Journals Higher Education

$30.00

Paperback

Published: 27 July 2000

328 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719047510


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The Normans in Europe

Elisabeth Van Houts

Published by Manchester University Press

Manchester Medieval Sources MUP

  • Provides a selection from the abundant source material generated by the Normans and the peoples they conquered some of which has never been translated before Takes a wide European perspective on the Normans, assessing and explaining Norman expansion, their political and social organisation and their eventual decline
  • Considers the Normans in a pan-European context rather than in a restricted Anglo-Norman context Considers the Normans in a pan-European context rather than in a restricted Anglo-Norman context The Normans in Europe explores such areas as: the process of assimilation between Scandinavians and Franks and the emergence of Normandy; the internal organisation of the principality with a variety of source materials from chronicles, miracle stories and chapters; the role of women and children in Norman society; the main chronicle sources for the history of the Norman invasion and settlement; the contacts between William once he became king of England and the territorial princes of France and the progress of the Normans amongst the first settlers in Southern Italy and elsewhere in the Mediterranean
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