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Riassunto: King John is a study not only of a king and his political misfortunes, but also of a perioda period of profound changes in society at large, and hence one of unprecedented stressed. John's personality, so distorted by chronicles such as Roger of Wendover and Matthew Paris, is investigated through his acts: but he is seen also against the background of his predecessors on the throne, of the society in which he lived and of the problems that were posed for a rule by that society.
John was the fourth son of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine to survive to manhood. In his younger days he was irresponsible, selfish and disloyal, but from 1194 he began to emerge as much more like his father than any of the brothers whose prowess he had formerly sought to rival. Only Henry II himself is comparable to the later John in his powers of organization and the ability, invaluable in a ruler, to bend his energies to points of administrative detail.
The account of John's reign is fascinating, revealing and extremely readable. Dr. Warren's analysis of the contemporary situation explains the true significance of the struggle for the Magna Carta. he is unsparing in his criticism of John's failing but gives due recognition to his remarkable activities.
L'autore: W. L. Warren was Professor of Modern History and Dean of Theology at The Queen's University, Belfast.
Titolo: King John
Casa editrice: University of California Press
Data di pubblicazione: 1992
Condizione libro: New
Descrizione libro University of California Press. Paperback. Condizione: Good. Light shelf wear and minimal interior marks. Codice articolo G0520036433I3N00
Descrizione libro University of California Press. Paperback. Condizione: Fair. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Codice articolo G0520036433I5N10
Descrizione libro University of California Press. Paperback. Condizione: Fair. Codice articolo G0520036433I5N00
Descrizione libro University of California Press. Paperback. Condizione: Good. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. Codice articolo G0520036433I3N00
Descrizione libro University of California Press. Paperback. Condizione: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Codice articolo 2829347610
Descrizione libro University of California Press. Paperback. Condizione: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Codice articolo 2852975855
Descrizione libro University of California Press, Berkeley, California, 1978. Softcover. Condizione: Fair. 2nd edition.. Covers fair with remains of old price sticker at upper right corner front, old price sticker on upper right corner back, and crease at lower left back corner; binding sound; pages good but heavily underlined, with college bookstore stamp and sticker on endpaper, and black marker bleeding through, but not damaging, frontispiece. 350 pages; 1 lb. 3 oz. shipping. This is a biography of one of the more unfortunate of English monarchs. John became king in an environment that had seen little in the way of royal authority since the death of his father, Henry II. His older brother, Richard Coeur de Lion, had been absent from England on crusade during most of his reign. Thus the nobles were used to having the kingdom to themselves and took an understandably dim view of anyone who might try to exercize royal prerogative. Size: 8.4 X 5.4 X 1 3rd printing. book. Codice articolo 2.1.3.07
Descrizione libro University of California Press. Condizione: Acceptable. Shows wear. Contains highlighting and/or writing. Codice articolo A-00003708
Descrizione libro University of California Press, 1978. Paperback. Condizione: Good. Codice articolo mon0001618536
Descrizione libro University of California Press, 1978. Paperback. Condizione: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Codice articolo S_204478677