Goodman, Anthony (Eric) 1936-
GOODMAN, Anthony (Eric) 1936-
Born 1936, in London, England; married, wife's name Jacqueline; children: Emma. Education: Magdalen College, Oxford, graduated 1958.
Office—Dept. of Medieval and Renaissance History, University of Edinburgh, Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh EH8 9YL, Scotland. Agent—c/o Author Mail, Oxford University Press, 198 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10016. E-mail—[email protected].
Historian. University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1961—, began as assistant lecturer, appointed to a chair in Medieval and Renaissance history, 1993, retired, 2002.
Royal Historical Society (council member), Historical Association (secretary of Edinburgh branch, 1975—).
The Loyal Conspiracy: The Lords Appellant under Richard II, University of Miami Press (Coral Gables, FL), 1971.
The Wars of the Roses: Military Activity and English Society, 1452-97, Routledge & Kegan Paul (Boston, MA), 1981.
(With Michael Cyprien) A Traveller's Guide to Early Medieval Britain, Historical Times, Inc. (Harrisburg), 1986.
The New Monarchy: England, 1471-1534, B. Blackwell (New York, NY), 1988.
(Editor, with Angus MacKay) The Impact of Humanism on Western Europe, Longman (New York, NY), 1990.
(Editor, with Ian Blanchard and Jennifer Newman) Industry and Finance in Early Modern History: Essays Presented to George Hammersley on the Occasion of His Seventy-Fourth Birthday, F. Steiner (Stuttgart, Germany), 1992.
John of Gaunt: The Exercise of Princely Power in Fourteenth-Century Europe, St. Martin's Press (New York, NY), 1992.
(Editor, with Anthony Tuck) War and Border Societies in the Middle Ages, Routledge (New York, NY), 1992.
(Editor, with Roger Collins) Medieval Spain: Culture, Conflict, and Coexistence: Studies in Honour of Angus MacKay, Palgrave/Macmillan (New York, NY), 2002.
Contributor to academic journals.
Anthony Goodman is a scholar of medieval and Renaissance history and the author and editor of many volumes, including a number written for a general audience. One of these is A History of England from Edward II to James I, which covers a period known for the complexity of its political development and which has traditionally been documented by historians with difficulty. "But in offering a challenging view of the whole period and a perceptive account of the extraordinarily enduring polity of the late medieval England, Mr. Goodman has taken us a long step on this road," noted G. L. Harriss in English Historical Review.
Goodman and coeditor Angus MacKay collected eleven essays by Renaissance scholars and published the tribute to historian Denys Hay as The Impact of Humanism on Western Europe. Peter Armour wrote in Modern Language Review that "this excellent collection of studies is not only a worthy tribute but proof of his [Hay's] enduring influence and scholarly example. It is packed with information, assessment, and documentation and is written throughout with clarity and perception."
Goodman is editor, with James L. Gillespie, of Richard II: The Art of Kingship, an examination of the reign of the ruler who followed Edward III and who stood up to the leaders of the Peasant Revolt at the age of fourteen. Richard II (1377-1399), who was deposed and most likely murdered, extended his influence beyond England's borders and was a proponent of trade and culture. Canadian Journal of History contributor Cynthia J. Neville called the collection of essays "particularly welcome" and said that the volume contains "much that is fresh, new, and exciting." Neville noted that Goodman's introductory chapter "touches on several themes that are treated in greater detail in subsequent essays, including Richard II's troubled relations with his noblemen, English intervention in the complex events unfolding in continental Europe, interactions between the crown and the church, and the king's dealings with the city of London. But the introduction also promises a breadth and richness seldom found in collections such as this."
In an English Historical Review article, Ralph A. Griffiths wrote that the views of the contributors "are often nicely juxtaposed, thoughtfully and amply supported by authorities, and likely to stimulate further discussion."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
American Historical Review, December, 1972, J. M. W. Bean, review of The Loyal Conspiracy: The Lords Appellant under Richard II, pp. 1430-1431; February, 1994, J. R. Lander, review of John of Gaunt: The Exercise of Princely Power in Fourteenth-Century Europe, pp. 216-217.
Canadian Journal of History, April, 2002, Cynthia J. Neville, review of Richard II: The Art of Kingship, p. 103.
Choice, September, 1990, T. L. Pangle, review of The Impact of Humanism on Western Europe, p. 132; February, 1993, M. J. Tucker, review of John of Gaunt, p. 1011.
Church History, December, 1993, Donald D. Sullivan, review of The Impact of Humanism on Western Europe, pp. 553-555.
English Historical Review, January, 1979, G. L. Harriss, review of A History of England from Edward II to James I, pp. 171-172; October, 1993, Anthony Tuck, review of John of Gaunt, p. 975, John M. Fletcher, review of The Impact of Humanism on Western Europe, p. 1012; September, 1995, Simon Walker, review of War and Border Societies in the Middle Ages, pp. 987-988; February, 2001, Ralph A. Griffiths, review of Richard II, p. 195; April, 2003, J. R. L. Highfield, review of Medival Spain: Culture, Conflict and Coexistence, p. 481.
History, June, 1994, R. L. Storey, review of War and Border Societies in the Middle Ages, p. 320; fall, 1999, John M. Theilmann, review of Richard II, p. 17.
History Today, May, 1993, Nigel Saul, review of War and Border Societies in the Middle Ages, p. 56; June, 1993, Gerald Harriss, review of John of Gaunt, p. 61.
Journal of Ecclesiastical History, January, 1990, C. S. L. Davies, review of The New Monarchy: England, 1471-1534, p. 109; April, 2000, Rosemary Horrox, review of Richard II, p. 405.
Modern Language Review, July, 1991, Peter Armour, review of The Impact of Humanism on Western Europe, pp. 663-664.
Spectator, October 10, 1981, Eric Christiansen, review of The Wars of the Roses: Military Activity and English Society, 1452-97, pp. 23-24.
Speculum, October, 1973, Joel T. Rosenthal, review of The Loyal Conspiracy, pp. 741-743.
Times Educational Supplement, February 24, 1978, Roger Mott, review of A History of England from Edward II to James I, p. 28; November 27, 1981, F. R. H. Du Boulay, review of The Wars of the Roses, p. 22.
Times Literary Supplement, June 2, 1972, review of The Loyal Conspiracy, p. 636; November 20, 1981, R. L. Storey, review of The Wars of the Roses, p. 1371.*