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The Normans in Normandy: Expanding Normandy

  In the 1990s medieval historians were very preoccupied with border studies. English interest in the history of Normandy predates this preoccupation, however, for the events of 1066 gave us an almost proprietorial interest in the emergence of the territorial … Continue reading

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The Normans in Normandy: When did the Vikings become Norman?

There are paradoxes in the history of tenth-century ‘Normandy’: violent invasion, but in the longer term a settlement which preserved many essentially Carolingian features… In the end, we must think of a fusion of cultures.”[1]  The Viking settlers took up … Continue reading

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The Normans in Normandy: Bibliography–Secondary Sources 4

Historiography General & miscellaneous Albu (Hanawalt), Emily. ‘Predatory Friendship: Evidence from Medieval Norman Histories.’ The Changing Face of Friendship, pages 115-129, editor Leroy S. Rouner, Boston University Studies in Philosophy and Religion, 15. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, … Continue reading

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The Normans in Normandy: Bibliography–Secondary Sources 3

Economy General Arnoux, Mathieu. ‘Perception et exploitation d’un espace forestier: La forêt de Breteuil (XIe-XVe siècles).’ Médiévales 18 (1990): pages 17-32. Aspects de la société et l’économie dans la Normandie médiévale, Xe-XIIIe siècles, Cahier des AN, 22. Caen: AN, 1988. … Continue reading

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The Normans in Normandy: Bibliography–Secondary Sources 2

Military General Bradbury, Jim. ‘Battles in England and Normandy, 1066-1154.’ ANS 6 (1983): pages 1-12. Brown, R. Allen. ‘The Status of the Norman Knight’, in War and Government in the Middle Ages, pages 18-32, editors John Gillingham and J. C. … Continue reading

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The Normans in Normandy: Bibliography–Secondary Sources 1

General 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 source de l’histoire medievale, Paris, … Continue reading

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The Normans in Normandy: Bibliography –Primary Sources

A.  Narrative sources A very thorough collection of English translations of sources dealing with the Normans before, during, and after their settlement in Normandy: The Normans in Europe edited by Elisabeth M. C. van Houts, Manchester Medieval Sources, Manchester University … Continue reading

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The Normans in Normandy: Introduction

  Tenth-century Normandy is a world fraught with dangers for the historian. The Vikings who founded Normandy were illiterate, and left no account of their own. What information we do have comes from the neighbouring Franks, who distrusted, and in … Continue reading

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