Matthaei Parisiensis Chronica Majora - Volume 4(Chronica Majora #5)10/02/2012 lewago 0 Comments
Category: Industrial Engineering
- Type: Paperback
- Pages: 718 pages
- ISBN: none
- ASIN: 9781108049023
- Edition Language: English
A Church of England clergyman and fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, Henry Richards Luard (1825 91) edited a number of works in the Rolls Series, for which he was noted for the quality of his indexing and the depth of his commentary. This seven-volume work, first published between 1872 and 1883, has been hailed as one of the best editions in the series. It is a rich source for English history from the Creation to 1259, written by Englands greatest medieval historian. Matthew Paris (c.1200 59) became a monk at St Albans in 1217 and had access to a wide variety of documents as an acquaintance of such men as Bishop Robert Grosseteste and King Henry III, whom he knew well. The Latin text of Volume 4, covering 1240 7, includes royal letters, exchequer records and papal documents, alongside vibrant and opinionated passages about taxation and royal extortion.