The Normans and the Norman Conquest

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Boydell & Brewer Ltd, 1994 - Всего страниц: 259
The introduction of Brown's book should be made compulsory reading-- LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKSThe `English' who faced the forces of William duke of Normandy on 14 October 1066 were by no means a pure-bred and unified race, nor was the flower of England's manhood laid low by an army of self-seeking Norman opportunists. R. Allen Brown traces the forces and influences that shaped both England and Normandy in the decades before 1066, and shows how the new order, emerging from the aftermath of the battle of Hastings, produced a degree of political unity and social dynamism previously unknown in England, bringing a reinvigorated nation fully into the mainstream of the dynamic expansion of western Latin Christendom.R. ALLEN BROWN was professor of History at King's College, London and founder of the annual Battle Conference on Anglo-Norman studies.
 

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Introduction
1
Normandy
15
England
51
England Normandy and Scandinavia
94
The Norman Conquest of England
122
Norman England
176
List of Abbreviations
228
Index
246
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