Before the Normans: Southern Italy in the Ninth and Tenth Centuries by Barbara M. Kreutz | 9780812205435 | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
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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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

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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.

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Stannard (American studies, U. of Hawaii) argues convincingly for a pre-contact population of the Islands of some 800,000, three to four times the accepted figure. This is a part of a larger study due to be published by Oxford UP. A prefatory note refers to this work being the Social Science Research Institute's SSRI monograph series, though this membership is not mentioned elsewhere. A study of the oft-ignored, multicultural milieu in southern Italy before the Normans conquered and dominated it. Surveys how the Roman, Byzantine, German, and Islamic influences interplayed in the independent states. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812205435
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
Publication date:
06/07/2011
Series:
Middle Ages Series
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
268
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Barbara M. Kreutz was Dean Emeritus of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences of Bryn Mawr College.

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