Very good hardbound copy of this famous book by the historian, Jacques Nicolas Augustin Thierry (1795-1856).
Ninth edition, revised and corrected, in five volumes. Contemporary blond half calfskin, spine with raised bands adorned with gilded decorations and compartmentalized, leather labels indicating the titles, author and volume number, mottled edges.
In very good condition, good-looking bindings, light rubbing on the headcaps and joints. Interiors in excellent condition in terms of freshness, no foxing or very little on some isolated leaves, rare for the time.
Portrait of the author in frontispiece after Scheffer.
L'Histoire de la conquête de l'Angleterre par les Normands, de ses causes et de ses suites jusqu'à nos jours, published in 1825, was one of the best long sellers of the 19th century- for a total of fifteen editions and an English translation as early as 1826. Hailed by the press, the 30-year-old author received a visit from Chateaubriand and was offered a royal pension. He reworked his work in 1830 and retouched it until the eve of his death in 1856.
In a bold style illuminated by the search for “local colour” and associated with a manifest erudition, this epic of the victors and the vanquished unfolds between the 9th century and the end of the 12th century. Relying on his mastery of the English language and on the chronicles published on both sides of the Channel, the historian defends a thesis to the point of obsession: the "last" great territorial conquest "which took place in the western part of Europe" makes it possible to understand the "political conquests (or revolutions)" that punctuate the history of Europe, from the Middle Ages of the communes to the French Revolution.
On the pretext of the Norman "conquest", it is in fact a question of talking about the immediate political context, marked by censorship of the press, institutional Anglophilia and an atmosphere of aristocratic revenge against a backdrop of national defeat. A detour from history in the service of the
“constitutional” political struggle when not republican (lhistoire.fr).
Histoire de la Conquête de l'Angleterre par les Normands, de ses causes et de ses suites jusqu'à nos jours en Angleterre, en Ecosse, en Irlande et sur le Continent.
Paris, Furne et Cie, 1855
iv-550pp, 510pp, 612pp, 534pp, xiv-407pp
Octavo 23 x 14 cm
- Aantal boeken
- Engeland, Schotland, Ierland, Noormannen, Geschiedenis
- Auteur/ Illustrator
- Augustin Thierry
- Histoire de la Conquête de l'Angleterre par les Normands
- Zeer goed
- Publicatiejaar oudste item
- Oorspronkelijke taal
- Aantal pagina‘s.
- 23×14 cm