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Wood, I. N. (Ian N.) 1950-

Works: 94 works in 466 publications in 7 languages and 8,823 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Conference papers and proceedings  Biographies  Codices (Law)  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Personal correspondence  Festschriften  Hagiographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Other, Collector, Commentator, Contributor, Creator, Opponent
Classifications: DC65, 940.1
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Most widely held works by I. N Wood
Church and chronicle in the Middle Ages : essays presented to John Taylor by I. N Wood( )

14 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in English and held by 1,487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Church and Chronicle in the Middle Ages is a collection of essays presented to John Taylor, former Life Fellow and medieval scholar at the University of Leeds. The essays in the volume have two clear foci, also those of John Taylor's own work: the study of history-writing in the middle ages and the late medieval church. With contributions key scholars on topics such as the hagiography of Saint-Wandrille, Swein Forkbeard and the historians, personal seals in 13th-century England, women in the Plumpton Correspondence and medievalism in counter-reformation Sicily, this volume is a rich and
The transformation of the Roman West by I. N Wood( )

14 editions published in 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Church was at the heart of the political and social, as well as the religious changes that look place in the Roman West from the fourth to seventh centuries. In this concise and effective synthesis, Ian Wood considers some ways in which religion and the Church can be reintegrated into what has become a largely secular discourse, and he contends that the institutionalisation of the Church on a huge scale was a key factor in the transformation from an incipiently Christian Roman Empire to a world of thoroughly Christianised kingdoms
The Merovingian kingdoms, 450-751 by I. N Wood( Book )

38 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The centuries immediately following the collapse of Roman rule in what is now France are an extraordinarily tangled time that is frequently dismissed as no more than a chaotic prelude to Charlemagne and the Carolingian Dynasty. Ian Wood's aim is to demonstrate that there was more to Merovingian France than fratricidal kinglets, murderous queens, corrupt bishops and otherworldly monastic saints."
The modern origins of the early Middle Ages by I. N Wood( Book )

22 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[The book's] subject matter is the changing interpretation within Europe of the end of the Roman Empire and the early Middle Ages from the eighteenth century to the present and how individual interpretations influenced and were influenced by the circumstances in which they were written."--Preface
The Theodosian Code by Jill Harries( Book )

27 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book presents an interdisciplinary analysis of the problems of the text, the working of law in practice in late antiquity and the afterlife of the Code down to Mommsen's great edition. The first study in English of the text in its own right, it will be essential reading for all concerned with the history of the late Roman world and the evolution of post-classical law."
Early medieval kingship( Book )

19 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The missionary life : saints and the evangelisation of Europe, 400-1050 by I. N Wood( Book )

21 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

KEY BENEFIT The great missionary figures were crucial to their own time and to posterity. They brought Christian belief and culture to the pagan societies of Dark Age Europe. Tribal and nomadic societies were propelled out of the forest and the plain into a 'civilized' world that carried the genes of the Roman imperial past. The missionaries were crucial too, because of the record they and their correspondents left of the cultures they transformed. The work of St Augustine in England is just one example. The missionaries were not only agents of change, they were also some of Europe's first historians. Anyone who has read Ian Wood's equally ambitious and compelling survey The Merovingian Kingdoms, 451-1050 , will rediscover his ability to bring a remote age to life. Here, the unreliable history of the missionary life is disentangled by Ian Wood to produce a uniquely wide-ranging account - giving a sense of the individual experience and collective ethos of the mission, the missionaries' influence on communities and their links to the rest of Christendom. In the Missionary Life the roles and aims of the missionaries, provide a starting point for the history of early medieval Europe. While spiritualism is examined Ian Wood also focuses on the darker side of missionary life - flagellation, starvation, torture - as well as sanctity. Contemporary willing and unwilling evangelism relates to some of these first Christian pioneers. For reader interested in medieval and/or church history. Also available in hardcover, 0-582-31212-4, $ 69.95Y
Western perspectives on the Mediterranean : cultural transfer in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages, 400-800 AD by Andreas Fischer( )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A high-level scholarly collection of articles on the transmission of knowledge and culture from a Mediterranean world politically fragmented by the fall of the Western Roman empire and the Islamic expansion into Latin Europe, 400-800 AD
The Transformation of frontiers from late antiquity to the Carolingians( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Avitus of Vienne, letters and selected prose by Avitus( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

