The Normans by David NicolleThe Normans by David Nicolle

The Normans

byDavid NicolleIllustratorAngus Mcbride

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Osprey's study of the Normans during the Middle Ages. Despite the small geographic extent of Normandy its people played a crucial role in the history of the medieval world. Ferocity, boundless energy, cunning and a capacity for leadership were their heritage, to which modern scholars would add supreme adaptability and a simple piety. Their amazing military successes resulted from careful planning, speed of movement, decisiveness, daring and sheer ruthlessness. Added to this was a strong business sense and an appreciation of the value of money. Veteran Osprey author David Nicolle describes the history, arms and armour of the remarkable Normans in this fascinating volume.
David Nicolle was born in 1944, the son of the illustrator Pat Nicolle. He worked in the BBC Arabic service for a number of years, before going 'back to school', gaining an MA from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, and a doctorate from Edinburgh University. He later taught world and Islamic art and architectural histo...
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Title:The NormansFormat:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.93 × 7.23 × 0.17 inPublisher:Bloomsbury USA

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ISBN - 10:0850457297

ISBN - 13:9780850457292

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Table of Contents

The Norman Legacy · Arms, Armour and Tactics · The Normans in Normandy · The Normans in Britain and Ireland · The Normans in Italy and Sicily · The Normans in the East · The Plates