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Essays on varied topics, with particular emphasis on the Normans in the mediterranean world.Papers here have as a general theme the "Norman Age", with a special slant towards the Mediterranean world. Subjects treated include the policies of the Norman rulers, their military and naval organisation and coinage, chronicle sources and aspects of church history in their principalities, and the relations of the Normans with Byzantium, the Fatimid rulers and the crusading states. Other papers treat more generally of art, literature and language in the Norman period.
Listing: Adam of Balsham's Oratio de Utensilibus; Chronicle of Falco of Benevento; Coinages of Norman Apulia and Sicily; De Clericis et Rustico; Franks in 11cByzantium; Knight's Arms and Armour 1150-1250; Marriage of Henry VI and Constance of Sicily; Military Combat in Anglo-Norman Art; Nobilitàe Parentela nell'Italia Normanna; Norman Kings of Sicily and the Fatimid Caliphate; Norman Naval Activity in the Mediterranean c.1060-c.1108. Normans through their Languages; Richard of Salerno 1097-1112; Simon Magus in S. Italy; Tomb of King John in Worcester Cathedral; Tombs of Roger II in Cefalù.
Contributors: J.J.G. ALEXANDER, GEORGE BEECH, MATTHEW BENNETT,ARMANDO BISANTI, H.E.J. COWDREY, VINCENZO D'ALESSANDRO, WALTER FRÖÖHLICH, PHILIP GRIERSON, JEREMY JOHNS, PATRIZIA LENDINARA, G.A. LOUD, JANE MARTINDALE, LUCIO MELAZZO, IAN PEIRCE, JONATHAN SHEPARD, LIVIA VARGA.
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