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Henry VI

Henry VI

  • Author: Bertram Wolffe
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 0300183992
  • Category: History
  • Page: 432
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In this widely acclaimed biography, Bertram Wolffe challenges the traditional view of Henry VI as an unworldly, innocent, and saintly monarch and offers instead a finely drawn but critical portrait of an ineffectual ruler. Drawing on widespread contemporary evidence, Wolffe describes the failures of Henry’s long reign from 1422 to 1471, which included the collapse of justice, the loss of the French territories, and the final disintegration of his government. He argues that the posthumous cult of Henry was promoted by Henry VII as a way of excusing his uncle’s political failures while enhancing the image of the dynasty. This edition includes a new foreword by John Watts that discusses the book and its place in the evolving literature. Reviews of the earlier edition: “A brilliant biography that brings us as near as we are ever likely to come to this elusive personality.”—Sunday Times (London) “A powerful, compulsively readable portrait.”—Observer “Much learning, skillfully deployed as here, evokes pleasure as well as admiration.”—R.L. Storey, Times Literary Supplement

The Reign of King Henry VI

The Reign of King Henry VI

The Exercise of Royal Authority, 1422-1461

  • Author: Ralph Alan Griffiths
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520043725
  • Category: History
  • Page: 968
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Diplomacy

Diplomacy

  • Author: Henry Kissinger
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0671510991
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 912
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Offering a panoramic view of history and a description of firsthand diplomatic encounters, the former Secretary of State describes his ideas about diplomacy and power balances, showing how national negotiating styles influence outcomes

The Oxford Shakespeare: King Henry VIII

The Oxford Shakespeare: King Henry VIII

or All is True

  • Author: William Shakespeare
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 9780191561351
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 240
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The Oxford Shakespeare offers authoritative texts from leading scholars in editions designed to interpret and illuminate the plays for modern readers. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Historia Anglorum

Historia Anglorum

The History of the English People

  • Author: Henry of Huntingdon,Henry Archdeacon of Huntingdon Staff,Henry,Henry Archdeacon of Huntingdon
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780198222248
  • Category: History
  • Page: 899
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This is the first complete edition and translation of the Historia Anglorum (History of the English People) by Henry, archdeacon of Huntingdon (c.1088-c.1157). The main narrative covers the history of England from the invasions of Julius Caesar down to the accession of King Henry II in 1154, and includes the only contemporary account of the entire reign of King Stephen (1135-54). In the influential circle of successive bishops of Lincoln, Henry was often at the centre of political life - a practical man whose consciousness of the world extended far beyond the limits of his archdeaconry, a visitor to France and Rome. His work is a major source for events in England and Normandy in his lifetime. Henry's pages are filled with good stories, including the first written record of Cnut and the waves, and of Henry's death from a surfeit of lampreys. The final two books consist of poems that show Henry to be one of the finest of Anglo-Latin poets. Henry's work has never before been published in its entirety. The 1879 edition in the Rolls series provided only a Latin text, omitted three books and other sections of the text, and failed to take account of several manuscripts. The critical edition in the present volume shows the author's successive revisions and continuations of his text. It is offered with parallel translation and historical notes. The introduction provides a fresh appraisal of Henry's career, incorporates new discoveries about his family origins and education, and assesses his importance as a poet and historian.

The Privy Purse Expences of King Henry the Eighth

The Privy Purse Expences of King Henry the Eighth

From November MDXXIX, to December MDXXXII

  • Author: Sir Nicholas Harris Nicolas
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Electronic book
  • Page: 372
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Fans, Bloggers, and Gamers

Fans, Bloggers, and Gamers

Exploring Participatory Culture

  • Author: Henry Jenkins
  • Publisher: NYU Press
  • ISBN: 9780814742853
  • Category: Games & Activities
  • Page: 279
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Henry Jenkins at [email protected] (video) Henry Jenkins“s pioneering work in the early 1990s promoted the idea that fans are among the most active, creative, critically engaged, and socially connected consumers of popular culture and that they represent the vanguard of a new relationship with mass media. Though marginal and largely invisible to the general public at the time, today, media producers and advertisers, not to mention researchers and fans, take for granted the idea that the success of a media franchise depends on fan investments and participation. Bringing together the highlights of a decade and a half of groundbreaking research into the cultural life of media consumers, Fans, Bloggers, and Gamers takes readers from Jenkins's progressive early work defending fan culture against those who would marginalize or stigmatize it, through to his more recent work, combating moral panic and defending Goths and gamers in the wake of the Columbine shootings. Starting with an interview on the current state of fan studies, this volume maps the core theoretical and methodological issues in Fan Studies. It goes on to chart the growth of participatory culture on the web, take up blogging as perhaps the most powerful illustration of how consumer participation impacts mainstream media, and debate the public policy implications surrounding participation and intellectual property.

Open Innovation

Open Innovation

The New Imperative for Creating and Profiting from Technology

  • Author: Henry William Chesbrough
  • Publisher: Harvard Business Press
  • ISBN: 9781578518371
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 227
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This work provides a new paradigm for managing corporate research and bringing new technologies to market. It includes four case studies (Xerox-PARC), IBM, Intel, and Lucent) showing the open innovation paradigm in all its potential, and risk.

Textual Poachers

Textual Poachers

Television Fans and Participatory Culture

  • Author: Henry Jenkins
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 0415533287
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 370
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The twentieth anniversary edition of Henry Jenkins's Textual Poachers brings this now-canonical text to a new generation of students interested in the intersections of fandom, participatory culture, popular consumption and media theory. Supplementing the original, classic text is an interview between Henry Jenkins and Suzanne Scott in which Jenkins reflects upon changes in the field since the original release of Textual Poachers. A study guide by Louisa Stein helps provides instructors with suggestions for the way Textual Poachers can be used in the contemporary classroom, and study questions encourage students to consider fan cultures in relation to consumer capitalism, genre, gender, sexuality, and more.

Henry II

Henry II

New Interpretations

  • Author: Christopher Harper-Bill,Nicholas Vincent
  • Publisher: Boydell Press
  • ISBN: 9781843833406
  • Category: History
  • Page: 403
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Henry II is the most imposing figure among the medieval kings of England. His fiefs & domains extended from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean, & his court was frequented by the greatest thinkers of his time. Best known for his dramatic conflicts, it was also a crucial period in the evolution of legal & governmental institutions.