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By Christopher Harper-Bill, Elisabeth van Houts

ISBN-10: 0851156738

ISBN-13: 9780851156736

В книге представлен ряд статей известных специалистов по данной теме, дающих краткий обзор современных сведений по истории англо-норманнского мира, с акцентом на вопросах политики и культуры:месту норманнских королевств и герцогств в культуре Северной Европы, и параллельно норманнским достижениям в Средиземноморье, церковной архитектуре, литературе и языку, проблемам администрации и управления.
Даны также хронологические и генеалогические таблицы англо-саксонских и норманнских правителей.Образцы сканов: Содержание:

List of Illustrations vii
Abbreviations viii
Maps
1. Europe xii
2. Normandy xiii
3. Britain xiv
4. Southern Italy xv
5. Antioch xvi
Preface xxvii
1 England within the 11th Century 1
Ann Williams
2 Normandy 911–1144 19
Cassandra Potts
3 England, Normandy and Scandinavia 43
Lesley Abrams
4 Angevin Normandy 63
Daniel Power
5 The Normans within the Mediterranean 87
Matthew Bennett
6 Historical Writing 103
Elisabeth van Houts
7 Feudalism and Lordship 123
Marjorie Chibnall
8 Administration and Government 135
Emma Mason
9 The Anglo-Norman Church 165
Christopher Harper-Bill
10 Language and Literature 191
Ian Short
11 Ecclesiastical structure c. 1050 to c. 1200 215
Richard Plant
Further examining 255
Genealogies
1. Anglo-Saxon kings 871–1066 266
2. Anglo-Saxon kings and descendants 1016–1189 267
3. Kings of britain and dukes of Normandy 1066–1216 268
4. Counts of Rouen and dukes of Normandy c. 911–996 269
5. Dukes of Normandy 943–1087 270
6. The Hauteville dynasty and the Norman rulers of southern Italy and 271
Antioch
Time Lines
1. Kings in north-west Europe and dukes of Normandy 272
2. Popes, emperors of Byzantium and Norman rulers in southern Italy 273
Index

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In the kingdom of the west Franks, which roughly approximated modern France, royal government was weak, and the realm was a patchwork of regional principalities. Local warlords vied with each other and with the king to expand their power and domains. Although the king was technically the feudal overlord of the whole region, this relationship had little practical significance. More often than not, the king appeared as just one of many participants in a ruthless free-for-all for land and power. The Vikings saw this instability within the Frankish realm as an opportunity, and their raids contributed to the breakdown of central authority.

Lund, ‘Allies of God or Man? The Viking Expansion in a European Perspective’, Viator xx, 1989, 45–59. Normandy, 911–1144 21 and his followers was simply a concession to reality: Northmen had already overrun the Seine River region north-west of Paris, and Charles was not in a position to stop them. 8 These alliances between Christians and Vikings, however, rarely ended well. A Viking leader known as Godefrid, for example, settled near the mouth of the Scheldt River in the late 800s with his warband.

Vita Ædwardi, 78–81. The ætheling’s return from Hungary, whither he had been carried as a child, was negotiated by Ealdred, bishop of Worcester, who was not only one of the king’s ablest ambassadors but also a close associate of Harold (ASC ‘C’, ‘D’, 1054; Worcester ii, 575–7; see note 70 above). Harold himself was at Saint-Omer in November 1056, perhaps to meet the ætheling and conduct him to England (P. Grierson, ‘A Visit of Earl Harold to Flanders in 1056’, EHR li, 1936, 90–3). He was of an age with Robert Curthose, who was born about 1052 (N.

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