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Rollason, D. W. (David W.)

Overview
Works: 54 works in 222 publications in 5 languages and 3,347 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Sources  Local history  Biography  Genealogy 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: DA670.N813, 942.801
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Most widely held works by D. W Rollason
Northumbria, 500-1100 : creation and destruction of a kingdom by D. W Rollason( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These mechanisms are set in a wider European context so that the history of Northumbria is seen as paradigmatic for an understanding of state formation and religious and cultural change in the early medieval world. In doing so, the book explores the consequences for our understanding of the past of the characteristics and value of available source materials. Attention is focused particularly on the interpretation of archaeological and art-historical material as it relates to written source-material, and the extent to which narrative sources were shaped by sectional interests and created imagined visions of the past."--Jacket
Saints and relics in Anglo-Saxon England by D. W Rollason( Book )

8 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mildrith legend : a study in early medieval hagiography in England by D. W Rollason( Book )

11 editions published between 1978 and 1982 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Libellus de exordio atque procursu istius, hoc est Dunhelmensis, ecclesie = Tract on the origins and progress of this the Church of Durham by Simeon( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The church of Durham, founded in 995, claimed in the Middle Ages to be in origin the church of Lindisfarne or Holy Island, the members of which had fled in the face of Viking raids and had wandered for long across northern England, before re-establishing their church at Chester-le-Street in Co. Durham and then at Durham itself. The text edited and translated here for the first time for over a century is the most complete and detailed account of the history of that church. Important as a piece of early post-Conquest historiography by an author about whom much is now known, the text is fascinating for the details it gives about the ecclesiastical community of Durham, the miracles which its members believed had occurred, and the place of the church of Durham in relation to the lands and secular inhabitants of northern England."--BOOK JACKET
The Power of Place : Rulers and Their Palaces, Landscapes, Cities, and Holy Places by D. W Rollason( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Power of Place explores the nature of power--the power of kings, emperors, and popes--through the places that these rulers created or developed, including palaces, cities, landscapes, holy places, inauguration sites, and burial places. Ranging across all of Europe from the first to the sixteenth centuries--from Prague and Seville to Palermo and the Oslo Fjord--David Rollason examines how these places conveyed messages of power and what those messages were. Rollason draws on the latest research in a range of disciplines--principally archaeology, and the histories of art, architecture, and landscape, as well as historical and literary studies--to investigate what the power of rulers consisted of. Was their power based on impersonal bureaucratic mechanisms, on personal relationships between rulers and subjects, or on strong beliefs in the quasi-divine status of rulers? How did impressive edifices support and emphasize these practices of power? Rollason takes readers to spectacular sites, including the remarkable remains of the tenth-century city of Madinat al-Zahra near Cordoba, the remarkably preserved palace-church of the emperor Charlemagne in Aachen, and the soaring shrine-church of the Saint-Chapelle of King Louis IX. Giving readers the tools to analyze rulers' palaces, landscapes, cities, and holy places, The Power of Place offers a fascinating perspective on the development of power throughout history"--
Anglo-Norman Durham : 1093-1193( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peace and protection in the Middle Ages( Book )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and Multiple languages and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

England and the Continent in the tenth century : studies in honour of Wilhelm Levison (1876-1947) by D. W Rollason( Book )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Dutch and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Durham Liber vitae and its context( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symeon of Durham : historian of Durham and the North( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early medieval Europe 300-1050 : the birth of western society by D. W Rollason( Book )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The centuries following the collapse of the Roman Empire saw extraordinary change across Western Europe - in institutions, social structure, rural and urban life, religion, learning, scholarship and art. This innovative textbook provides students coming to the study of Early Medieval Europe for the first time with the conceptual and methodological tools to investigate the period for themselves. It identifies major research questions and historiographical debates and offers guidance on how to engage with and evaluate the major documentary sources and the evidence of art history and a
Bede and Germany by D. W Rollason( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Princes of the church : bishops and their palaces by D. W Rollason( Book )

8 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a carefully structured and edited volume of research papers arising from a conference of the same title held at Auckland Castle, County Durham, in 2015. The aim of the volume is to bring together the latest research, exploring the importance of bishops' palaces for social and political history, landscape history, architectural history and archaeology. It will be the first book-length study of such sites since Michael Thompson's Medieval Bishops' Houses (1998), and the first work ever to adopt such a wide-ranging approach to them in terms of themes and geographical and chronological range. It includes contributions from the late Antique period through to the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and it deals with bishops' residences in England, Scotland, Wales, the Byzantine Empire, France, and Italy. It is structured in three sections: design and function, which considers how bishops' palaces and houses differed from the palaces and houses of secular magnates, in their layout, design, furnishings, and functions; landscape and urban context, which considers the relationship between bishops' palaces and houses and their political and cultural context, the landscapes and towns or cities in which they were set, and the parks, forests, and towns which were planned and designed around them; and architectural form, which considers the extent of shared features between bishops' palaces and houses, and their relationship to the houses of other church potentates and to the houses of secular magnates
Sources for York history to AD 1100 by D. W Rollason( Book )

9 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The battle of Neville's Cross, 1346( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cuthbert saint and patron( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Archaeology of York by York Archaeological Trust( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The search for St. Wigstan, prince-martyr of the kingdom of Mercia by D. W Rollason( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Northumbria, 500-1100 : creation and destruction of a kingdom
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Libellus de exordio atque procursu istius, hoc est Dunhelmensis, ecclesie = Tract on the origins and progress of this the Church of DurhamAnglo-Norman Durham : 1093-1193Peace and protection in the Middle AgesEngland and the Continent in the tenth century : studies in honour of Wilhelm Levison (1876-1947)The Durham Liber vitae and its contextThe Durham Liber vitae : London, British Library, MS Cotton Domitian A. VII : edition and digital facsimile with introduction, codicological, prosopographical and linguistic commentary, and indexes