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This collection tells the story of Thomas Becket's turbulent life, violent death and extraordinary posthumous acclaim in the words of his contemporaries. The only modern collection from the twelfth-century Lives of Thomas Becket in English and features all his major biographers, including many previously untranslated extracts. Providing both a valuable glimpse of the late twelfth-century world, and an insight into the minds of those who witnessed the events. By using contemporary sources, this book is the most accessible way to study this central episode in medieval history. Thomas Becket features prominently in most medieval core courses.


Translated and annotated by Michael Staunton

Publisher: Manchester Medieval Sources Online

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Prelims
pp. i-xii(12)
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Introduction
pp. 1-39(39)
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I: The Road to Canterbury (?1118-62)
pp. 40-69(30)
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II: Conflict with the King (1162-64)
pp. 70-115(46)
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III: Exile (1164-66)
pp. 116-149(34)
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IV: Diplomacy and Discord (1167-70)
pp. 150-181(32)
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V: Martyrdom (1170-74)
pp. 182-219(38)
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VI: Dissenting Voices
pp. 220-245(26)
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Select Bibliography
pp. 246-248(3)
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Index
pp. 249-255(7)
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