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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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