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Bartlett, Robert 1950-

Works: 52 works in 324 publications in 10 languages and 9,638 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Biography  Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings  Documentary films  Church history  Educational films  Internet videos 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Editor, Annotator, Honoree, Other
Classifications: D200, 940.1
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Most widely held works by Robert Bartlett
The making of Europe : conquest, colonization, and cultural change, 950-1350 by Robert Bartlett( Book )

57 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From our twentieth-century perspective, we tend to think of the Europe of the past as a colonizer, a series of empires that conquered lands beyond their borders and forced European cultural values on other peoples. This provocative book shows that Europe in the Middle Ages was as much a product of a process of conquest and colonization as it was later a colonizer." "Robert Bartlett concentrates on the establishment of states by conquest and the peopling of distant countries by immigrants along the peripheries of the European continent. He asks what developments in language, law, belief, and habit accompanied warfare and settlement, as he explores the formation of racially mixed societies on the edges of Europe and the ideological justification for aggressive expansion." "This fascinating account shows how the expansionary power of this civilization sprang from its centers, even if it may be seen most starkly at its edges. Hence the theme is not only colonial conquest and settlement, the moving edge, but also the formation of an increasingly homogeneous society that by the end of the Middle Ages lay poised to enter a yet more expansionary phase of its history: one whose consequences are still around us."--Jacket
England under the Norman and Angevin kings, 1075-1225 by Robert Bartlett( Book )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 1,125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This lively and far-reaching account of the politics, religion, and culture of England in the century and a half after the Norman Conquest provides a vivid picture of everyday existence, and increases our understanding of all aspects of medieval society." "This was a period in which the ruling dynasty and military aristocracy were deeply enmeshed with the politics and culture of France. Professor Bartlett describes their conflicts and their preoccupations - the sense of honour, the role of violence, and the glitter of tournament, heraldry, and Arthurian romance. He explores the mechanics of government; assesses the role of the Church at a time of radical developments in religious life and organization; and investigates the peasant economy, the foundation of this society, and the growing urban and commercial activity."--Jacket
Medieval panorama by Robert Bartlett( Book )

22 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 1,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Reproductions and commentary help recreate every aspect of medieval life, including information on religion, knighthood, hunting, arts, social relations, government, architecture, literature and other related topics."
Trial by fire and water : the medieval judicial ordeal by Robert Bartlett( Book )

35 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medieval frontier societies by Robert Bartlett( Book )

28 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first study of the nature of frontiers and frontier society in the Middle Ages. Focusing on the frontiers between England and Scotland, Wales, and Ireland; between Castile and Grenada; and on the Elbe, the book examines the consequences for frontier societies of being located in areas of cross-cultural contact and confrontation. This comparative study by expert contributors throws new light on our thinking about frontiers, and fills a major gap in the history of medieval Europe. -- Publishers description
The hanged man : a story of miracle, memory, and colonialism in the Middle Ages by Robert Bartlett( Book )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Seven hundred years ago, executioners led a Welsh rebel named William Cragh to a wintry hill to be hanged. They placed a noose around his neck, dropped him from the gallows, and later pronounced him dead. But was he dead? While no less than nine eyewitnesses attested to his demise, Cragh later proved to be very much alive, his resurrection attributed to the saintly entreaties of the defunct Bishop Thomas de Cantilupe." "The Hanged Man tells the story of this putative miracle - why it happened, what it meant, and how we know about it. The nine eyewitness accounts live on in the transcripts of de Cantilupe's canonization hearings, and these previously unexamined documents contribute not only to an enthralling mystery, but to an unprecedented glimpse into the day-to-day workings of medieval society." "While unraveling the haunting tale of the hanged man, Robert Bartlett leads us deeply into the world of lords, rebels, churchmen, papal inquisitors, and other individuals living at the time of conflict and conquest in Wales. In the process, he reconstructs voices that others have failed to find. We hear from the lady of the castle where the hanged man was imprisoned, the laborer who watched the execution, the French bishop charged with investigating the case, and scores of other members of the medieval citizenry. Brimming with the intrigue of a detective novel, The Hanged Man will appeal to both scholars of medieval history and general readers alike."--Jacket
Why can the dead do such great things? : saints and worshippers from the martyrs to the Reformation by Robert Bartlett( Book )

