A short history of the Normans

Hicks, L. (2016) A short history of the Normans. Short Histories. London: I.B.Tauris. ISBN 9781780762128.

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Abstract

The Battle of Hastings in 1066 is the one date forever seared on the British national psyche. It enabled the Norman Conquest that marked the end of Anglo-Saxon England. But there was much more to the Normans than the invading army Duke William shipped over from Normandy to the shores of Sussex. How a band of marauding warriors established some of the most powerful kingdoms in Europe - in Sicily and France, as well as England - is an improbably romantic idea. In exploring Norman culture in all its regions, Leonie V Hicks places the Normans in the context of early medieval society. Her comparative perspective enables the Norman story to be told in full, so that the societies of Rollo, William, Robert Guiscard and Roger are given the focused attention they deserve. From Hastings to the martial exploits of Bohemond and Tancred on the First Crusade; from castles and keeps to Romanesque cathedrals; and from the founding of the Kingdom of Sicily (1130) to cross-cultural encounters with Byzantines and Muslims, this is a fresh and lively survey of one of the most popular topics in European history.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain > DA0020 England > DA0028 History > DA0129 By period > DA0130 Early and medieval to 1485 > DA0140 Celts. Romans. Saxons. Danes. Normans
D History General and Old World > DC France
D History General and Old World > DC France > DC0035 History > DC0060 By period > DC0064.7 476-1328. Merovingians. Carlovingians. Capetians
D History General and Old World > DG Italy > DG0401 Medieval and modern Italy, 476-
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Humanities
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Depositing User: Dr Leonie V Hicks
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2016 10:33
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2016 10:33
URI: https://create.canterbury.ac.uk/id/eprint/14907

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