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Author Gulielmus, Pictaviensis.

Title The Gesta Guillelmi of William of Poitiers / edited and translated by R.H.C. Davis and Marjorie Chibnall.

Published Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  942.021092 WILL/ GULI    AVAILABLE
Uniform title Gesta Guillelmi. English & Latin
Physical description xlvii, 199 pages ; 23 cm.
Series Oxford medieval texts.
Oxford medieval texts.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page ix-xiii) and indexes.
Summary William of Poitiers 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.
Language notes English and Latin parallel text.
Other author Davis, R. H. C. (Ralph Henry Carless), 1918-1991.
Chibnall, Marjorie.
Subject William I, King of England, 1027 or 1028-1087.
Nobility -- France -- Normandy -- Biography.
Conquerors -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Normans -- England -- History.
Great Britain -- History -- William I, 1066-1087.
Great Britain -- Kings and rulers -- Biography.
ISBN 0198205538