P. 22 : Allusion à saint Maurice et la légion thébaine
Franks and Alamanni in the Merovingian period : an ethnographic perspective by Conference on Studies in Historical Archaeoethnology( Book )

20 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and German and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Franks were the most successful of all the barbarian peoples to establish a kingdom in the aftermath of the collapse of the West Roman Empire. Among their victims were their immediate neighbours, the Alamanni, who were swalowed up in the course of Frankish expansion. Partly because of the collapse of the Alaman kingdom, the Alamanni have received little attention from Anglophone scholars in the past, and this volume is therefore a welcome consideration of Franks and Alamanni from a series of perspectives, historical, archaeological, and linguistic
Christianizing peoples and converting individuals by Guyda Armstrong( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and Miscellaneous languages and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This selection of papers from the International Medieval Congress held at Leeds University in 1997, reflects the interest shown by those present, in the christianisation of Britain and the interface between Christians, Muslims and Jews
The world of Gregory of Tours by Kathleen Mitchell( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

East and West : modes of communication : proceedings of the first plenary conference at Merida( Book )

11 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The End of Antiquity saw an increase in the divide between East and West. This crucial development in the history of the Late and Post-Roman World was addressed in a series of linked papers delivered at the first plenary conference of the European Science Foundation's scientific programme on the Transformation of the Roman World, held in 1995. A group of leading scholars addressed questions of social, cultural, artistic and linguistic change, concentrating largely on developments within the East, while changes in the West were explored in a series of responses."--Jacket
People and places in northern Europe, 500-1600 : essays in honour of Peter Hayes Sawyer( Book )

15 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mittelalter - Festschrift - Schriftquellen
Abbots of Wearmouth and Jarrow by Bède le Vénérable( Book )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2019 in English and Latin and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the Latin texts, facing translations, and full commentary on four texts which are key to an understanding of the development of monasticism in early medieval Northumbria
Fragments of history : rethinking the Ruthwell and Bewcastle monuments by Fred Orton( Book )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fragments of history: Rethinking the Ruthwell and Bewcastle monuments is an innovative study of the two premier survivals of pre-Viking Anglo-Saxon stone sculpture. Both monuments are rich in finely carved images and complex inscriptions ... shows him or her how to understand the monuments as social products in relation to a history of which our knowledge is so fragmentary, and concludes with a deeply persuasive discussion of their underlying premises. Orton, Wood and Lees bring their research in art history and antiquarianism, history and archaeology, medieval literature, philosophy and gender studies into a successful and coherent whole, organised around certain key notions, such as place, history and tradition, style, similarity and difference, time, textuality and identity, Northumbria and the Northumbrian cross. Theoretically astute, rigorously researched, vivid and readable, Fragments of history is a model of how interdisciplinary research can be conducted, written and published. It will be required reading in a number of disciplines, including art history, Anglo-Saxon studies, medieval language and literature, history and ecclesiastical history, antiquarianism and archaeology."--from pub. desc
The Christianization of Scandinavia : report of a symposium held at Kungälv, Sweden 4-9 August 1985( Book )

