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Jordan, William C. 1948-

Works: 102 works in 401 publications in 3 languages and 15,948 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works  Church history  Encyclopedias  Dictionaries  Reference works  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Personal narratives‡vConfederate 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Thesis advisor, Composer, wpr, win, Creator, Contributor
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Most widely held works about William C Jordan
Most widely held works by William C Jordan
Europe in the high Middle Ages by William C Jordan( Book )

33 editions published between 1946 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 1,353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides coverage of such events as the Crusades, the building of Chartres Cathedral, the revision of the Catholic Church's power, the creation of key works of literature, and the disastrous events of the fourteenth century
The great famine : northern Europe in the early fourteenth century by William C Jordan( Book )

41 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whereas there has been a tendency to describe the food shortages as a result simply of bad weather or else poor economic planning, Jordan sets the stage so that we see the complex interplay of social and environmental factors that caused this particular disaster and allowed it to continue for so long. Jordan begins with a description of medieval northern Europe at its demographic peak around 1300, by which time the region had achieved a sophisticated level of economic integration. He then looks at problems that, when combined with years of inundating rains and brutal winters, gnawed away at economic stability. From animal diseases and harvest failures to volatile prices, class antagonism, and distribution breakdowns brought on by constant war, northern Europeans felt helplessly besieged by acts of an angry God - although a cessation of war and a more equitable distribution of resources might have lessened the severity of the food shortages
The Middle Ages( Book )

10 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Middle Ages, conventionally the years 500 to 1500, is seen as a bridge between ancient and modern civilizations. These books cover not only northern and western Ekurope but also the Byzantine and muslim worlds. This 4 volume set is alphabetical
Order and innovation in the Middle Ages : essays in honor of Joseph R. Strayer by William C Jordan( Book )

27 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Middle Ages were for many years generally viewed as a period when faith and order supported a rigid society. By painstaking archival research, historians such as Joseph R. Strayer and the contributors to this volume have gradually replaced this view with a regard for the period as a time of great intellectual diversity. These essays, divided into five groups, probe the themes of order and innovation as they appear in medieval government; finance; trade and urban life; social arrangements; and aspects of the personality and goals of the individual. The contributors focus on England, France, and the Mediterranean from about the eleventh to about the sixteenth century. Contributors: Frederic Kreisler, Charles Radding, Giles Constable, William Bowsky, John Freed, Phillippe Wolff, Thomas Bisson, Richard Kaeuper, John Benton, Archibald Lewis, William Jordan, Rhiman Rotz, Robert Baker, Robert Lopez, Teofilo Ruiz, Raphael DeSoignie, Bennett Hill, Frederic Cheyette, Jan Rogozinski, Bruce McNab, Lester Little, Robert Lerner, Elizabeth Brown, Charles Wood, and Gaines Post. Originally published in 1976. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Dictionary of the Middle Ages( Book )

10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Middle Ages : a Watts guide for children( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to the Middle Ages, discussing events, people, and practices around the world from 500 to 1500
The French monarchy and the Jews : from Philip Augustus to the last Capetians by William C Jordan( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La monarchie française et les juives: Philippe Augustus aux capétiens derniers
A tale of two monasteries : Westminster and Saint-Denis in the thirteenth century by William C Jordan( Book )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: A Tale of Two Monasteries takes an unprecedented look at one of the great rivalries of the Middle Ages and offers it as a revealing lens through which to view the intertwined histories of medieval England and France. This is the first book to systematically compare Westminster Abbey and the abbey of Saint-Denis-two of the most important ecclesiastical institutions of the thirteenth century-and to do so through the lives and competing careers of the two men who ruled them, Richard de Ware of Westminster and Mathieu de Vendome of Saint-Denis. Esteemed historian William Jordan weaves a breathtaking narrative of the social, cultural, and political history of the period. It was an age of rebellion and crusades, of artistic and architectural innovation, of unprecedented political reform, and of frustrating international diplomacy-and Richard and Mathieu, in one way or another, played important roles in all these developments. Jordan traces their rise from obscure backgrounds to the highest ranks of political authority, Abbot Richard becoming royal treasurer of England, and Abbot Mathieu twice serving as a regent of France during the crusades. By enabling us to understand the complex relationships the abbots and their rival institutions shared with each other and with the kings and social networks that supported and exploited them, A Tale of Two Monasteries paints a vivid portrait of medieval society and politics, and of the ambitious men who influenced them so profoundly
From servitude to freedom : manumission in the Sénonais in the thirteenth century by William C Jordan( Book )

9 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women and credit in pre-industrial and developing societies by William C Jordan( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and Japanese and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By viewing the historical situation, Jordan sheds light on contemporary concerns about commercialization, the transformation of rural society, and industrialization. He provides a historical and comparative context for some of the current issues that plague the twentieth-century female work force. By understanding the role of gender in such an important aspect of traditional life as credit relationships, Jordan advances an ongoing re-examination of the issue in general. This work will be of interest to students and scholars of medieval and early modern European, African, and Caribbean history; anthropology; and women's studies
Unceasing strife, unending fear : Jacques de Thérines and the freedom of the church in the age of the last Capetians by William C Jordan( Book )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book explores the tensions within the Roman Catholic Church and between the Church and royal authority in France in the crucial period 1290-1321. During this time the crown tried to force churchmen to accept policies many considered inconsistent with ecclesiastical freedom and traditions - such as paying war taxes and expelling the Jews from the kingdom. William Jordan considers these issues through the eyes of one of the most important and courageous actors, the Cistercian monk, professor, abbot, and polemical writer Jacques de Therines."--Jacket
Ideology and royal power in medieval France : kingship, crusades, and the Jews by William C Jordan( Book )

