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Fletcher, R. A. (Richard A.)

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Works: 65 works in 386 publications in 9 languages and 10,544 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works  Biography  Church history  Sources  Prescriptions, formulae, receipts, etc 
Roles: Author, Compiler, Editor
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Most widely held works about R. A Fletcher
 
Most widely held works by R. A Fletcher
The quest for El Cid by R. A Fletcher( Book )

55 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 1,703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of a confrontation that helped to form modern Europe through the story of Spain's first great national hero El Cid, the fearless warrior-knight of eleventh-century Castile
Moorish Spain by R. A Fletcher( Book )

53 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the year 711, a small Berber army under Arab leadership crossed the Straits of Gibraltar from Morocco and, in the following year, defeated the army of Spain, slaying its king. Within a matter of a few years only, the whole of the Iberian peninsula was theirs and the course of Western civilization was transformed. For nearly a thousand years, the Islamic presence they planted in Spain survived - at times flourishing, at others dwindling into warring, fratricidal fiefdoms. But the culture and science they brought with them - including long-buried knowledge from Greece, forgotten in Europe's Dark Ages - was to have an even more enduring impact. Now, in a book as gracefully written as it is compellingly narrated, Richard Fletcher reveals that culture in all its fascinating disparity, telling as much about the differing waves of Islamic conquest and immigration (and, thereby, about a thousand years of Islamic history in North Africa and the Middle East) as about the culture and history of Spain itself. In the tradition of Steven Runciman's elegant histories of the Crusades and John Julius Norwich's engrossing accounts of Venice and Byzantium, Richard Fletcher's Moorish Spain entertains even as it enlightens. It is history at its best: wonderful storytelling by a true and recognized scholar writing with wit and style
The cross and the crescent : Christianity and Islam from Muhammad to the Reformation by R. A Fletcher( Book )

39 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A historical overview of the relationship between the Christian and Islamic worlds, from the seventh to the sixteenth centuries, traces the religious misunderstanding between the two great religions, despite long periods of peaceful coexistence
Bloodfeud : murder and revenge in Anglo-Saxon England by R. A Fletcher( Book )

21 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On a gusty March day in 1016, Earl Uhtred of Northumbria, the most powerful lord in northern England, arrived at a place called Wiheal, probably near Tadcaster in Yorkshire. Uhtred had come with forty men to submit formally of King Canute, an act that completed the Danish subjugation of England and the defeat of Ethelred the Unready, to whom Uhtred had been a loyal ally and subject. But, as Richard Fletcher recounts in the electrifying opening to Bloodfeud, "Treachery was afoot." With Canute's connivance, Thurbrand, Uhtred's old enemy, ambushed and slaughtered the early and his men. "This act of treachery and slaughter set in motion the chain reaction of counter-violence and yet further violence, a bloodfeud that lasted for three generations and almost sixty years."" "Those sixty years were also some of the most unsettled in English history. Tracing the bloodshed through three generations, Fletcher throws light on an Anglo-Saxon culture that would soon be wholly replaced by a new Norman regime. Fletcher shows us in minute detail the concerns of Anglo-Saxon life: how difficult it was to govern England, particularly the region north of the Humber River, the millennial power of the church, and the important role women and marital alliances played in renewing old feuds. Against this rich context the few reliable facts of the enmity between Uhtred and Thurbrand are "coaxed and entreated into utterance.""--Jacket
Who's who in Roman Britain and Anglo-Saxon England by R. A Fletcher( Book )

17 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents chronological profiles of men and women of historical British significance who lived during 55 BC and 1066 AD
The episcopate in the kingdom of León in the twelfth century by R. A Fletcher( Book )

17 editions published between 1972 and 1999 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saint James's catapult : the life and times of Diego Gelmírez of Santiago de Compostela by R. A Fletcher( Book )

