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The first English empire : power and identities in the British Isles, 1093-1343, R.R. Davies

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The first English empire : power and identities in the British Isles, 1093-1343
Title
The first English empire
Title remainder
power and identities in the British Isles, 1093-1343
Statement of responsibility
R.R. Davies
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The future of the United Kingdom is an increasingly vexed question. This book traces the roots of the issue to the middle ages, when English power and control came to extend to most of the British Isles. By 1300 it looked as if Edward I was in control of virtually the whole of the British Isles. Ireland, Scotland, and Wales had, in different degrees, been subjugated to his authority; contemporaries were even comparing him with King Arthur. This was the culmination of a remarkable English advance into the outer zones of the British Isles in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. The advance was not only a matter of military power, political control, and governmental and legal institutions; it also involved extensive colonization and the absorption of these outer zones into the economic and cultural orbit of an England-dominated world." "What remained to be seen was how stable (especially in Scotland and Ireland) was this English 'empire'; how far the northern and western parts of the British Isles could be absorbed into an English-centred polity and society; and to what extent did the early and self-confident development of English identity determine the relationships between England and the rest of the British Isles. The answers to those questions would be shaped by the past of the country that was England; the answers would also cast their shadow over the future of the British Isles for centuries to come."--Jacket
  • "The future of the United Kingdom is an increasingly vexed question. This book traces the roots of the issue to the middle ages, when English power and control came to extend to most of the British Isles. By 1300 it looked as if Edward I was in control of virtually the whole of the British Isles. Ireland, Scotland, and Wales had, in different degrees, been subjugated to his authority; contemporaries were even comparing him with King Arthur. This was the culmination of a remarkable English advance into the outer zones of the British Isles in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. The advance was not only a matter of military power, political control, and governmental and legal institutions; it also involved extensive colonization and the absorption of these outer zones into the economic and cultural orbit of an England-dominated world." "What remained to be seen was how stable (especially in Scotland and Ireland) was this English 'empire'; how far the northern and western parts of the British Isles could be absorbed into an English-centred polity and society; and to what extent did the early and self-confident development of English identity determine the relationships between England and the rest of the British Isles. The answers to those questions would be shaped by the past of the country that was England; the answers would also cast their shadow over the future of the British Isles for centuries to come."--BOOK JACKET
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Davies, R. R
Dewey number
942
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DA175
LC item number
.D335 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Ford lectures delivered in the University of Oxford in Hilary term
Series volume
1998
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • National characteristics, English
  • Imperialism
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
The first English empire : power and identities in the British Isles, 1093-1343, R.R. Davies
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • 'Sweet civility' and 'barbarous rudeness'
  • 6.
  • The Anglicization of the British Isles
  • 7.
  • The Ebb Tide of the English Empire, 1304-1343
  • Epilogue: The British Isles and the Identity of England
  • 1.
  • The High Kingship of the British Isles
  • 2.
  • Island Mythologies
  • 3.
  • Orbits of Power
  • 4.
  • Political Heartlands and Political Backwaters
Control code
43798427
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 213 pages
Isbn
9780198208495
Lccn
00037500
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
UMKC: Nichols copy forms part of the Edwin J. Westermann Medieval Studies Collection.
Other physical details
maps
Label
The first English empire : power and identities in the British Isles, 1093-1343, R.R. Davies
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • 'Sweet civility' and 'barbarous rudeness'
  • 6.
  • The Anglicization of the British Isles
  • 7.
  • The Ebb Tide of the English Empire, 1304-1343
  • Epilogue: The British Isles and the Identity of England
  • 1.
  • The High Kingship of the British Isles
  • 2.
  • Island Mythologies
  • 3.
  • Orbits of Power
  • 4.
  • Political Heartlands and Political Backwaters
Control code
43798427
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 213 pages
Isbn
9780198208495
Lccn
00037500
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
UMKC: Nichols copy forms part of the Edwin J. Westermann Medieval Studies Collection.
Other physical details
maps

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