Warfare in the Norman Mediterranean
Title Details

19th June 2020

276 Pages

23.4 x 15.6 cm

8 line. Illustrations

Series: Warfare in History

Imprint: Boydell Press

Warfare in the Norman Mediterranean

Edited by Georgios Theotokis

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Analyses of different aspects of the history of warfare in the Mediterranean in the eleventh and twelfth centuries.
The kingdom of Sicily plays a huge part in the history of the Norman people; their conquest brought in a new era of invasion, interaction and integration in the Mediterranean, However, much previous scholarship has tended to concentrate on their activities in England and the Holy Land. This volume aims to redress the balance by focusing on the Hautevilles, their successors and their followers. It considers the operational, tactical, technical and logistical aspects of the conduct of war in the South throughout the eleventh and twelfth centuries, looking also at its impact on Italian and Sicilian multi-cultural society. Topics include the narratives of the Norman expansion, exchanges and diffusion between the "military cultures" of the Normans and the peoples they encountered in the South, and their varied policies of conquest, consolidation and expansion in the different operational theatres of land and sea.

Dr GEORGIOS THEOTOKIS is Lecturer at Ibn Haldun University, Istanbul.

Contributors: Matthew Bennett, Daniel P. Franke, Michael S. Fulton, Serban V. Marin, David Nicolle, Francesca Petrizzo, Luigi Russo, Charles D. Stanton, Georgios Theotokis, James Titterton.
Introduction - Georgios Theotokis
Greek and Latin sources for the Norman expansion in the South: their value as "military histories" of the warfare in the Mediterranean Sea - Georgios Theotokis
"Conquest in Their Blood": Hauteville Ambition, Authorial Spin and Interpretive Challenges in the Narrative Sources - Francesca Petrizzo
"The Arts of Guiscard": Trickery and Deceit in the Norman Conquests of Southern Italy and Outremer, 1000-1120 - James Titterton
A Gift to the Normans - The Military Legacy of Sicilian Islam - David Nicolle
Norman battle tactics in the Mediterranean theatre of operations: fighting Lombards, greeks, Arabs, and Turks c.1050-c.1100 - Matthew Bennett
Venetian Reactions to the Normans of southern Italy under Robert Guiscard - from Enmity to Congeniality - Serban V. Marin
The Norman Kingdom of Sicily: Projecting Power by Sea - Charles D. Stanton
Norman Participation in the First Crusade: a re-examination - Luigi Russo
Strategy, the Norman Conquest of Southern Italy, and the First Crusade - Daniel P. Franke
Disaster in the Delta? Sicilian support for the Crusades and the Siege of Alexandria, 1174 - Michael S. Fulton
Bibliography
Index

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Title Details

19th June 2020

276 Pages

2.34 x 1.56 cm

8 line. Illustrations

Series: Warfare in History

Imprint: Boydell Press