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Holmes, George 1927-

Works: 31 works in 377 publications in 6 languages and 14,399 library holdings
Genres: History  Reference works  Church history  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Translator
Classifications: D102, 940.1
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Most widely held works by George Holmes
The Oxford illustrated history of medieval Europe by George Holmes( Book )

72 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 4,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This richly illustrated book tells the story of Europe and the Mediterranean over a thousand years which saw the creation of western civilization. Written by expert scholars and based on the latest research, it gives the general reader the most authoritative account of life in medieval Europe between the fall of the Roman Empire and the coming of the Renaissance. The story is one of profound diversity and change: the political empires of Charlemagne or the Byzantines, contrasting with the new nations which fought the Hundred Years War; the expression of religion in the great monasteries and cathedrals, and in the ideals of ecclesiastical poverty and reform; the mixed ambitions of the Crusades; the cultural worlds of chivalric knights and heroic romance, popular festivals, and the realism of the new arts; economic expansion and social catastrophe, such as the Black Death. The authors describe both the strange and the familiar. We have endured nothing comparable to the vast upheavals of migration and new institutions of the Dark Ages between 400 and 900. Consequently the new attitudes and ways of life that grew up from 900 to 1500 around the cathedrals and universities, the royal courts and commercial cities, remain central in modern societies. Our towns and villages, the nation state and democratic forms of government, our commerce and banking, our university courses, our novels and history books, our concern with the relationship between physical and spiritual realms-all had their origins in the medieval world. The six chapters in this book are divided between the Mediterranean world and northern Europe to show the movement of the centre of gravity in European life from the Mediterranean to the north. The authors explore the contrast between Byzantine and Renaissance cultures in the south and the new, complex political and social structures of north-west Europe, which by 1300 had the most advanced civilization the world had ever seen. Over two hundred illustrations, including twenty-four colour plates, amplify the text; and the picture is completed with comprehensive reference material in maps, genealogies, a chronology, lists of further reading, and a full index including personal dates
The Oxford history of Italy by George Holmes( Book )

21 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and Italian and held by 1,940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated survey of over two thousand years of Italian history, from the Roman Empire through the twentieth century, discussing the evolving politics, society, and culture of the country
The later Middle Ages, 1272-1485 by George Holmes( Book )

41 editions published between 1962 and 1974 in English and held by 1,475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Florentine enlightenment, 1400-50 by George Holmes( Book )

36 editions published between 1969 and 1994 in English and held by 1,160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renaissance by George Holmes( Book )

14 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and Dutch and held by 1,116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the Renaissance - Humanists - Architecture - Spatial arrangement - Painters and artists - Bruegel - Donatello - Leonardo da Vinci - Michelangelo - Raphael - Rubens - Tintoretto - Van Eyck - Black Death - Architecture - High Renaissance in Florence and Rome - Venice in the sixteenth century - Spread of Renaissance ideas across Europe
Florence, Rome, and the origins of the Renaissance by George Holmes( Book )

39 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Europe : hierarchy and revolt, 1320-1450 by George Holmes( Book )

57 editions published between 1975 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the period of transition from medieval to Renaissance Europe that offers insight into the major political events of this time, the interaction between politics, society, and ideas that contributed to the changes during this period, and the crises of the medieval world
Art and politics in Renaissance Italy : British Academy lectures by George Holmes( Book )

24 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our modern conception of the Renaissance has been changed substantially by the scholarship of the last 50 years, and the British contribution to this research has been enormous. An essential part of this scholarship is contained within this lavishly illustrated selection of lectures delivered by distinguished historians to the British Academy. The lectures cover the period circa 1400 to 1520 and illustrate two aspects of Italy in this period, the political background to the great cultural flowering, and the art of Florence and Rome
The good parliament by George Holmes( Book )

9 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The estates of the higher nobility in fourteenth-century England by George Holmes( Book )

12 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first age of the western city, 1300-1500 : an inaugural lecture delivered before the University of Oxford on 8 November 1989 by George Holmes( Book )

11 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scotland's environment : the future( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The end of the ancient world by Santo Mazzarino( Book )

3 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art and politics in Renaissance Italy : British Academy lectures( )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A greate love: Prince Charles' twenty-year affair with Camilla Parker-Bowles by Christopher Wilson( Recording )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British journalist chronicles the Prince of Wales' relationship with the "other woman", tracing a friendship which began when both were single and continued after each was married to another partner. As background, Wilson fills in details about the pastimes, social customs, and duties of royal and other upperclass Britons, touching on the subject of the future of the monarchy
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The Oxford illustrated history of medieval Europe
Alternative Names
George Holmes English historian

Holmes, Georgius 1927-

Джордж Холмс

ホームズ, G

English (313)

Spanish (20)

German (4)

Italian (2)

Serbian (1)

Dutch (1)

The Oxford history of ItalyThe later Middle Ages, 1272-1485The Florentine enlightenment, 1400-50RenaissanceFlorence, Rome, and the origins of the RenaissanceEurope : hierarchy and revolt, 1320-1450The estates of the higher nobility in fourteenth-century EnglandScotland's environment : the future