From the Vikings to the Normans

From the Vikings to the Normans

by Wendy Davies
     
 

"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,… See more details below

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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."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198700517
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/28/2003
Series:
Short Oxford History of the British Isles Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
296
Sales rank:
744,157
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
List of Contributors
Introduction1
1Kings, Kingships, and Kingdoms11
2The Vikings41
3Exchange, Trade, and Urbanization73
4Lords and Labour107
5The Christianization of Society139
6Writing169
7Britain, Ireland, and the South203
Conclusion233
Further reading242
Chronology257
Glossary263
Index269

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