14 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From its earliest centuries, one of the most notable features of Christianity has been the veneration of the saints -- the holy dead. This ambitious history tells the fascinating story of the cult of the saints from its origins in the second-century days of the Christian martyrs to the Protestant Reformation. Robert Bartlett examines all of the most important aspects of the saints -- including miracles, relics, pilgrimages, shrines, and the saints' role in the calendar, literature, and art. The book explores the central role played by the bodies and body parts of saints, and the special treatment these relics received. From the routes, dangers, and rewards of pilgrimage, to the saints' impact on everyday life, Bartlett's account is an unmatched examination of an important and intriguing part of the religious life of the past--as well as the present
The natural and the supernatural in the Middle Ages : the Wiles lecture given at the Queen's University of Belfast, 2006 by Robert Bartlett( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How did people of the mediaeval period explain physical phenomena, such as eclipses or the distribution of land and water on the globe? What creatures did they think they might encounter: angels, devils, witches, dog-headed people? This book explores the ways in which mediaeval people categorized the world, concentrating on the division between the natural and the supernatural and showing how the idea of the supernatural came to be invented in the Middle Ages." "Robert Bartlett examines how theologians and others sought to draw lines between the natural, the miraculous, the marvelous, and the monstrous and the many conceptual problems they encountered as they did so. The final chapter explores the extraordinary thought-world of Roger Bacon as a case study exemplifying these issues. By recovering the mentalities of mediaeval writers and thinkers, the book raises the critical question of how we deal with beliefs we no longer share."--Jacket
Gerald of Wales, 1146-1223 by Robert Bartlett( Book )

13 editions published between 1979 and 1982 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life and miracles of St Modwenna by Geoffrey( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and Latin and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The "Life and Miracles of St Modwenna" is among the most substantial pieces of 12th-century English hagiographic writing not previously to have appeared in print. It comprises a rewriting of an earlier "Life" by Conchubranus, and accounts of cures and punishments connected with Modwenna
The miracles of Saint Æbbe of Coldingham and Saint Margaret of Scotland( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and Latin and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History and historians : selected papers of R.W. Southern by R. W Southern( Book )

