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Before the Normans: Southern Italy in the Ninth and Tenth Centuries
     

Before the Normans: Southern Italy in the Ninth and Tenth Centuries

by Barbara M. Kreutz
 

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ISBN-10: 0812215877

ISBN-13: 9780812215878

Pub. Date: 03/28/1996

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

Histories of medieval Europe have typically ignored southern Italy, looking south only in the Norman period. Yet Southern Italy in the ninth and tenth centuries was a complex and vibrant world that deserves to be better understood. In Before the Normans, Barbara M. Kreutz writes the first modern study in English of the land, political structures, and cultures of

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Histories of medieval Europe have typically ignored southern Italy, looking south only in the Norman period. Yet Southern Italy in the ninth and tenth centuries was a complex and vibrant world that deserves to be better understood. In Before the Normans, Barbara M. Kreutz writes the first modern study in English of the land, political structures, and cultures of southern Italy in the two centuries before the Norman conquests. This was a pan-Meditteranean society, where the Roman past and Lombard-Germanic culture met Byzantine and Islamic civilization, creating a rich and unusual mix.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812215878
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
Publication date:
03/28/1996
Series:
The Middle Ages Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
268
Sales rank:
1,036,658
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.65(d)

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