History and Family Traditions in England and the Continent, 1000 1200

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The Normans in France and England left a rich legacy in historiography and literature, which is the subject of this volume. Dr van Houts first deals with the Scandinavian inheritance, which together with contacts with Danish England and Byzantium led to an interesting mix of pagan and ecclesiastical themes. Next she analyses the propaganda that followed the Norman conquest of England, in which the panegyrics written by French clerks eager to gain favour contrast markedly with the almost unanimous condemnation of William s ...

History and Family Traditions in England and the Continent, 1000 1200 1999, Routledge, Aldershot, England

ISBN-13: 9780860787839

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