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The Normans in Normandy: Recent Historiography 3

Expanding horizons The revival of rural history in the years since 1990, the exploration of written documents in terms of inventories, description, dating and typology and of critical editions of texts, for example, censuses[1] and terriers[2] has not always received … Continue reading

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The Normans in Normandy: Recent Historiography 2

  Looking at hagiography Other places, like Rouen,[1] Fecamp[2] or Mont-Saint-Michel[3] benefited from conditions that resulted in the development of important Norman hagiographical sources. This can be seen in the publications of the colloquy of Cerisy-la-Salle on the saints in … Continue reading

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The Normans in Normandy: Recent Historiography 1

The millennium of the reforms begun by William of Volpiano in the early years of the eleventh century provided an opportunity to reappraise the place held by the monastery of Fécamp in the creation of materials from which historians have … Continue reading

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The Normans: Historiography of Normans in Italy

The historiography of the Normans in southern Italy began with the chansons de geste of medieval Europe. This is hardly surprising given what many saw as the exploits of the Norman warriors and the success of the Hauteville family in … Continue reading

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The End of the World: The problem of the year 1000

  The debate over the “fears of the year 1000” has been a recurrent theme for the historians over the two last centuries at least. It is important briefly to consider the state of the debate today and the directions … Continue reading

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