21 editions published between 1984 and 1999 in 5 languages and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world of El Cid : chronicles of the Spanish reconquest( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book makes available, for the first time in English translation, four of the principal narrative sources for the history of the Spanish kingdom of Leon-Castile during the eleventh and twelfth centuries. The four chronicles were all composed in an unprecedented surge of Spanish historical writing between c. 1110 and c. 1150. Three of them focus primarily upon the activities of the kings of Leon-Castile as leaders of the Reconquest of Spain from the forces of Islam, and especially upon Fernando (1037-65), his son Alfonso VI (1065-1109) and the latter's grandson Alfonso VII (1126-57). The fourth chronicle is a biography of the hero Rodrigo Diaz, better remembered as El Cid, and is the main source of information about his extraordinary career as a mercenary soldier who fought for Christian and Muslim alike. A general introduction to the volume sketches the historical background, and then each text is prefaced by its own introduction and accompanied by explanatory notes. The book will appeal to students of medieval history and to anyone with an interest in the drama of the Spanish Reconquest."--Jacket
Cross, crescent and conversion : studies on medieval Spain and christendom in memory of Richard Fletcher by Simon Barton( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Fletcher as an historian / James Campbell -- Rome, Canterbury and Wearmouth-Jarrow : three viewpoints on Augustine's mission / Roger Collins and Judith McClure -- Gregory of Tours, the Visigoths and Spain / Edward James -- Place names in early medieval documents : the case of Cabra / Roger Wright -- Picnic at Madinat al-Zahra / Ann Christys -- The rediscovery of Count Pedro Ansurez / Bernard F. Reilly -- Principes et populus : civil society and the first crusade / Christopher Tyerman -- Islam and the West : a view from twelfth-century Leon / Simon Barton -- The tomb of St. James : the view from the other side / John Williams -- The cathedral chapter of lugo in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries : reform and retrenchment / James D'Emilio -- Fuentes Isidorianas en de altera uita de Lucas de Tuy / Emma Falque -- Columpna Firmissima : D. Gil Torres, the cardinal of Zamora / Peter Linehan -- The abundance and scarcity of food in the inquisition records of Languedoc / Peter Biller -- From the Belles of St Clement's to the book of good love : the late survival of mozarabic culture in Toledo / Ian Michael -- Round and about water : Christians and Muslims in the Ebro Valley in the fourteenth century / Esther Pascua -- New light on the converso debate : the Jewish Christianity of Alfonso de Cartagena and Juan de Torquemada / John Edwards -- The fall of the Roman Empire in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries / Ian Wood
The CIA and the Labour movement by Fred Hirsch( Book )

7 editions published in 1977 in English and Spanish and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Knights in armor by John D Clare( Book )

3 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An overview of the lifestyle and changing role of the knight during the Middle Ages
Ein Elefant für Karl den Großen : Christen und Muslime im Mittelalter by R. A Fletcher( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in German and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travelling palaces, luxury in passenger steamships by R. A Fletcher( Book )

10 editions published between 1913 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La conversione dell'Europa : dal paganesimo al cristianesimo 371-1386 d.C. by R. A Fletcher( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in Italian and English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forest ecosystem stewardship by Robert S Logan( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mercantile marine; a guide to all who wish to join it by R. A Fletcher( Book )

8 editions published between 1912 and 1921 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to enter the mercantile marine. A guide to all who wish to join it by R. A Fletcher( Book )

4 editions published in 1921 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cristianesimo e Islam a confronto : mille anni di storia fra Maometto e l'età moderna by R. A Fletcher( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in Italian and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Advertisements to avoid being deceived by R. A Fletcher( )

1 edition published in 1680 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The cross and the crescent : Christianity and Islam from Muhammad to the Reformation
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Richard A. Fletcher British historian

Richard A. Fletcher historiador, medievalista e hispanista británico

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Moorish SpainThe cross and the crescent : Christianity and Islam from Muhammad to the ReformationBloodfeud : murder and revenge in Anglo-Saxon EnglandWho's who in Roman Britain and Anglo-Saxon EnglandThe world of El Cid : chronicles of the Spanish reconquestCross, crescent and conversion : studies on medieval Spain and christendom in memory of Richard FletcherKnights in armorLa conversione dell'Europa : dal paganesimo al cristianesimo 371-1386 d.C.