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The Normans: Bibliography — The Mediterranean

The two volume study by Ferdinand Chalandon La Domination normande en Italie et en Sicilie, Paris, 1904, reprinted, New York, 1969 remains crucial in terms of detail and narrative even if some of its interpretations now need modification. F. Chalandon, … Continue reading

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The Normans: Bibliography — Ruling England

A. Williams Kingship and Government in Pre-Conquest England, c. 500-1066, Houndmills, Hampshire, 1999 and H. R. Loyn, The Governance of Anglo-Saxon England 500-1087, London, 1984 provide a valuable Anglo-Saxon context. There are a series of important articles by James Campbell … Continue reading

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The Normans: Bibliography — The Normans in England

General Works Edward Freeman provides the starting-point for any discussion of the Conquest and its consequences. His History of the Norman Conquest of England, six volumes, 1867-79 and less well-known but perhaps better The Reign of William Rufus and the … Continue reading

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The Normans: Bibliography -Medieval Expansionism and Norman Identity

  Medieval Colonialism R. Bartlett, The Making of Europe: Conquest, Colonization and Cultural Change, 950-1350, Harmondsworth, 1999, R. Bartlett and A. MacKay, (eds.), Medieval Frontier Societies, Oxford University Press, 1989 and J. R. S. Phillips, The Medieval Expansion of Europe, … Continue reading

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The Normans: Bibliography –Primary Sources

No distinction is made between hagiography and other forms of history. In general sources are listed in order of the date of their composition. Frankish Chronicles and Annals Janet Nelson, (ed.) The Annals of St-Bertin, Manchester Medieval Sources: Ninth-Century Histories … Continue reading

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The Normans: Bibliography — General works

  There are two valuable general introductions to medieval history: Laolo Delogu Introduzione allo studio della storia medievale, Bologna, 1994; translated by Matthew Moran An Introduction to Medieval History, Duckworth, (2002) and Olivier Guyotjeannin Les sources de l’histoire medievale, Paris, … Continue reading

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