The Normans and Empire by David Bates

The Normans and Empire

byDavid Bates

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In 2010, David Bates presented the Ford Lectures in British History at the University of Oxford, and The Normans and Empire is the book which was born from these lectures. It provides an interpretative analysis of the history of the cross-Channel empire created by William the Conqueror in 1066to its end in 1204 when the duchy of Normandy was conquered by the French king, Philip Augustus, the so-called "Loss of Normandy".This volume emphasizes the cross-Channel and Continental dimensions of the subject, and uses modern approaches to suggest new interpretations. Bates proposes that historians of the Normans can learn from the methods of social scientists and historians of other periods of history - such as making useof such tools as life-stories and biographies - and he employs such methods to offer an interpretative history of the Normans, as well as a broader history of England, the British Isles, and Northern France in the eleventh and twelfth centuries.

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David Bates took his PhD at the University of Exeter, and over a professional career of more than forty years, he has held posts in the Universities of Cardiff, Glasgow, London (where he was Director of the Institute of Historical Research from 2003 to 2008), East Anglia, and Caen Basse-Normandie. He has worked extensively in the archi...
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Title:The Normans and EmpireFormat:HardcoverDimensions:264 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0 inPublished:January 3, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199674418

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PrefaceAbbreviations1. The Normans and Empire2. The Experience of Empire3. William the Conqueror as Maker of Empire4. Hegemony5. Core, Periphery, and Networks6. Empire: From Beginning to EndBibliography