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The Norman conquest of Southern Italy and Sicily

Author: Gordon S Brown
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book is not an effort to tell the whole story of the Normans in Italy. It attempts, instead, to follow the main threads of the early period: how these interlopers from northern Europe managed to find their historical role in the Italian provinces of the Byzantine Empire, how they succeeded in replacing the Byzantine and local rulers, and then how they drove the Arab rulers out of Sicily. In focusing on the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gordon S Brown
ISBN: 0786414723 9780786414727
OCLC Number: 51095432
Description: viii, 214 p. : map ; 23 cm.
Contents: Civitate --
The Adventurers --
Tancred of Hauteville --
Mercenaries for the Basileus --
Rebels --
Warlords in Apulia --
Count of Apulia --
The Pope's Wrath --
Consolidation --
Guiscard --
Calabria --
Sicily --
Cerami --
Rebellion --
Victory --
The Duke and the Pope --
Salerno --
Carrying War to the Enemy --
The Pope's Savior --
Terror of the World --
The Quest for Glory --
The End of the Beginning --
Genealogical Table--Sons and Grandsons of Tancred of Hauteville.
Responsibility: Gordon S. Brown.

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This study of the Norman conquest of Southern Italy focuses on the eight sons of Tancred of Hauteville, especially Robert Guiscard and his youngest brother Roger, and discusses how they expanded  Read more...

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