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The Norman Conquest

Author: Hugh M. Thomas
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742538405
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Exploring the successful Norman invasion of England in 1066, this concise and readable book focuses especially on the often dramatic and enduring changes wrought by William the Conqueror and his followers. From the perspective of a modern social historian, Hugh M. Thomas considers the conquest's wide-ranging impact by taking a fresh look at such traditional themes as the influence of battles and great men on history and assessing how far the shift in ruling dynasty and noble elites affected broader aspects of English history. The author sets the stage by describing English society before the Norman Conquest and recounting the dramatic story of the conquest, including the climactic Battle of Hastings. He then traces the influence of the invasion itself and the Normans' political, military, institutional, and legal transformations. Inevitably following on the heels of institutional reform came economic, social, religious, and cultural changes. The results, Thomas convincingly shows, are both complex and surprising. In some areas where one might expect profound influence, such as government institutions, there was little change. In other respects, such as the indirect transformation of the English language, the conquest had profound and lasting effects. With its combination of exciting narrative and clear analysis, this book will capture students interest in a range of courses on medieval and Western history.

Warfare Under The Anglo Norman Kings 1066 1135

Author: Stephen Morillo
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
ISBN: 0851156894
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An interwoven study in many ways refreshing and original... A good book, the first major product of one of the more vital debates in recent early medieval scholarship. HISTORY A major re-statement of the nature of Anglo-Norman warfare, with special emphasis on the role of the familia regis, the King's military household.

Canterbury And The Norman Conquest

Author: Richard Eales
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781852850685
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When William I and his army arrived in Canterbury they found a powerful and long-established ecclesiastical centre, whose traditions and culture differed in many respects from those of Normandy. The Conquest brought dramatic change: Archbishop Stigand was deprived in 1070 to be replaced by the Norman abbot Lanfranc; Canterbury Cathedral itself was burnt down in 1067 and rebuilt in a Norman style. But in the following years Canterbury's position in the English church was preserved and enhanced and Norman churchmen came to appreciate more fully the importance of their English inheritance. These original essays provide a reassessment of this subject reflecting modern interests and research. They discuss the political setting of Canterbury and its churches, both locally and nationally, the aims and achievements of its leaders, the cults of its saints and many aspects of its artistic achievement. Together they bring into focus what is a crucial test case for the impact of the Norman Conquest on English politics, society and culture.

Marsha Norman

Author: Linda Ginter-Brown
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135548382
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First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Anglo Norman Studies Vii

Author: Reginald Allen Brown
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
ISBN: 9780851154169
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Bookland and Fyrd Service; Normans in Africa, Majorca and the Muslim Mediterranean; BL Additional MS. 40,000 ff 1v-12r; Ministers in the Midlands; Aristocration autour du Bec, 1077; Naval Logistics of the Cross-Channel Operation, 1066; England and the Holy Land; William Turbe, Bishop of Norwich; Housecarls in England in 11c; Illustrations of Warfare in 11c England; Herefordshire under William I; Motte de Mirville; Aimeri of Thouars. R. ABELS, D. ABULAFIA, C. CLARK, M.J. FRANKLIN, V. GAZEAU, C. GILLMOR, A. GRABOIS, C. HARPER-BILL, N. HOOPER, J. KIFF, C. LEWIS, J. LE MAHO, J. MARTINDALE. 19 plates, figs.

Anglo Norman Castles

Author: Robert Liddiard
Publisher: Boydell Press
ISBN: 9780851159041
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Wide-ranging studies offer an in-depth analysis of castle-building 11th - 12th centuries and place castles within their broader social and political context.

Norman Institutions

Author: Charles Homer Haskins
Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
ISBN: 1584777109
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First published in 1918, Norman Institutions, a group of thematically linked essays on political and legal institutions, contains still-standard analyses of aspects of judicial administration, trial by jury and feudal custom in Norman lands. Haskins [1870-1937], the first important American medievalist, was a remarkably influential scholar. He taught at Harvard for many years, and he dominated the study of his field in the United States. Many of his interpretations, novel in their day, are incorporated into our understanding of the medieval world. Among his best-known books are The Rise of Universities (1923) and The Renaissance of the Twelfth Century (1927).

Proceedings Of The Battle Conference On Anglo Norman Studies

Author: R. Allen Brown
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
ISBN: 9780851151267
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Carmen de Hastingae Proelio; Battle c.1100; Military architecture; Piety of Anglo-Norman Knightly Class; Military Architecture c.1200; The Byzantine View of the Normans; Henry I and Anglo-Norman Magnates; Anglo-Norman as a Spoken Language; Magnates, Curiales and the Wheel of Fortune; Bishop's Lynn; Battle Abbey. Contributors: C. CLARK, P.E. CURNOW, R.H.C. DAVIS, L.J. ENGELS, C. HARPER-BILL, J. HERMANS, C.W. HOLLISTER, M.D. LEGGE, D.M. OWEN, E.M. SEARLE.

Anglo Norman Studies Xix

Author: Christopher Harper-Bill
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
ISBN: 0851157076
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`No single recent enterprise has done more to enlarge and deepen our understanding of one of the most critical periods in English history'. Antiquaries Journal