- Hardcover: 672 pages
- Publisher: OUP Oxford (21 Nov. 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0199595720
- ISBN-13: 978-0199595723
- Product Dimensions: 24.1 x 5.3 x 17 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 553,969 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Oriel College: A History Hardcover – 21 Nov 2013
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Oriel College is the latest of the Oxford colleges to benfit from a detailed history. Jeremy Catto's skilfully edited collection of essays does remarkable double duty, weaving together the interbal history of the colleg and the story of its place in the wider world. And Catto has elicited great narrative unanimity from his contributors. (Richard Cross, The Times Literary Supplement)
this stupendous volume, with its impeccable paper, typeface and illustrations, has something of interest to say about every phase, from the middle ages to the present. It is by way of being a history not merely of Oriel, but of Oxford itself. (A.N. Wilson, The Spectator)
splendidly produced (The Year's Work in English Studies)
the editor and his contributors have produced a monumental history of value far beyond the college walls. (Martin Murphy, Oxoniensia)
While this fine volume will be of special interest to all Orielenses, it is also of great interest to anyone interested in the history of the University of Oxford, and the history of the church in Oxford. (Anglican and Episcopal History)
About the Author
Jeremy Catto is a medieval historian who has taught at the University of Durham and at Oriel College, where he has been a fellow since 1969. His historical interests are focussed on the history or ideas and the history of religion in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries
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This is a big book with much information from before the origin of the University of Oxford, interweaving the history of Oriel with local, national and European history right to the 21st Century.
My interest was particularly in the last two centuries and reviewing the roles of Oriel alumni in the religious debates of that time. Naturally, I peered at the accounts of the last 60 years which were accurate as far as my parallel experiences are recalled. I was particularly pleased - charmed - at the manner in which vignettes of Fellows and other alumni whom I personally knew were sketched - accurately but graciously. For me, that alone was worth the price of the book.
The general reader would find the work an engrossing aid to reviewing English history of the last 700years.