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The Historian and Character

The Historian and Character
And Other Essays

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  • Date Published: October 2008
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521088411

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  • This collection of essays and articles by Dom David Knowles was presented to him by his colleagues, friends and pupils on his retirement from the Regius Chair of Modern History at Cambridge in the summer of 1963. The collection opens with Dom David's Inaugural Lecture as Regius Professor, 'The Historian and Character', which provides the unifying theme of the book: almost all the studies illustrate the author's interest in human problems and personalities as well as his concern with medieval monasticism and thought and with monastic historians of the modern world. In illustrating his scholarship and his main field of interest, this collection shows Dom David's unique capacity for revealing human personality and his skill in writing history that appeals to the general reader as well as to the historian.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2008
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521088411
    • length: 424 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.54kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Frontispiece: Dom David Knowles, from a photograph by Edward Leigh
    Subscribers' dedication
    Editor's note
    Curriculum Vitae W. A. Pantin
    List of abbreviations
    1. The historian and character
    2. The humanism of the twelfth century
    3. St Bernard of Clairvaux:
    4. Cistercians and Cluniacs: the controversy between St Bernard and Peter the Venerable
    5. The case of St William of York
    6. Archbishop Thomas Becket: a character study
    7. The censured opinions of Uthred of Boldon
    8. The last abbot of Wigmore
    9. The monastic buildings of England
    10. Jean Mabillon
    11. Cardinal Gasquet as an historian
    12. Edward Cuthbert Butler:
    A bibliography of the writings of Dom David Knowles

  • Author

    Dom David Knowles

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