From the Vikings to the Normans

Paperback | July 10, 2003

byWendy Davies

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This readable and authoritative volume covers the history of the Britain and Ireland between 800 and 1100 A.D. Seven chapters contributed by a team of experts cover key of this period, such as the Vikings, monarchies and other political structures, relationships between lords and labourers,developments in trade and urbanization, the christianization of society, the functions and dissemination of writing and scholarship, and relationships between Britain, Ireland and the Mediterranean civilizations to the south. To create a fully-rounded overview of the period, Wendy Davies, thevolume's editor, has provided an Introduction giving a geographical context to the chapter narratives and discussing the available source material, and a Conclusion which pulls together the themes and currents running through the individual chapters.

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This readable and authoritative volume covers the history of the Britain and Ireland between 800 and 1100 A.D. Seven chapters contributed by a team of experts cover key of this period, such as the Vikings, monarchies and other political structures, relationships between lords and labourers,developments in trade and urbanization, the ch...

Wendy Davies is Pro-Provost, European Affairs, and Professor of History at University College London. She has written on early Welsh, Breton, Irish, English and European history and archaeology. She is currently directing, with James Graham-Campbell, the Celtic Inscribed Stones Project (CISP), an interdisciplinary project to establis...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:294 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.63 inPublished:July 10, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198700512

ISBN - 13:9780198700517

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Table of Contents

List of IllustrationsList of MapsList of ContributorsWendy Davies: Introduction1. Pauline Stafford: Kings, Kingship and Kingdoms2. Barbara E. Crawford: The Vikings3. David Griffiths: Exchange, Trade and Urbanization4. Robin Fleming: Lords and Labour5. Huw Pryce: The Christianization of Society6. Daibhi O Croinin: Writing7. John Gillingham: Britain, Ireland andWendy Davies: ConclusionFurther ReadingChronologyGlossaryGenealogyMapsIndex

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`This book inaugurates a historiography of the early medieval British Isles and suggests some of the ways in which it might be written. The fact that it does so intelligibly and often compellingly is a mark of the quality of the individual contributions and the significance of the collectiveproject in which they are engaged.'Early Medieval Europe 2006