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Reviews of the first edition:
"A tour-de-force, a scholarly work which is genuinely hard to put down, and which breaks new ground in its approach." Journal of Legal History
<!--end-->"Thought-provoking and wide-ranging . . . one can assert confidently that it is one of the most exciting books on medieval English history to appear in recent years." History
"Many familiar assumptions about the medieval world will have to be reconsidered in the light of this book. It is impossible to convey its range or the variety of its implications, but it is possible to insist on its importance." History Today
"Clanchy's work will stand as a remarkable piece of scholarship and as a massive contribution to our understanding of the medieval world." Journal of Library History
From Memory to Written Record "is about the uses of literacy in the Middle Ages," specifically in England between 1066 and 1307. Read morePublished on September 26, 2009 by Glenn McDorman
Clanchy's book is a profound exploration of the impact of bureaucracy on the daily lives of ordinary people; the nature of law and legal procedure; and the shape of government... Read morePublished on June 23, 2000 by Carolyn C.