The Normans In Europe

The Normans In Europe

by Elizabeth Van Houts
     
 

ISBN-10: 071904751X

ISBN-13: 9780719047510

Pub. Date: 12/01/2000

Publisher: Manchester University Press

Provides a selection from the abundant source material generated by the Normans and the peoples they conquered some of which has never been translated before. Takes a wide European perspective on the Normans, assessing and explaining Norman expansion, their political and social organisation and their eventual decline.Considers the Normans in a pan-European context

Overview

Provides a selection from the abundant source material generated by the Normans and the peoples they conquered some of which has never been translated before. Takes a wide European perspective on the Normans, assessing and explaining Norman expansion, their political and social organisation and their eventual decline.Considers the Normans in a pan-European context rather than in a restricted Anglo-Norman context. Considers the Normans in a pan-European context rather than in a restricted Anglo-Norman context. The Normans in Europe explores such areas as: the process of assimilation between Scandinavians and Franks and the emergence of Normandy; the internal organisation of the principality with a variety of source materials from chronicles, miracle stories and chapters; the role of women and children in Norman society; the main chronicle sources for the history of the Norman invasion and settlement; the contacts between William once he became king of England and the territorial princes of France and the progress of the Normans amongst the first settlers in Southern Italy and elsewhere in the Mediterranean.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780719047510
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Publication date:
12/01/2000
Series:
Manchester Medieval Sources Series
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. From Vikings to Normans

2. The Normans in Normandy

3. The Normans and Britain: the Norman Conquest of England

4. The Normans and their neighbours

Bibliography

Genealogical charts: Ducal family of Normandy; Royal families of England; Hauteville family in Italy; Crispin family

Maps: Normandy; Mediterranean area as a whole

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