Historical Writing in England: 550 - 1307 and 1307 to the Early Sixteenth Century, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Historical Writing in England

550 - 1307 and 1307 to the Early Sixteenth Century, 1st Edition

By Antonia Gransden


1,332 pages

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Hardback: 9780415152372
pub: 1997-02-20
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Using a variety of sources including chronicles, annals, secular and sacred biographies and monographs on local histories Historical Writing in England by Antonia Gransden offers a comprehensive critical survey of historical writing in England from the mid-sixth century to the early sixteenth century. Based on the study of the sources themselves, these volumes also offer a critical assessment of secondary sources and historiographical development.


'Invaluable for the student of the period.' - Clio

'Gransden has added a major book to the historiography of the English middle ages, and a fascinating book at that.' - A.Z. Freeman

'A very useful volume that will serve as a basic work of reference for many years to come.' - American Historical Review

'These two volumes are, by any reckoning a most remarkable achievement, and one for which scholars for very many years continue to be indebted.' - The Antiquaries Journal

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