The Normans in Europe
By (author) Elisabeth M. C. Van-Houts
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Normans in Europe by Elisabeth M. C. Van-Houts
Book DescriptionThis book provides a selection from the abundant source material generated by the Normans and the peoples they conquered. As this study demonstrates, few other medieval peoples generated historical writing of such quantity and quality. Van Houts takes a wide European perspective on the Normans, assessing and explaining their origin, the Norman expansion and their political and social organisation in the period between c. 900 to c. 1150. 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 prinicpality with a variety of source materials from chronicles, miracle stories and charters; the roles of women and children in Norman society; the main chronicle sources for the history of the Norman invasion and settlement in Britain; the contacts between the Norman dukes and the territorial princes of France, and the progress of the Normans amongst the settlers in Southern Italy and elsewhere in the Mediterranean.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780719047510
(216mm x 138mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publish Date: 27-Jul-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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A collection that brings together a host of writings from across different regions and cultures of the Middle Ages, from the ninth to the fifteenth century. It is arranged to follow the life stages of a Medieval woman living a secular existence, from infancy and girlhood, through marriage and motherhood, to widowhood and old age.
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Author Biography - Elisabeth M. C. Van-Houts
Elisabeth van Houts is a Lecturer in Medieval History at Emmanuel College, Cambridge
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