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Author Green, Judith A.,
Title Forging the kingdom : power in English society, 973-1189 / Judith A. Green.
Imprint Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2017.

Author Green, Judith A.,
Subject Power (Social sciences) -- England -- History -- To 1500.
Social change -- England -- History -- To 1500.
Architecture and state -- England -- History -- To 1500.
London (England) -- History -- To 1500.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- To 1485.
England -- Social conditions -- To 1066.
England -- Social conditions -- 1066-1485.
Great Britain -- Kings and rulers.
Great Britain -- History -- Anglo-Saxon period, 449-1066.
Great Britain -- History -- Norman period, 1066-1154.
Description ix, 310 pages ; 23 cm
Summary "Between the imperial coronation of Edgar in 973 and the death of Henry II in 1189, English society was transformed. This lively and wide-ranging study explores social and political change in England across this period, and examines the reasons for such developments, as well as the many continuities. By putting the events of 1066 firmly in the middle of her account, Judith Green casts new light on the significance of the Norman Conquest. She analyses the changing ways that kings, lords and churchmen exercised power, especially through the building of massive stone cathedrals and numerous castles, and highlights the importance of London as the capital city. The book also explores themes such as changes in warfare, the decline of slavery and the integration of the North and South West, as well as concepts such as state, nationalism and patriarchy"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 260-294) and index.
Contents Contexts -- Kings -- Lay lords : an age of aristocracy -- Archbishops, bishops and abbots -- Individuals, communities and networks -- Power and place -- London : the making of a capital city -- A patchwork kingdom.
ISBN 9780521193597 (hardback)
0521193591 (hardback)
9780521158299 (paperback)
052115829X (paperback)
ISBN/ISSN 40027300131
OCLC # 985359473

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