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William of Malmesbury approximately 1090-1143

Overview
Works: 193 works in 633 publications in 7 languages and 6,601 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Sources  Biography  Commentaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Adapter
Classifications: DA198.5, 942
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William of Malmesbury's Chronicle of the kings of England : from the earliest period to the reign of King Stephen by William( Book )

44 editions published between 1847 and 2012 in English and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The historia novella by William( Book )

35 editions published between 1840 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gesta regum Anglorum = The history of the English kings by William( Book )

35 editions published between 1200 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William of Malmesbury's Gesta Regum Anglorum (The Deeds of the English Kings) is one of the great histories of England. Apart from its formidable learning, it is characterized by narrative skill and entertainment value. This edition, with facing-page English translation, provides for the first time a detailed commentary on all aspects of the work
Historia novella : the contemporary history by William( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and Latin and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Historia Novella is a key source for the succession dispute between King Stephen and the Empress Matilda which brought England to civil war in the twelfth century. William of Malmesbury was the doyen of the historians of his day. His account of the main events of the years 1126 to 1142, to some of which he was an eyewitness, is sympathetic to the empress's cause, but not uncritical of her. Edmund King offers a complete revision of K.R. Potter's edition of 1955, retaining only the translation, which has been amended in places. Not only is this a new edition but it offers a new text, arguing that what have earlier been seen as William of Malmesbury's final revisions are not from his hand. Rather they seem to come from somewhere in the circle of Robert of Gloucester, the empress's half-brother, to whom the work is dedicated. In this way the work raises important questions concerning the transmission of medieval texts
Polyhistor : a critical edition by William( Book )

17 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The early history of Glastonbury : an edition, translation, and study of William of Malmesbury's De antiquitate Glastonie ecclesie by William( Book )

5 editions published between 1981 and 2001 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Vita Wulfstani of William of Malmesbury, to which are added the extant abridgments of this work and the miracles and translation of St. Wulfstan by William( Book )

10 editions published in 1928 in English and Latin and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Willelmi Malmesbiriensis monachi De gestis regum Anglorum libri quinque; Historiæ novellæ libri tres by William( Book )

26 editions published between 1887 and 1965 in 4 languages and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Willelmi Malmesbiriensis monachi De gestis pontificum Anglorum libri quinque by William( Book )

29 editions published between 1870 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The deeds of the bishops of England (Gesta Pontificum Anglorum) by William( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"William was born c.1095 not far from Malmesbury in Wiltshire; he entered the monastery at Malmesbury as a boy, and stayed there as a monk for the rest of his life, writing works which were to win him lasting fame as a historian. His Deeds of the Bishops of England chronicles the activities of the bishops in all the dioceses of England from Augustine's arrival in Canterbury in 597 down to the 1120s when the work was being written; in addition to bishops and cathedrals, William also includes saints who were not bishops, and religious houses other than cathedrals. For the period after Bede's death in 730, this is the most important single source for English church history, and indeed, together with William's other great achievement, the Deeds of the Kings of England, for the history of England. Much of the material William retells in his own style, and with considerable narrative skill, from earlier sources available to him in the monastic library. But he also travelled widely in England, and the organisation of the Deeds reflects a clear chronological and topographical order, from Canterbury and Rochester to London, East Anglia and Wessex, north to York, Lindisfarne and Durham, thence to Mercia, and finally, 'returning home after a long journey', to his own abbey of Malmesbury and St Aldhelm."--Jacket
Saints' lives : lives of SS. Wulfstan, Dunstan, Patrick, Benignus and Indract by William( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and Multiple languages and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents the hagiographical writings of the Benedictine monk, historian and scholar, William of Malmesbury (c.1095-c.1143). As well as recording the "Lives" of Saints Wulfstan, Dunstan, Patrick, Benignus and Indract, the text also assesses William as hagiographer
Gesta pontificum Anglorum = The history of the English bishops by William( Book )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Latin and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... second volume ... contains an introduction and detailed commentary to accompany the Latin text and translation of the work appearing in Volume I. The introduction presents and analyses the reasons behind the work ... The commentary, linked to the Latin text, discusses problems and questions thrown up by the work, and illustrations appear throughout."--Jacket
Willelmi Meldunensis monachi Liber super explanationem Lamentationum Ieremiae prophetae by William( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in Latin and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Lamentations by William( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gesta regum Anglorum : the history of the English kings by William( Book )

