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County and Nobility in Norman Italy

Author : Hervin Fernández-Aceves
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Whilst historians often regard the Norman Kingdom of Sicily as centralised and administratively advanced, County and Nobility in Norman Italy counters this traditional interpretation; far from centralised and streamlined, this book reveals how the genesis and social structures of the kingdom were constantly fraught between the forces of royal power and local aristocracy authority. In doing so, Hervin Fernandez-Aceves sheds important new light on medieval Italy. This book is the result of thorough research conducted on the vast source material for the history of this fascinating 12th-century world. Starting with the activities of Norman counts and the configuration of the counties, it explores how social control operated in these nodes of regional authority, and argues that the Sicilian monarchy relied on the counties (and the counts' authority) to keep the realm united and exercise control.

County and Nobility in Norman Italy 1130 1189

Author : Hervin Fernández Aceves
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The Normans and the Norman Edge

Author : Keith J Stringer
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Modern historians of the Normans have tended to treat their enterprises and achievements as a series of separate and discrete histories. Such treatments are valid and valuable, but historical understanding of the Normans also depends as much on broader approaches akin to those adopted in this book. As the successor volume to Norman Expansion: Connections, Continuities and Contrasts, it complements and significantly extends its findings to provide a fuller appreciation of the roles played by the Normans as one of the most dynamic and transformative forces in the history of medieval ‘Outer Europe’. It includes panoramic essays that dissect the conceptual and methodological issues concerned, suggest strategies for avoiding associated pitfalls, and indicate how far and in what ways the Normans and their legacies served to reshape sociopolitical landscapes across a vast geography extending from the remoter corners of the British Isles to the Mediterranean basin. Leading experts in their fields also provide case-by-case analyses, set within and between different areas, of themes such as lordship and domination, identities and identification, naming patterns, marriage policies, saints’ cults, intercultural exchanges, and diaspora– homeland connections. The Normans and the ‘Norman Edge’ therefore presents a potent combination of thought-provoking overviews and fresh insights derived from new research, and its wide-ranging comparative focus has the advantage of illuminating aspects of the Norman past that traditional regional or national histories often do not reveal so clearly. It likewise makes a major contribution to current Norman scholarship by reconsidering the links between Norman expansion and ‘state-formation’; the extent to which Norman practices and priorities were distinctive; the balance between continuity and innovation; relations between the Normans and the indigenous peoples and cultures they encountered; and, not least, forms of Norman identity and their resilience over time. An extensive bibliography is also one of this book’s strengths.

The Latin Church in Norman Italy

Author : G. A. Loud
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First published in 2007, this was the first significant study of the incorporation of the Church in southern Italy into the mainstream of Latin Christianity during the eleventh and twelfth centuries. Professor G. A. Loud examines the relationship between Norman rulers, south Italian churchmen and the external influence of the new 'papal monarchy'. He discusses the impact of the creation of the new kingdom of Sicily in 1130; the tensions that arose from the papal schism of that era; and the religious policy and patronage of the new monarchs. He also explores the internal structures of the Church, both secular and monastic, and the extent and process of Latinisation within the Graecophone areas of the mainland and on the island of Sicily, where at the time of the Norman conquest the majority of the population was Muslim. This is a major contribution to the political, religious and cultural history of the Central Middle Ages.

The Society of Norman Italy

Author : Graham A. Loud
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King Arthur s European Realm

Author : Paul Sire
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What is known of the legendary King Arthur is mostly derived from folklore and literature. Though the evidence is scant and debated, some scholars support a case for the existence of a historical figure in post–Roman Britain. However, the starting point for many King Arthur narratives—Geoffrey of Monmouth’s Historia Regum Britanniae—does not limit itself to post–Roman Britain. The more fanciful elements have King Arthur conquering Northern Europe, making his way to Rome. Unlike most scholars that debate the historicity of Arthur, Paul Sire generously allows Geoffrey of Monmouth a serious approach. Herein, the author speculates how a historic Arthur could have had a European realm.

Conquerors and Churchmen in Norman Italy

Author : G. A. Loud
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The impact of the Norman conquest of Sicily and Southern Italy upon the society of that region forms the central theme of this text. It looks at the Norman relations with the Byzantine world, and includes several studies on the church.

Medieval European Coinage Volume 14 South Italy Sicily Sardinia

Author : Philip Grierson
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The coinage of south Italy, Sicily and Sardinia between the 10th century and the reign of Ferdinand the Catholic.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

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The Principality of Antioch and Its Frontiers in the Twelfth Century

Author : Andrew D. Buck
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An investigation into how Antioch maintained itself as an independent principality during a period of considerable challenges.

The Irish Compendium containing the titles of all the Nobility of Ireland with their arms Also a Supplement shewing the antiquity dignity and use of arms vol III of the British Compendium Second edition

Author : Francis NICHOLS (Writer on Heraldry.)
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Library of Congress Subject Headings

Author : Library of Congress. Cataloging Policy and Support Office
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The Columbia Gazetteer of the World A to G

Author : Saul Bernard Cohen
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A geographical encyclopedia of world place names contains alphabetized entries with detailed statistics on location, name pronunciation, topography, history, and economic and cultural points of interest.

A Short View of the Families of the present Irish Nobility etc

Author : Nathaniel SALMON
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The New Peerage Or Present State of the Nobility of England Containing an Account of All the Peers Also Their Paternal Coats of Arms Etc Vol 2 Scotland Vol 3 Ireland

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The Evils of Disunity in Civic Or County Local Administration

Author : Edwin Chadwick
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Medieval Europe 400 1500

Author : H G Koenigsberger
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This book traces across the millennium of the Middle Ages the gradual crystallisation of a new and distinctive European identity. Koenigsberger covers the Islamic, Byzantine and central Asian worlds in his account which explains Europe's progression from chaos and collapse to the point where it was set to rule much of the world.

A Concise History of Italy

Author : Luigi Salvatorelli
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Encyclopaedia Britannica

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Encylopedia Britannica

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