A Brief History Of The Normans

Author: Fran├žois Neveux
Homepage 9781845295233

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  • : $10.00(AUD)
  • : 9781845295233
  • : Robinson Publishing
  • : Robinson Publishing
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  • : May 2008
  • : 19.99
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  • : Fran├žois Neveux
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The history of the Normans began a long time before 1066. Originating from the _Norsemen_ they were one of the most successful warrior tribes of the Dark Ages that came to dominate Europe from the Baltic Sea to the island of Sicily and the borders of Eastern Europe. Beginning as Viking raiders in the eighth century, the Normans not only changed the landscape of Europe but were changed by their new conquests.As a military force they became unstoppable; as Conqerors, they established their own kingdom in Normandy from where they set out on a number of devastating campaigns, where they also introduced innovations in politics, architecture and culture. In A Brief History of the Normans Leading French historian, Francois Neveux, gives an accessible and authorative introduction.