It's Raining Books Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | September 18, 2014

Lin Enger: IMG Knowing vs. Knowing



On a hot July evening years ago, my Toyota Tercel overheated on a flat stretch of highway north of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A steam geyser shot up from... Continue »
  1. $17.47 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    The High Divide

    Lin Enger 9781616203757

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$7.95
List price: $16.00
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Burnside Great Britain- Pre Tudor
1 Hawthorne World History- England General

1215: The Year of Magna Carta

by and

1215: The Year of Magna Carta Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Surveying a broad landscape through a narrow lens, 1215 sweeps readers back eight centuries in an absorbing portrait of life during a time of global upheaval, the ripples of which can still be felt today. At the center of this fascinating period is the document that has become the root of modern freedom: the Magna Carta. It was a time of political revolution and domestic change that saw the Crusades, Richard the Lionheart, King John, and — in legend — Robin Hood all make their marks on history.

The events leading up to King John's setting his seal to the famous document at Runnymede in June 1215 form this rich and riveting narrative that vividly describes everyday life from castle to countryside, from school to church, and from hunting in the forest to trial by ordeal. For instance, women wore no underwear (though men did), the average temperatures were actually higher than they are now, and the austere kitchen at Westminster Abbey allowed each monk two pounds of meat and a gallon of ale per day. Broad in scope and rich in detail, 1215 ingeniously illuminates what may have been the most important year of our history.

Review:

"Danziger and Gillingham make it clear that the Magna Carta was not an abstract thesis, but a brilliant response to a particular time and circumstance." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"A reader-friendly glance at a turning point in history." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"Brimming with period detail." The Washington Post

About the Author

Danziger is an award-winning journalist. He is co-founder and coeditor of Cover Magazine.

John Gillingham is Professor of History at the University of Missouri, St. Louis. His previous books include European Integration, 1950-2002 , and Coal, Steel, and the Rebirth of Europe, 1945-1955, which was awarded the John Beer Prize of the American Historical Association for the best book on the history of foreign relations published that year.

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction

Map of Britain and France

Chapter 1: The Englishman's Castle

Chapter 2: The Countryside

Chapter 3: Town

Chapter 4: School

Chapter 5: Family Strife

Chapter 6: Tournaments and Battles

Chapter 7: Hunting in the Forest

Chapter 8: The Church

Chapter 9: King John

Chapter 10: The King's Men

Chapter 11: Trial by Ordeal

Chapter 12: A Christian Country

Chapter 13: The English and the Celts

Chapter 14: The Wider World

Chapter 15: The Great Charter

Chapter 16: The Myth

The Text of Magna Carta

Bibliography

Acknowledgments

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743257787
Author:
Danny Danziger and John Gillingham
Publisher:
Touchstone Books
Author:
Danziger, Danny
Author:
Gillingham, John
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
History
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Great Britain History John, 1199-1216.
Subject:
England Social conditions 1066-1485.
Subject:
World History-England General
Subject:
magna carta; the year 1000; medieval history; the crusades; richard the lionheart; king john; robin hood; westminster abbey; ancient rome; 13th-century england; medieval britain; runnymede;
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Publication Date:
June 2005
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
7 x 5 in 8.015 oz

Other books you might like

  1. The Year 1000: What Life Was Like at... Used Hardcover $5.50
  2. The Struggle for Mastery: Britain,... New Hardcover $115.95
  3. The Hobbit: Or There and Back Again Used Mass Market $3.95
  4. The Chronicles of Narnia
    Used Trade Paper $3.50
  5. The Hound of the Baskervilles...
    Used Trade Paper $6.00
  6. The Best American Science Writing... Used Trade Paper $5.95

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » General History
History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » Pre Tudor
History and Social Science » Europe » Western Europe » General
History and Social Science » Western Civilization » Medieval
History and Social Science » World History » England » General
History and Social Science » World History » General
History and Social Science » World History » Medieval and Renaissance

1215: The Year of Magna Carta Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$7.95 In Stock
Product details 336 pages Touchstone Books - English 9780743257787 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Danziger and Gillingham make it clear that the Magna Carta was not an abstract thesis, but a brilliant response to a particular time and circumstance." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "A reader-friendly glance at a turning point in history."
"Review" by , "Brimming with period detail."
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.