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With its wealth of data and skilful demonstrate, the e-book is a truly worthwhile significant other for any visitor via this crowded territory. ENGLISH ancient evaluation by the point of the Conquest, the Normans were confirmed in Normandy for over 150 years. that they had reworked themselves from pagan Northmen into Christian princes; their territories prolonged from England, southern Italy and Sicily to far-off Antioch, and their impact had unfold all through western Europe and the Mediterranean. Duke William's victory at Hastings and the ensuing Anglo-Norman union introduced England into the mainstream of eu background and tradition, with far-reaching effects for Western civilisation. those in particular commissioned experiences are all for the achievements of the cross-Channel realm. They make an important contribution to an knowing of the hundred years that witnessed nice switch and significant advancements in English and Norman executive and society. There are surveys of the 2 constituent elements, of Normandy below the Angevin kings, of where of nation and duchy within the politics and tradition of the North Sea, and of the parallel Norman fulfillment within the Mediterranean. There are overviews either one of secular management and of the church, and a learn of 'feudalism' and lordship. in the vast box of cultural historical past, there are discussions of language, literature, the writing of background, and ecclesiastical structure. participants LESLEY ABRAMS, MATTHEW BENNETT, MARJORIE CHIBNALL, CHRISTOPHER HARPER-BILL, ELISABETH VAN HOUTS, EMMA MASON, RICHARD PLANT, CASSANDRA POTTS, DANIEL energy, IAN brief, ANN WILLIAMS.

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107 101 II Edward 8; S. Keynes, ‘Royal Government and the Written Word in Late Anglo-Saxon England’, in 102 103 104 105 106 107 R. , The Uses of Literacy in Early Medieval Europe, Cambridge 1990, 226–57, especially 234–7. R. Loyn, ‘The Hundred in England in the Tenth and Eleventh Centuries’, in Society and Peoples: Studies in the History of England and Wales, c. 600–1200, London 1992, 111–34. 1458). For the eleventh-century reeves, see J. C. , Domesday Studies: Papers from the Novocentenary Conference, Woodbridge 1987, 210–18; Williams, Kingship and Government, 108–9.

Lewis, ‘An Introduction to the Lancashire Domesday’, in A. H. A. R. D. Mills, eds, Names, Places and People: an Onomastic Miscellany in Memory of John McNeal Dodgson, Stamford 1997, 8–18. IV Edgar 12. 122 Given the exigencies of the time, it was a comparatively united kingdom over which the Old English kings held sway, and whatever their personal failings, they had, as their Norman supplanters were to discover, considerable resources to hand. When Harold II succeeded to Edward the Confessor on 6 January 1066, he inherited the rights and powers of his predecessor.

J. Laporte, Rouen 1938, 21. See C. Potts, ‘Atque unum ex diversis gentibus populum effecit: Historical Tradition and the Norman Identity’, ANS xviii, 1996, 139–152. On medieval origin-myths, see S. Reynolds, ‘Medieval origines gentium and the Community of the Realm’, History lxviii, 1983, 375–390. Bates, Normandy, 2–43; L. Musset, ‘Origines et nature du pouvoir ducal en Normandie jusqu’au milieu du XIe siècle’, in Les Principautés au moyen-âge: communications du congrès de Bordeaux en 1973, Bordeaux 1979, 47–59, reprinted in Nordica et Normannica, 263–277; J.

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