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Title:
The Normans and the Norman conquest
Author:
Brown, R. Allen (Reginald Allen), 1924-
Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Dover, N.H., USA : Boydell Press, 1985.
Physical Description:
ix, 259 pages, 1 unnumbered page of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780851154275

9780851153674
Format :
Book

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Central Library DA195 .B7 1985 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Classic work assessing the impact of the Norman Conquest in European context.


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The introduction of Brown's book should be made compulsory reading-- LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKSThe `English' who faced the forces of William duke of Normandy on 14 October 1066 were by no means a pure-bred and unified race, nor was the flower of England's manhood laid low by an army of self-seeking Norman opportunists. R. Allen Brown traces the forces and influences that shaped both England and Normandy in the decades before 1066, and shows how the new order, emerging from the aftermath of the battle of Hastings, produced a degree of political unity and social dynamism previously unknown in England, bringing a reinvigorated nation fully into the mainstream of the dynamic expansion of western Latin Christendom.R. ALLEN BROWN was professor of History at King's College, London and founder of the annual Battle Conference on Anglo-Norman studies.


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