopher Brooke( Book )

39 editions published between 1974 and 1983 in 3 languages and held by 1,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popular religion in the Middle Ages : Western Europe, 1000-1300 by Rosalind B Brooke( Book )

18 editions published between 1984 and 1996 in English and held by 1,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here is the first general account of the religious and irreligious ideas entertained by the populace at large in the Middle Ages. Between 1000 and 1300, vital changes took place in thought and art and religious inspiration, and the renewal of urban life in a world still centered on the feudal knight and peasant. How can we enter the minds of the mass of the people during those centuries? How did laymen look upon bishops and popes, the Bible, the saints; how did they regard judgment, heaven and hell? The answers to such questions lie in what remains of the churches in which people worshipped, in the images of stone and glass they valued, in contemporary poems and songs, and in other scattered sources. But the evidence requires careful and imaginative interpretation, and this the authors have provided, bringing each theme to life in text and pictures and expertly supplying the framework of a historical context.--From publisher description
The structure of medieval society by Christopher Brooke( Book )

21 editions published between 1971 and 1978 in English and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many aspects of medieval society are alien to the twentieth-century observer, such as the hierarchy of ranks and the division of authority into the secular and the religious. Yet medieval history is full of personalities who attract and interest us and Christopher Brooke portrays them in the context of their society. Keeping generalization to a minimum, the author concentrates on particular topics -- the court, the papacy, the law, the town and the countryside -- and explains how they functioned and some of the paradoxes implicit in them. He also focuses on outstanding men of disparate background and philosophy who had a place within the complex and rigid structure of medieval society -- St. Francis, Pope Innocent III, Louis VI of France, Henry I of England, Henry Blois, the prince-bishop of Winchester, and Suger, Abbot of St. Denis. Professor Brooke introduces the reader to the society of an age that achieved an extraordinarily coherent and integrated civilization, one that formed an essential, if often unsuspected, part of our own civilization. -- From publisher's description
London, 800-1216 : the shaping of a city by Christopher Brooke( Book )

14 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medieval church and society; collected essays by Christopher Brooke( Book )

13 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Church and government in the Middle Ages : essays presented to C.R. Cheney on his 70th birthday by Christopher Brooke( Book )

35 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in English and held by 854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas.--Owen, D. The muniments of Ely Cathedral priory.--Sayers, J. Monastic archdeacons.--Luscombe, D. The Lex divinitatis in the bull Unam sanctam of Pope Boniface VIII.--Ullmann, W. John Baconthorpe as a canonist.--Denton, J. Walter Reynolds and ecclesiastical politics, 1313-1316
Oxford and Cambridge by Christopher Brooke( Book )

13 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lavishly illustrated history of Oxford and Cambridge with something on them as towns, but chiefly and primarily a history of the universities and colleges - their parallel but very different stories, compared and contrasted and the ties between their history and architecture emphasized
Gilbert Foliot and his letters by Adrian Morey( Book )

15 editions published in 1965 in English and German and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gilbert Foliot is a figure of the first importance in the English Church of the twelfth century
Councils & synods : with other documents relating to the English Church by Church of England( Book )

22 editions published between 1964 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the University of Cambridge by Damian Riehl Leader( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first volume of a four-part History of the University of Cambridge, under the general editorship of Professor C.N.L. Brooke, and the first volume on the medieval university as a whole to be published in over a century. It provides a synthesis of the intellectual, social, political and religious life of the early university, and gives serious attention to the development of classroom studies and how they changed with the coming of the Renaissance and the Reformation. Following the first stirrings in the early thirteenth century, the evolution of the university is traced from the original corporation of masters and scholars through the early development of the colleges. The second half of the book focuses on the century from the 1440s to the 1540s, which saw the flowering of the university under Tudor patronage. In the decades preceding the Reformation many colleges were founded, the teaching structures reorganised and the curriculum made more humanistic. The place of Cambridge at the forefront of northern European universities was eventually assured when Henry VIII founded Trinity College in 1546, in the face of changes and difficulties experienced during the course of the Reformation
Church and city, 1000-1500 : essays in honour of Christopher Brooke( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume of essays is intended as a tribute to the distinguished medieval historian Christopher Brooke. It addresses new questions in areas of medieval history which Professor Brooke has made his own: urban life and religious life." "The fourteen essays explore the coexistence of religious ideas and ecclesiastical institutions with urban practices and townspeople. They span five hundred years of the history of western Christendom, ranging from Magdeburg to Majorca, and from Cambridge to Cluny. The essays break new ground in a number of areas in medieval history: in economic history, the history of ideas, and the history of religious institutions. The contributors have been attuned throughout to the complex interactions of groups and ideas within urban space. The book also contains a bibliography of Christopher Brooke's writings and an appreciation of his work."--Jacket
De nugis curialium = Courtiers' trifles by Walter Map( Book )

24 editions published between 1983 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edited with a facing-page English translation from the Latin text by: Brooke, C.N.L.;; Unknown function: Mynors, R.A.B
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The heads of religious houses, England and Wales, I, 940-1216
Europe in the central Middle Ages, 962-1154The heads of religious houses, England and Wales, I, 940-1216The medieval idea of marriageFrom Alfred to Henry III, 871-1272Jane Austen : illusion and realityThe Saxon & Norman kingsChurch and government in the Middle Ages : essays presented to C.R. Cheney on his 70th birthdayA history of the University of Cambridge
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Brooke, Christopher N.L. 1927-2015

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Brooke, Christopher Nugent Lawrence, 1927-2015

Brooks, Christopher N. L. (Christopher Nugent Lawrence)

Christopher N. L. Brooke British medieval historian

Christopher N. L. Brooke Brits historicus (1927-2015)

Christopher N. L. Brooke historiador británico

Nugent Lawrence Brooke, Christopher 1927-2015

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