From the Vikings to the Normans

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"This readable and authoritative volume covers the history of the British Isles from the Vikings to the Norman conquest. Seven chapters contributed by an international team of leading historians cover key themes of this period such as monarchies and other political structures, economic developments, the christianization of society, and relationships between Britain, Ireland, and the Mediterranean civilizations to the south."
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Wendy Davies is Pro-Provost, European Affairs, and Professor of History at University College London. She has written on early Welsh, Breton, Irish, English and European history and archaeology. She is currently directing, with James Graham-Campbell, the Celtic Inscribed Stones Project (CISP), an interdisciplinary project to establish a database of all known early medieval Celtic inscribed stones. Professor Davies has recently begun to work on rural communities in northern Spain in the tenth century: she is currently writing on sale, price and valuation in Galicia and Castile-León and is developing a new field project with colleagues in the Medieval Department of the Consejo Superior Investigaciones Cientificas, Madrid.

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
List of Contributors
Introduction 1
1 Kings, Kingships, and Kingdoms 11
2 The Vikings 41
3 Exchange, Trade, and Urbanization 73
4 Lords and Labour 107
5 The Christianization of Society 139
6 Writing 169
7 Britain, Ireland, and the South 203
Conclusion 233
Further reading 242
Chronology 257
Glossary 263
Index 269
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