A Companion to the Anglo-Norman World by Christopher Harper-Bill, Elisabeth van Houts

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By Christopher Harper-Bill, Elisabeth van Houts

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
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 analyzing 255
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
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

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2 Normandy, 911–1144 CASSANDRA POTTS In the early tenth century, a band of Vikings settled along the Seine River in northwestern France and laid the foundation for the duchy of Normandy. The term ‘Viking’ was rarely used in medieval Europe: instead, these unwelcome seafarers from Scandinavia were called by the Franks ‘Northmen’ (northmanni), a word which evoked fear and distrust in the minds of Europeans. Northmen were those who plundered churches, burned villages and captured Christians to be slaves.

The presence of such men in the western shires (where Odda was earl in 1051–52) goes far to explain the lack of enthusiasm displayed by the locals when Godwine and Harold staged their return in 1052. 117 North of these regions, the king was a remote figure, rarely if ever seen, and few of the northern thegns regularly attest royal charters. The direct influence of the West Saxon kings petered out at the Tees. The shires of Northumberland and County Durham are post-Conquest creations; before 1066, the regions were governed by the lords of Bamburgh and the bishops of Durham respectively.

The ‘D’ and ‘E’ texts of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle devote some of their longest and most detailed entries to the affair. 69 This was personally damaging to Edward, but whether it tarnished the office of kingship is debateable. One of the striking elements in Earl Godwine’s defiance is the unwillingness of his own men to follow him in any direct confrontation with the king. They were, to quote the ‘E’ text of the Chronicle, ‘reluctant to have to stand against their royal lord (cynehlaford)’, and when, at a council held at London in late September, ‘the king asked for all those thegns that the earls had had .

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