The Normans in Europe

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Elizabeth Van Houts
Manchester University Press, Dec 15, 2000 - History - 308 pages
This book provides a selection from the abundant source material generated by the Normans and the peoples they conquered. As this study demonstrates, few other medieval peoples generated historical writing of such quantity and quality. Van Houts takes a wide European perspective on the Normans, assessing and explaining their origin, the Norman expansion and their political and social organisation in the period between c. 900 to c. 1150.

The Normans in Europe explores such areas as: the process of assimilation between Scandinavians and Franks and the emergence of Normandy; the internal organisation of the prinicpality with a variety of source materials from chronicles, miracle stories and charters; the roles of women and children in Norman society; the main chronicle sources for the history of the Norman invasion and settlement in Britain; the contacts between the Norman dukes and the territorial princes of France, and the progress of the Normans amongst the settlers in Southern Italy and elsewhere in the Mediterranean.
 

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Contents

From vikings to Normans
13
81
22
Dudo of SaintQuentin History of the Dukes of the Normans
25
82
42
83
49
The Normans in Normandy
56
The Discovery and Miracles of St Wulfran
78
on Gunnor
90
William of Malmesbury Deeds of the Kings of the English
180
The Normans and their neighbours
182
William of Jumièges Deeds of the Dukes of the Normans
188
Helgaud Life of Robert the Pious
193
Fulbert of Chartres Letters concerning Normandy
195
The Life of St Simon of Vexin
197
The Short Account of William the Most Noble Count
199
Suger of SaintDenis Life of Louis VI
200

Warner of Rouen Moriuht poem
92
Robert of Torigni Deeds of the Dukes of the Normans on Gunnor
95
on Empress Matilda
97
Geoffrey Malaterra Deeds of Count Roger and his brother Duke Robert
99
The Normans and Britain the Norman Conquest
102
Norman and other continental narratives 31 The Discovery and Miracles of St Wulfran
112
William of Jumièges and Orderic Vitalis Deeds of the Dukes of the Normans
113
William of Poitiers Deeds of Duke William
118
Baudri of Bourgueil Poem for Adela
125
Guy of Amiens Song of the Battle of Hastings
129
The Ship List of William the Conqueror
130
Bavarian annals 1066
131
Fulcoius of Beauvais Jephthah poem
132
English narratives
133
AngloSaxon Chronicle version C
134
AngloSaxon Chronicle version D
137
AngloSaxon Chronicle version E
141
John of Worcester Chronicle
142
Eadmer of Canterbury History of Recent Events
146
Henry of Huntingdon History of the English People
150
The Waltham Chronicle
156
William of Malmesbury Life of Wulfstan 1 59
159
William of Malmesbury Deeds of the Kings of the English 16 1
161
Herman of Bury St Edmunds Miracles of St Edmund
171
Giso of Wells Autobiography
172
Wales and Scotland 51 The Life of Gruffydd ap Cynan
173
Lambert of Wattrelos Annals
206
Maine Anjou and Brittany 60 William of Poitiers Deeds of Duke William
208
Aquitaine
209
Charter of Jumièges 1012
213
The Miracles of SainteFoy
215
Rodulfus Glaber History
217
Rodulfus Glaber Life of St William of Volpiano
218
The Treaty between Henry I of England and Robert II of Flanders 1101
220
The Normans in the Mediterranean
223
Wipo Deeds of Conrad II
231
Rodulfus Glaber History
232
William of Apulia Poem on the Deeds of Robert Guiscard
235
Geoffrey Malaterra Deeds of Count Roger and his brother Duke Robert
238
Amatus of Montecassino History of the Normans
241
Robert Guiscard Pledge to Pope Nicholas II 1059
243
Orderic Vitalis Deeds of the Dukes of the Normans
244
Orderic Vitalis Ecclesiastical History
246
Robert of Torigni Deeds of the Dukes of the Normans
249
Anna Comnena Life of Alexius Comnenus on Robert Guiscard
250
Spain
268
The Holy Land
274
Further reading
287
The counts of Rouen and dukes of Normandy
293
Maps
300
272
308
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Elizabeth Van Houts is Lecturer in Medieval History at Emmanuel College, Cambridge.

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