The Gesta Guillelmi of William of Poitiers

edited and translated by R.H.C. Davis and Marjorie Chibnall

William of Poitiers began his career as a knight before studying in the schools of Poitiers and entering the Church. He became a chaplain in the household of William the Conqueror, and was able to give a first-hand account of the events of 1066-7. The "Gesta Guillelmi", his unfinished biography of the king, is particularly important for its detailed description of William's campaigns in Normandy, the careful preparations he made for the invasion of England, the battle of Hastings and the establishment of Norman power after the conquest. It is a mine of information of military tactics and the conduct of war in the eleventh century. Though written from the point of view of the Norman court, it gives what is probably the most authentic account of these momentous events. This edition, by the late R. H. C. Davis and Marjorie Chibnall, with facing-page English translation of the Latin text, provides the first complete English translation, as well as a full historical introduction and detailed notes.

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書名 The Gesta Guillelmi of William of Poitiers
著作者等 Chibnall, Marjorie
Davis, R. H. C.
Gulielmus, Pictaviensis
Davis R.H.C.
William of Poitiers
書名別名 Gesta Guillelmi

Gesta Gvillelmi : the deeds of William
シリーズ名 Oxford medieval texts
出版元 Clarendon Press
刊行年月 1998
ページ数 xlvii, 199 p.
大きさ 23 cm
ISBN 0198205538
NCID BA35297238
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言語 ラテン語
原文言語 ラテン語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国