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Mercenaries to Conquerors: Norman Warfare in the Eleventh and Twelfth-Century Mediterranean

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Description for Mercenaries to Conquerors: Norman Warfare in the Eleventh and Twelfth-Century Mediterranean Hardcover. New history of the Norman conquests in the Mediterranean Num Pages: 240 pages, 20 illustrations. BIC Classification: 1QRM; 3H; HBJD; HBLC; HBW; JWL. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 169 x 244 x 28. Weight in Grams: 586.
When a band of Norman adventurers arrived in southern Italy to fight in the Lombard insurrections against the Byzantine empire in the early 1000s, few would have predicted that within a few generations, by force of arms, some of these men and other later arrivals would seize control of Apulia, Campania, Calabria and Sicily. How did they make such extraordinary gains and then consolidate their power? Paul Brown, in this thoroughly researched and absorbing study, seeks to answer these questions and throw light onto the Norman conquests across the Mediterranean which were even more remarkable than those achieved in France ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Hardback
Publication date
2016
Publisher
Pen & Sword Military
Condition
New
Number of Pages
240
Place of Publication
South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
ISBN
9781473828476
SKU
9781473828476
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About Paul Brown
Prior to becoming an independent scholar Dr Paul Brown taught medieval history at the University of New England, Australia for ten years. His research has focused on the cultural, literary and military aspects of relations between the Normans, Lombards and Byzantines in the eleventh century. Paul's work has been published in the Journal of Medieval History, and in a collection ... Read more

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For me, the Normans were the people who rightly took the English throne by virtue of the fact it was promised to William of Normandy, and helped to civilize the indigenous British. The fact that I share their name is by the by, I have always thought that the Normans were the best people to civilize England and Wales. Paul ... Read more

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