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Turner, Ralph V.

Overview
Works: 19 works in 141 publications in 3 languages and 5,608 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Sources  Pamphlets  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Ralph V Turner
Eleanor of Aquitaine : queen of France, queen of England by Ralph V Turner( Book )

28 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: Eleanor of Aquitaine's extraordinary life seems more likely to be found in the pages of fiction. Proud daughter of a distinguished French dynasty, she married the king of France, Louis VII, then the king of England, Henry II, and gave birth to two sons who rose to take the English throne-Richard the Lionheart and John. Renowned for her beauty, hungry for power, headstrong, and unconventional, Eleanor traveled on crusades, acted as regent for Henry II and later for Richard, incited rebellion, endured a fifteen-year imprisonment, and as an elderly widow still wielded political power with energy and enthusiasm. This gripping biography is the definitive account of the most important queen of the Middle Ages. Ralph Turner, a leading historian of the twelfth century, strips away the myths that have accumulated around Eleanor-the "black legend" of her sexual appetite, for example-and challenges the accounts that relegate her to the shadows of the kings she married and bore. Turner focuses on a wealth of primary sources, including a collection of Eleanor's own documents not previously accessible to scholars, and portrays a woman who sought control of her own destiny in the face of forceful resistance. A queen of unparalleled appeal, Eleanor of Aquitaine retains her power to fascinate even 800 years after her death
Magna Carta : through the ages by Ralph V Turner( )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and held by 1,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chapter 7 MAGNA CARTA IN THE NINETEENTH AND TWENTIETH CENTURIES -- chapter 8 MAGNA CARTA IN THE NEW WORLD -- APPENDIX: MAGNA CARTA, 1215 TEXT IN TRANSLATION -- BIBLIOGRAPHY -- INDEX
The king and his courts : the role of John and Henry III in the administration of justice, 1199-1240 by Ralph V Turner( Book )

15 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The reign of Richard Lionheart : ruler of the Angevin empire, 1189-99 by Ralph V Turner( Book )

22 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Richard Lionheart towers over the Middle Ages. He has traditionally been viewed as a warrior king, a model of kingly and knightly virtues. Yet his internal financial reforms were as important as his overseas campaigns." "This book eschews a purely biographical approach, examining instead the various parts of Richard's vast Angevin empire and their governments, using original French as well as English sources. While the king's greatness as a military commander is demonstrated, especially in relation to the Capetian challenge, his skills as politician and administrator are also highlighted."--Jacket
King John by Ralph V Turner( Book )

18 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King John long ago acquired the epithet 'Bad', and he is reputed to be the worst of England's kings. Before his death in 1216, his desperate exploitation of his subjects for ever more money had turned him into the mythical monster of Hollywood legend. In marked contrast to his brother Richard, John appeared incompetent in battle, failing to defend Normandy (120204), and was unsuccessful in recovering his lost lands in 1214. A continuing crisis was a constant need for money, forcing John to drain England of funds for campaigns in France, demanding unlawful and oppressive new taxes. Adding to hi
The English judiciary in the age of Glanvill and Bracton, c. 1176-1239 by Ralph V Turner( Book )

18 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents a study of the evolution of a professional judiciary in medieval England through the careers of forty-nine royal justices from the last decade of Henry II until 1239. Those years were crucial for the growth of the common law, producing the two legal treatises Glanvill and Bracton. The period also represents a critical phase in the growth of a professional civil service for England. Professor Turner's study plots the shifts from unspecialized multipurpose royal servants to corps of specialists, concentrating on one sphere. By using the method known as prosopography, the author succeeds in bringing vague outlines of the early royal justices into sharper focus. Although they played a major role in the shaping of English common law, little biographical material has been available. This study, by looking at the judges collectively, succeeds in overcoming the scarcity of sources on individuals and presents a composite picture
Men raised from the dust : administrative service and upward mobility in Angevin England by Ralph V Turner( Book )

6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judges, administrators, and the common law in Angevin England by Ralph V Turner( Book )

8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social psychology : the study of human interaction by Theodore Mead Newcomb( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pt. 1. Individual's attitudes -- pt. 2. Processes of interaction -- pt. 3. Group structures and properties -- pt. 4. Interaction in group settings
La Saga des Normands Prélude à l'année Guillaume le Conquérant by Lucien Musset( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The role of the king in the English royal courts of justice, 1199-1240 by Ralph V Turner( Book )

1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Les contacts entre l'Angleterre normanno-angevine et la Sicile normande ; un réexamen du "Mythe normand" de Davis by Ralph V Turner( )

1 edition published in 1986 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Arthur I, Duke of Brittany, in history and literature by Kathy P Carter( Book )

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

Aliénor d'Aquitaine by Ralph V Turner( )

1 edition published in 2011 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Compilation of fiduciaries and their attorneys( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

William de Forz, Count of Aumale : an early thirteenth-century English baron by Ralph V Turner( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The origins of common pleas and King's Bench by Ralph V Turner( )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The royal courts treat disseizin by the king : John and Henry III, 1199-1240 by Ralph V Turner( )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The scholar-pamphleteers of Philip IV by Ralph Vernon Turner( Book )

1 edition published in 1958 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Eleanor of Aquitaine : queen of France, queen of England
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Magna Carta : through the agesThe reign of Richard Lionheart : ruler of the Angevin empire, 1189-99King JohnThe English judiciary in the age of Glanvill and Bracton, c. 1176-1239Judges, administrators, and the common law in Angevin England
Alternative Names
Turner, Ralph 1935-

Turner, Ralph Vernon 1935-

Languages
English (128)

German (7)

French (6)