13 editions published between 1964 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De gestis pontificum anglorum libri quinque by William( Book )

12 editions published between 1870 and 2007 in Latin and English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of the kings of England and the modern history of William of Malmesbury by William( Book )

6 editions published in 1815 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gesta regum Anglorum by William( Book )

16 editions published between 1887 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicle of the kings of England; from the earliest period to the reign of King Stephen by William( Book )

21 editions published between 1847 and 2012 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of the kings of England and of his own times by William( Book )

3 editions published in 1854 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Gesta regum Anglorum = The history of the English kingsGesta regum Anglorum
Alternative Names
Guilelmus ca.1090-1143 Malmesberiensis

Guilelmus, Malmesberiensis, ca.1090-1143

Guilelmus Malmesburiensis ca 1090-1143

Guilielmus ca.1090-1143 Malmesburiensis

Guilielmus, Malmesburiensis, ca.1090-1143

Guillaume de Malmesbury

Guillaume de Malmesbury, ca. 1090-1143

Guillelmus Malmesburiensis, ca. 1090-1143

Guillermo approximately 1090-1143 de Malmesbury

Guillermo ca. 1090-1143 de Malmesbury

Guillermo, de Malmesbury, approximately 1090-1143

Guillermo de Malmesbury ca. 1090-1143

Gulielmus approximately 1090-1143 Malmesburiensis

Gulielmus ca.1090-1143 Malmesburiensis

Gulielmus Malmesburiensis.

Gulielmus, Malmesburiensis, approximately 1090-1143

Gulielmus Malmesburiensis ca. 1090-1143

Malmesbury, William of

Malmesbury, William of approximately 1090-1143

Malmesbury, William of ca.1090-1143

Vilhelm av Malmesbury ca 1090-1143

Wilhelmus approximately 1090-1143 Malmesburiensis

Wilhelmus approximately 1090-1143 Sommersetensis

Wilhelmus ca.1090-1143 Malmesburiensis

Wilhelmus ca. 1090-1143 Sommersetensis

Wilhelmus, Malmesburiensis, approximately 1090-1143

Wilhelmus Malmesburiensis ca. 1090-1143

Wilhelmus, Sommersetensis, approximately 1090-1143

Wilhelmus Sommersetensis ca. 1090-1143

Willelmi Malmesbiriensis Monachi approximately 1090-1143

Willelmus approximately 1090-1143 Malmesburiensis

Willelmus ca.1090-1143 Malmesbiriensis

Willelmus ca. 1090-1143 Malmesburiensis

Willelmus ca.1090-1143 Meldunensis monachus

Willelmus Malmesbiriensis 1090-1143 O.S.B.

Willelmus, Malmesbiriensis, ca.1090-1143

Willelmus Malmesbiriensis, O.S.B., 1090-1143

Willelmus Malmesburiensis

Willelmus, Malmesburiensis, approximately 1090-1143

Willelmus Malmesburiensis ca. 1090-1143

Willelmus Malmesburiensis Monachus ca 1090-1143

Willelmus Meldunensis.

Willelmus, Meldunensis monachus, ca.1090-1143

Willelmvs ca.1090-1143 Meldvnensis monachvs

Willelmvs, Meldvnensis monachvs, ca.1090-1143

William ca. 1090-1143 de Malmesbury

William ca. 1090-1143 of Malmesbury

William, de Malmesbury, ca. 1090-1143

William of Malmesbury

William of Malmesbury 1090-1143 O.S.B.

William of Malmesbury, asi 1090-1143

William, of Malmesbury, ca. 1090-1143

William of Malmesbury d. 1143?

William of Malmesbury, O.S.B., 1090-1143

William z Malmesbury.

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The historia novellaGesta regum Anglorum = The history of the English kingsHistoria novella : the contemporary historyThe early history of Glastonbury : an edition, translation, and study of William of Malmesbury's De antiquitate Glastonie ecclesieThe deeds of the bishops of England (Gesta Pontificum Anglorum)Saints' lives : lives of SS. Wulfstan, Dunstan, Patrick, Benignus and IndractGesta pontificum Anglorum = The history of the English bishopsGesta regum Anglorum : the history of the English kings