12 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Corrupt histories by Emmanuel Kreike( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays in the third part of the book treat corruption as a process, taking into account its causes and effects and their impact on society, economics, and politics."--Jacket
The animal-human boundary : historical perspectives( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From England to France : felony and exile in the High Middle Ages by William C Jordan( Book )

12 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the height of the Middle Ages, a peculiar system of perpetual exile--or abjuration--flourished in Western Europe. It was a judicial form of exile, not political or religious, and it was meted out to felons for crimes deserving of severe corporal punishment or death. From England to France explores the lives of these men and women who were condemned to abjure the English realm, and draws on their unique experiences to shed light on a medieval legal tradition until now very poorly understood. William Chester Jordan weaves a breathtaking historical tapestry, examining the judicial and administrative processes that led to the abjuration of more than seventy-five thousand English subjects, and recounting the astonishing journeys of the exiles themselves. Some were innocents caught up in tragic circumstances, but many were hardened criminals. Almost every English exile departed from the port of Dover, many bound for the same French village, a place called Wissant. Jordan vividly describes what happened when the felons got there, and tells the stories of the few who managed to return to England, either illegally or through pardons. From England to France provides new insights into a fundamental pillar of medieval English law and shows how it collapsed amid the bloodshed of the Hundred Years' War"--
Men at the center : redemptive governance under Louis IX by William C Jordan( Book )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three portraits of men who were at the very center of governance in thirteenth-century France-men who strove in the shadow of King Louis IX (Saint Louis) to impose a redemptive regime on the realm. Professor Jordan treats them as individuals, but in a sense they are also types: Robert of Sorbon, a churchman; Etienne Boileau, a bourgeois; and Simon de Nesle, an aristocrat. Robert was the founder of the Sorbonne; Boileau was the prévôt or royal administrator of Paris; and Simon was twice co-regent of the kingdom. Thinking about them and their relations with Louis IX opens up a new and altogether sobering vista for exploring the nature of the king's rule and the impact of his rule on his subjects
Guide to verification and validation of the SCALE-4 criticality safety software by M. B Emmett( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whenever a decision is made to newly install the SCALE nuclear criticality safety software on a computer system, the user should run a set of verification and validation (V & V) test cases to demonstrate that the software is properly installed and functioning correctly. This report is intended to serve as a guide for this V & V in that it specifies test cases to run and gives expected results. The report describes the V & V that has been performed for the nuclear criticality safety software in a version of SCALE-4. The verification problems specified by the code developers have been run, and the results compare favorably with those in the SCALE 4.2 baseline. The results reported in this document are from the SCALE 4.2P version which was run on an IBM RS/6000 workstation. These results verify that the SCALE-4 nuclear criticality safety software has been correctly installed and is functioning properly. A validation has been performed for KENO V.a utilizing the CSAS25 criticality sequence and the SCALE 27-group cross-section library for[sup 233]U, [sup 235]U, and[sup 239]Pu fissile, systems in a broad range of geometries and fissile fuel forms. The experimental models used for the validation were taken from three previous validations of KENO V.a. A statistical analysis of the calculated results was used to determine the average calculational bias and a subcritical k[sub eff] criteria for each class of systems validated. Included the statistical analysis is a means of estimating the margin of subcriticality in k[sub eff]. This validation demonstrates that KENO V.a and the 27-group library may be used for nuclear criticality safety computations provided the system being analyzed falls within the range of the experiments used in the validation
Center and periphery : studies on power in the Medieval World in honor of William Chester Jordan by Katherine Ludwig Jansen( Book )

14 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le ch. 13 est consacré au prieuré de Senlis : Praying to Saint Maurice at Senlis
The Capetian century, 1214-1314( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume provides a fresh look at the Capetian century (1214-1314), a period that changed the cultural and political fabric and laid the foundation for the modernisation of the medieval West. The period from the birth of Louis IX to the death of Philip the Fair is remarkable for a series of developments and accomplishments associated with the Capetian kings of France. Innovations in architecture, manuscript illumination, and music all helped shape the cultural fabric of French and European life. Administrative historians emphasize the development of political institutions that have been said to lay foundations of the modern State. 'Moral reform', partly in support of the crusading movement, led to various changes in policies toward Jews, prostitutes, heretics, and many other social groups. This volume brings together essays presented at the Capetian Century Conference held at Princeton University, commemorating two seminal anniversaries bracketing the 'Capetian Century' - the Battle of Bouvines (1214), and the death of Philip the Fair (1314)
Some events and incidents during the Civil War by William C Jordan( Book )

6 editions published between 1904 and 1990 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reminiscences by Jordan of Co. B, 15th Ala. Regiment, CSA
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The great famine : northern Europe in the early fourteenth century
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The great famine : northern Europe in the early fourteenth centuryThe Middle AgesThe Middle Ages : a Watts guide for childrenA tale of two monasteries : Westminster and Saint-Denis in the thirteenth centuryUnceasing strife, unending fear : Jacques de Thérines and the freedom of the church in the age of the last CapetiansIdeology and royal power in medieval France : kingship, crusades, and the JewsCorrupt historiesThe animal-human boundary : historical perspectives