162pp. Red cloth-covered boards, coloured endpapers. Profusely illustrated in colour. With an introduction by Prof. David Starkey. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: King Henry VIII and his wives are among the most well-known historical figures in the world; their stories have become absorbed into Western culture through biographies, documentaries and dramatisations. However, what is still not greatly appreciated is that Henry VIII was one of the most intelligent and widely read kings who ever lived. He read or dipped into a huge range of books, in many languages, and amassed several libraries. From surviving catalogues, which tell us what books he had, it is clear he was deeply involved in theological debate and monastic history, especially when moving to the Break with Rome (the English Reformation). At the same time, he was a Humanist scholar ahead of his time in all the liberal arts, especially music and poetry. Equally, most of his wives were also avid readers who collected a variety of books. The fact that we know what they owned, and then left to posterity (including several now in The British Library), gives us a fascinating new perspective on their personalities. This book is a major contribution to the study of Tudor intellectual life as well as the history of the book.
Take a peek inside the covers of many of the books belonging to Henry VIII and it is immediately obvious that he not only read them, but had the bad habit of scrawling annotations inside them too. In spite of fire, war, theft, political turmoil and the passage of time, a surprisingly large number of Henry's books have survived until today. Although perhaps better known for his marital exploits, Henry was in fact one of the most widely read Renaissance monarchs and spent considerable time and money acquiring his vast library. The books he chose reflected not only his own interests but also highlighted the major issues of the day. Alongside these volumes exist the books of Henry's wives, themselves great readers and thinkers. Through his detailed descriptions of these collections, James Carley gives a valuable insight into the personalities and philosophies of their owners and sheds light on the marriages of the king. (Kirkus UK) --Kirkus UK
Carley looks at their books not only as objects but also as property, and he uses them to cast light on the intimate details of a love affair and the profound issues of religious schism. --The Times
Título: The Books of King Henry VIII and His Wives (...
Editorial: British Library Publishing Division
Año de publicación: 2004
Condición del libro: Fine
Edición: 1st Edition
Descripción The British Library, 2005. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0000696180
Descripción British Library, 2005. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Used: Good. Nº de ref. de la librería SONG0712347917
Descripción Bodleian Library, Oxford, 2003. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 156 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. New book. BIOGRAPHY. Byronic adventurer, dandy, and prolific novelist, Benjamin Disraeli was a complex and controversial political figure who finally ascended the "Greasy Pole" to become Conservative Prime Minister in 1868 and again in 1874. Six essays examine central themes in Disraeli's personal and public life, as well as his diplomatic and writing careersÑfive by leading scholars and one by a former Chancellor of the Exchequer. It also includes the catalog from the 2003-2004 exhibition at the Bodleian Library, which focused on some of the key stepping stones in Disraeli's long and fascinating life, including his career as a novelist. Among the items illustrated and discussed are the "Mutilated Diary," personal and political letters, political cartoons from the John Johnson Collection of printed ephemera, images from Disraeli's "Gallery of Affection," and the fan signed by the delegates to the Congress of Berlin in 1878. 145 color plates | 7 x 9-3/4". (Key Words: Benjamin Disraeli, British Prime Ministers, Exhibition Catalogs, Helen Langley, Biography). book. Nº de ref. de la librería 80432X1
Descripción British Library, 2005. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0712347917
Descripción The British Library, London, 2004. Cloth. Estado de conservación: Bon. Estado de la sobrecubierta: As New. Quarto. The Books of King Henry VIII and his Wives,by James P.Carley.London 2004 The British Library 8( Preface by David Starkey ) Pages 161 ills 137 in b/n e colori quarto rilegato. Nº de ref. de la librería 004072
Descripción Estado de conservación: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Nº de ref. de la librería 97807123479141.0