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Dom David Knowles.
The Historian and Character, and Other Essays: Collected and presented to him by his friends and colleagues on the occasion of his retirement as Regius Professor of Modern History in the University of Cambridge.
Publisher: Cambridge U.P., 1964 reprint (previously issued 1963).
[No ISBN].
Binding: hardback, stitch bound.
Printer: Spottiswoode Ballantyne & Co., Colchester.
Size: 144x221x34mm.
Page count: text xxix,388pp; 1 plate.
Main language: English; the Uthred essay gives some Latin texts without translation.
Overall condition fair: the dustjacket on this copy is rather blotched, its spine faded, its edges and corners somewhat ragged, price-clipped on its front flyleaf;the book itself is printed on low-grade paper but looks in good order, text appears to be free of marking.


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[Publisher's price for paperback £34.99]
Weight without packaging: 692g.

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Collects a number of Knowles' most important essays into a single volume. Contents:
Curriculum vitae, by W. A. Pantin;
The historian & character [inaugural lecture, 1954];
Humanism of the 12th c.;
Bernard of Clairvaux;
Cistercians & Cluniacs - the controversy between St. Bernard & Peter the Venerable;
St William of York;
Thomas Becket - a character study;
Censured opinions of Uthred of Boldon;
The last abbot of Wigmore;
The monastic buildings of England;
Jean Mabillon;
Gasquet as an historian;
Edward Cuthbert Butler, 1858-1934.

Illustrations: monochrome frontispiece
Maps & plans: no

Notes: at foot of page
Tables: no
Genealogies: no
Chronology: no
Glossary: no
Bibliography: Writings of David Knowles 1919-92
Index: yes


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