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Bates, David 1945-

Overview
Works: 42 works in 172 publications in 4 languages and 4,646 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Bibliography  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Biographical television programs  Conference papers and proceedings  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Church history 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, 958
Classifications: DC611.N856, 944.2
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Most widely held works about David Bates
 
Most widely held works by David Bates
Normandy before 1066 by David Bates( Book )

9 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William the Conqueror by David Bates( Book )

20 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in English and Polish and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"William the Conqueror was a formidable personality, whose political imagination and ruthless will were the driving force of the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. In this biography, David Bates describes the full scope of William's achievements in both Normandy and England, setting them firmly in the context of Europe in an age of change and turmoil." "William showed himself an outstanding soldier and an extremely effective ruler who combined great fortitude with an unbending insistence on his own authority. He was also cruel, greedy and intolerant - a man who pitilessly stamped out opposition and shamelessly manipulated facts to justify dubious enterprises."--Jacket
A bibliography of Domesday book by David Bates( Book )

13 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The day Carl Sandburg died( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exploration into the life and work of the iconic American, Carl Sandburg. From an impoverished youth on the prairie of Illinois to the halls of Congress and international notoriety, it was a tale of perseverance and success. During his lifetime he was revered, becoming one of the most successful writers of the 20th century, but when he died in 1967, his legacy suffered an unusual and inexplicably fast decline. His work was disparaged and his remarkable life all but forgotten
Regesta regum Anglo-Normannorum : the Acta of William I, 1066-1087 by England( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and Latin and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

England and Normandy in the Middle Ages by David Bates( Book )

10 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The histories of England and of Normandy in the middle ages were inextricably linked. England and Normandy in the Middle Ages provides a synoptic view by leading scholars of not only political and military but also of ecclesiastical and cultural links. Taken together these essays provide an up-to-date scholarly account of relations between England and its immediate neighbour
Writing medieval biography, 750-1250 : essays in honour of Professor Frank Barlow( Book )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Biography is one of the oldest, most popular and most tenacious of literary forms. Perhaps the best attested narrative form of the Middle Ages, it continues to draw modern historians of the medieval period to its peculiar challenge to explicate the general through the particular: the biographer's decisions to impose or to resist the imposition of order on biographical remnants raise issues which go to the heart of historical method. This collection, compiled in honour of a distinguished modern exponent of the art of biography, contains sixteen essays by leading scholars which examine the limits and possibilities of the genre for the period between 750AD and 1250AD. Ranging from pivotal figures such as Charlemagne, William the Conqueror and St Bernard, to the anonymous female skeleton in an Anglo-Saxon grave, from kings and queens to clerks and saints, and from individual to the collective biographies, this collection investigates both medieval biographical writings, and the issues surrounding the writing of medieval lives"--Editor
Conflict and coexistence : nationalism and democracy in modern Europe : essays in honour of Harry Hearder( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Normans and empire : the Ford Lectures delivered in the University of Oxford during Hilary Term 2010 by David Bates( Book )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 2010, David Bates presented the Ford Lectures in British History at the University of Oxford ... [this] book was born from these lectures. It provides an interpretative analysis of the history of the cross-Channel empire created by William the Conqueror in 1066 to its end in 1204 when the duchy of Normandy was conquered by the French king, Philip Augustus, the so-called 'Loss of Normandy'. Bates proposes that historians of the Normans can learn from the methods of social scientists and historians of other periods of history - such as making use of such tools as life-stories and biographies - and he employs such methods to offer an interpretative history of the Normans, as well as a broader history of England, the British Isles, and Northern France in the eleventh and twelfth centuries"--Provided by publisher
East Anglia and its North Sea world in the Middle Ages( Book )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"East Anglia was a distinctive English region during the Middle Ages, but it was one that owed much of its character and identity to its place in a much wider "North Sea World" that stretched from the English Channel to Iceland, the Baltic and beyond. Relations between East Anglia and its maritime neighbours have for the most part been peaceful, involving migration and commercial, artistic, architectural and religious exchanges, but have also at times been characterised by violence and contestation. All these elements have played a significant role in processes of historical change that have shaped the history both of East Anglia and its North Sea world. This collection of essays discusses East Anglia in the context of this maritime framework and explores the extent to which there was a distinctive community bound together by the shared frontier of the North Sea during the Middle Ages"--Back cover
Normandy and its neighbours, 900-1250 : essays for David Bates( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most important aspects of David Bates's career has been his readiness to engage with the world of modern French scholarship. This collection - offered in recognition of his contribution - acknowledges the many strands of his scholarship
Domesday book by Elizabeth M Hallam( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Domesday Book is the record of the great survey of England completed in 1086, executed for William I of England (aka William the Conqueror). One of the main purposes of the survey was to determine who held what and what taxes had been liable under Edward the Confessor; the judgment of the Domesday assessors was final -- whatever the book said about who held the material wealth or what it was worth, was the law, and there was no appeal. It was written in Latin, although there were some vernacular words inserted for native terms with no previous Latin equivalent, and the text was highly abbreviated. Certain scholars on common law property rights regard the Domesday Book as the first written account of "who owns what" in the history of common law. Thus, this book might represent the birth of the modern concept of property rights in The West. This book challenges the orthodox views of William I's great census of 1086, to give an intriguing story of the origins of England's greatest historical record, as well as new insights into its contents
La Normandie vers l'an mil( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in French and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proceedings of the Battle Conference 2013 by Battle Conference on Anglo-Norman Studies( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proceedings of the Battle Conference 2012 by Battle Conference on Anglo-Norman Studies( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Normannia monastica by Véronique Gazeau( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proceedings of the Battle Conference 2011 by Battle Conference on Anglo-Norman Studies( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anglo-Norman studies. proceedings of the Battle Conference 2013 by Battle Conference on Anglo-Norman Studies( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anglo-Norman Studies 34 : Proceedings of the Battle Conference 2011 by David Bates( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Norman history is covered by chapters on the detailed account of Pope Alexander III's deeds as abbot of Mont Saint-Michel that Robert of Torigni added to the monastic cartulary, on religious life in Rouen in the late 11th century, and on ducal involvement in dispute settlement
 
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Regesta regum Anglo-Normannorum : the Acta of William I, 1066-1087
Alternative Names
Bates, Davis

David Bates British historian

David Bates Brits historicus

David Bates (historiker)

Дэвид Бейтс

Languages
English (118)

French (15)

Latin (3)

Polish (2)

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Regesta regum Anglo-Normannorum : the Acta of William I, 1066-1087England and Normandy in the Middle AgesWriting medieval biography, 750-1250 : essays in honour of Professor Frank BarlowConflict and coexistence : nationalism and democracy in modern Europe : essays in honour of Harry HearderDomesday bookNormannia monastica