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A Companion to the Anglo-Norman World

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A richly valuable source of knowledge. MEDIUM AEVUM By the time of the Conquest, the Normans had been established in Normandy for over a hundred and fifty years. They had transformed themselves from pagan Northmen into Christian princes; their territories extended from England, southern Italy and Sicily to distant Antioch, and their influence had spread throughout western Europe and the Mediterranean. Duke William's victory at Hastings and the resulting Anglo-Norman union brought England into the mainstreamof European history and culture, with far-reaching consequences for Western civilisation. These specially commissioned studies are concerned with the achievements of the cross-Channel realm. They make a major contribution toan understanding of the hundred years that witnessed great change and major developments in English and Norman government and society. There are surveys of the two constituent parts, of Normandy under the Angevin kings, of the place of kingdom and duchy in the politics and culture of the North Sea, and of the parallel Norman achievement in the Mediterranean. There are overviews both of secular administration and of the church, and a study of "feudalism" and lordship. Within the broad field of cultural history, there are discussions of language, literature, the writing of history, and ecclesiastical architecture. Contributors: LESLEY ABRAMS, MATTHEW BENNETT, MARJORIE CHIBNALL, CHRISTOPHER HARPER-BILL, ELISABETH VAN HOUTS, EMMA MASON, RICHARD PLANT, CASSANDRA POTTS, DANIEL POWER, IAN SHORT, ANN WILLIAMS
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Together, the thematic essays in this volume go to makeup one of the best studies of the Conquest now available.[...]Those seeking a brief but scholarly introduction to all aspects of Norman history will be delighted by this book. * CEAS NEWSLETTER * With its wealth of information and skilful display, the book is a very useful companion for any traveller through this crowded territory. * ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEW * Interesting and varied collection. * HISTORY *

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Elisabeth van Houts is Honorary Professor of European Medieval History, University of Cambridge, and Fellow of Emmanuel College. Elisabeth van Houts is Honorary Professor of European Medieval History, University of Cambridge, and Fellow of Emmanuel College.


England in the Eleventh Century - Ann Williams Normandy, 911-1144 - Cassandra Potts Hannahs England, Normandy and Scandinavia - Lesley Abrams Angevin Normandy - Daniel Power The Normans in the Mediterranean - Matthew Bennett Historical Writing - Elisabeth M C van Houts Feudalism and Lordship - Marjorie Chibnall Administration and Government - Emma Mason The Anglo-Norman Church - Christopher Harper-Bill Language and Literature - Ian Short Ecclesiastical Architecture c. 1050-c.1200 - Richard Plant