8 editions published in 1987 in English and Swedish and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La fin de l'Empire romain d'Occident : Rome et les Wisigoths de 382 à 531 by Christine Delaplace( Book )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2019 in French and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En étudiant les traditions diplomatiques de Rome avec ses voisins et sa politique envers les royaumes clients barbares jusqu'au IVe siècle, puis avec les chefs de ces peuples barbares qui demandent à s'intégrer, avec leurs soldats, dans la hiérarchie de l'armée romaine, cet ouvrage met en lumière une autre lecture des événements politiques et militaires du Ve siècle dans l'Occident romain, longtemps résumés par les visions catastrophistes de la chute de l'Empire romain et des grandes invasions. L'ouvrage s'intéresse tout particulièrement au devenir des Goths et parmi eux, à ceux qui vont devenir les Wisigoths du "royaume wisigothique de Toulouse puis de Tolède". L'évolution des relations des Wisigoths d'Alaric, le responsable du fameux sac de Rome en 410, et de ses successeurs avec le pouvoir romain est analysée tout au long d'une histoire de l'Italie, de la Gaule et de l'Espagne qui voit se succéder usurpations et rivalités politiques des aristocraties romaines, conquête de l'Afrique par les Vandales et volonté de contrôle de l'Empire d'Orient, intégration des contingents fédérés dans le dispositif militaire et capacité des noblesses barbares à mettre en place un nouvel ordre social et politique qui amorce, en 477, l'avènement des royaumes romano-barbares. Comment les élites romaines ont-elles affronté ces transformations radicales du monde romain tardif? Comment les Barbares et Constantinople ont-ils conjointement mis en place le nouvel ordre du monde en Occident? Cet ouvrage tente de répondre à ces questions en proposant une relecture politique du passage de l'Antiquité au Moyen Age
Life of Columbanus ; Life of John of Réomé ; and Life of Vedast by Jonas( Book )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jonas of Bobbio was an Italian monk, author, and abbot, active in Lombard Italy and Merovingian Gaul during the seventh century. He is best known as the author of the Life of Columbanus and His Disciples, one of the most important works of hagiography from the early medieval period, that charts the remarkable journey of the Irish exile and monastic founder, Columbanus (d. 615), through Western Europe, as well as the monastic movement initiated by him and his Frankish successors in the Merovingian kingdoms. In the years following Columbanus's death numerous new monasteries were built by his successors and their elite patrons in Francia that decisively transformed the inter-relationship between monasteries and secular authorities in the Early Middle Ages. Jonas also wrote two other, occasional works set in the late fifth and sixth centuries: the Life of John, the abbot and founder of the monastery of Réomé in Burgundy, and the Life of Vedast, the first bishop of Arras and a contemporary of Clovis. Both works provide perspectives on how the past Gallic monastic tradition, the role of bishops, and the Christianization of the Franks were perceived in Jonas's time. Jonas's hagiography also provides important evidence for the reception of classical and late antique texts as well as the works of Gregory the Great and Gregory of Tours.This volume presents the first complete English translation of all of Jonas of Bobbio's saints' Lives with detailed notes and scholarly introduction that will be of value to all those interested in this period
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Church and chronicle in the Middle Ages : essays presented to John Taylor
The Merovingian kingdoms, 450-751The Theodosian CodeThe missionary life : saints and the evangelisation of Europe, 400-1050The Transformation of frontiers from late antiquity to the CarolingiansAvitus of Vienne, letters and selected proseFranks and Alamanni in the Merovingian period : an ethnographic perspectiveChristianizing peoples and converting individualsThe world of Gregory of Tours
Alternative Names
Ian N. Wood British medievalist

Ian N. Wood Brits mediëvist

Ian N. Wood englischer Mediävist

Ian N. Wood medievalista británico

Ian N. Wood medievista britannico

Wood, I.N.

Wood, I.N. 1950-

Wood, I. N. (Ian N.)

Wood, Ian.

Wood, Ian 1950-

Wood, Ian N.

Wood, Ian N. 1950-

Wood, Ian N., n. 1950

Wood, Ian Nicholas

Wood, Ian Nicholas 1950-

يان ن. وود مختص في الدراسات القروسطية بريطاني

우드, 이언 1950-