9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"R. W. Southern (1912-2001) is widely regarded as one of the greatest medieval historians. His first book, The Making of the Middle Ages (1953), translated into many languages and never out of print, is recognized as a classic. This volume contains the series of reflections on medieval historical writing that Southern produced during his tenure as President of the Royal Historical Society, supplemented by his occasional pieces on two related subjects: the nature of academic history and appreciations of other medievalists, both his teachers and his contemporaries. Their publication here in book format makes these writings by a master medievalist accessible to the wider audience they deserve."--Jacket
An English Empire : the Plantagenets( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this series, Professor Robert Bartlett tells the extraordinary story of England's most dysfunctional, yet longest ruling, royal dynasty. In part two, England's longest-reigning royal dynasty fights to expand its power across the British Isles, and win back its lands in France. In this golden age of chivalry, a clear sense of English nationhood emerges and Parliament is born
The Normans : a tale of dukes and warriors, conquerors and kings by Robert Bartlett( Visual )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the second of this three-part series, Professor Robert Bartlett explores the impact of the Norman conquest of Britain and Ireland. Bartlett shows how William the Conqueror imposed a new aristocracy, savagely cut down opposition and built scores of castles and cathedrals to intimidate and control. He also commissioned the Domesday Book, the greatest national survey of England that had ever been attempted. England adapted to its new masters and both the language and culture were transformed as the Normans and the English intermarried. Bartlett shows how the political and cultural landscape of Scotland, Wales and Ireland were also forged by the Normans and argues that the Normans created the blueprint for colonialism in the modern world
The medieval world complete( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Medieval World Complete re-creates one of the great ages of European civilization through a sequence of spectacular images accompanied by a lively, informed commentary. Ingeniously organized by topic and thoroughly cross-referenced, this all-embracing book enables the reader to explore and understand every facet of the Middle Ages, an era of breathtaking artistic achievement and of religious faith in a world where life was often coarse and cruel, cut short by war, famine and disease. Framed by chapters that outline the way the Middle Ages began and ended, the book consists of six sections encompassing religion and the Church, nations and law, daily life, art and architecture, scholarship and philosophy, and the world beyond Christendom. The book is completed by biographies of key personalities, from Charlemagne to Wycliffe, and timelines, maps, a glossary, gazetteer and bibliography"--Back cover
The Normans : a tale of dukes and warriors, conquerors and kings( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Robert Bartlett explores the impact of the Normans on southern Europe and the Middle East. The Normans spread south in the 11th century, winning control of southern Italy and the island of Sicily. There they created their most prosperous kingdom, where Christianity and Islam co-existed in relative harmony and mutual tolerance. It became a great centre of medieval culture and learning. But events in the Middle East provoked the more aggressive side of the Norman character. In 1095, the Normans enthusiastically answered the Pope's call for holy war against Islam and joined the first crusade. They lay siege to Jerusalem and eventually helped win back the holy city from the Muslims. This bloody conquest left a deep rift between Christianity and Islam which is still being felt to this day
Gerald of Wales : a voice of the Middle Ages by Robert Bartlett( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Middeleeuws panorama( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in Dutch and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ruim geïllustreerd overzicht van de geschiedenis van de middeleeuwen
"The Making of Europe" : Essays in Honour of Robert Bartlett by Robert Bartlett( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 'The Making of Europe' : Essays in Honour of Robert Bartlett, a group of distinguished contributors analyse processes of conquest, colonization and cultural change in Europe in the tenth to fourteenth centuries. They assess and develop theses presented by Robert Bartlett in his famous book of that name. The geographical scope extends from Iceland to the Islamic Mediterranean, from Spain to Poland. Themes covered range from law to salt production, from aristocratic culture in the Christian West to Islamic views of Christendom. Like the volume that it honours, the present book extends our understanding of both medieval and present day Europe. Contributors are Sverre Bagge, Piotr Górecki, John Hudson, Hugh Kennedy, Simon MacLean, William Ian Miller, Esther Pascua Echegaray, Ana Rodriguez, Matthew Strickland, John Tolan, Bjorn Weiler, and Stephen D. White; 'This is an excellent collection of essays that do justice to Rob Bartlett's inexhaustible book, The Making of Europe. Rather than merely repeating and venerating Bartlett's ideas, the essays engage creatively and critically with them and spark new ideas and insights that cast a flood of light on the culture of medieval Europe. The result is a worthy tribute that will send readers scurrying back to Bartlett to quarry yet more nuggets from The Making of Europe, still fizzing with intellectual brio some twenty years after its publication'--Stuart Airlie, University of Glasgow, October 2015"--Provided by publisher
Die Welt des Mittelalters : Kunst, Religion, Gesellschaft ; Enzyklopädie mit 800 Bildern by Robert Bartlett( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in German and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The making of Europe : conquest, colonization, and cultural change, 950-1350
Alternative Names
Bartlett, R. J.

Bartlett, R.J. 1950-

Bartlett, R. J. (Robert J.)

Bartlett, R. J. (Robert J.), 1950-

Bartlett, Robert

Bartlett, Robert J.

Bartlett, Robert J. 1950-

Robert Bartlett Brits mediëvist

Robert Bartlett englischer Historiker und Mediävist

Robert Bartlett (historien)

Бартлетт, Роберт 1950-

Роберт Бартлетт

バートレット, R

バートレット, ロバート

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England under the Norman and Angevin kings, 1075-1225Medieval panoramaThe hanged man : a story of miracle, memory, and colonialism in the Middle AgesThe natural and the supernatural in the Middle Ages : the Wiles lecture given at the Queen's University of Belfast, 2006Life and miracles of St ModwennaThe miracles of Saint Æbbe of Coldingham and Saint Margaret of ScotlandHistory and historians : selected papers of R.W. SouthernThe medieval world complete