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Empires of the Normans

Makers of Europe, Conquerors of Asia

Levi Roach

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John Murray
01 July 2022
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'A fresh retelling of the story of the Normans . . . written with enthusiasm and brio' Marc Morris, bestselling author of The Anglo-Saxons
How did descendants of Viking marauders came to dominate Europe, the Mediterranean and the Middle East?

It is a tale of ambitious adventures and fierce freebooters, of fortunes made and fortunes lost. The Normans made their influence felt across all of western Europe and the Mediterranean, from the British Isles to North Africa, and Lisbon to the Holy Land. In Empires of the Normans we discover how they combined military might and political savvy with deeply held religious beliefs and a profound sense of their own destiny. For a century and a half, they remade Europe in their own image, and yet their heritage was quickly forgotten - until now.
 Empires of the Normans: Makers of Europe, Conquerors of Asia

Imprint:   John Murray
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 232mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 26mm
Weight:   420g
ISBN:   9781529300291
ISBN 10:   1529300290
Pages:   320
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Dr Levi Roach is a lecturer at the University of Exeter. He studied at Trinity College, Cambridge, before completing his PhD at Ruprecht-Karls-Universitat Heidelberg. He is the author of thelred the Unready, winner of the Longman-History Today Prize and the Labarge Prize.

Reviews for Empires of the Normans: Makers of Europe, Conquerors of Asia

From Viking raiders to rulers of the Mediterranean, the Normans dominated and dazzled medieval Europe. In this fascinating, panoramic account, Levi Roach brings an expert eye and page-turning energy to the telling of their extraordinary story -- Helen Castor, bestselling author of She Wolves Narrated with pace, clarity, authority and style, Roach's book is a bracing tour of the world that the Normans made their own -- Thomas Williams, bestselling author of Viking Britain A fresh retelling of the story of the Normans, across all their theatres of operation - academically up-to-the-minute, sound in its judgements, and written with enthusiasm and brio -- Marc Morris, bestselling author of The Anglo Saxons How the Normans shaped the Europe we live in today is a huge and gripping subject, brilliantly illuminated here in all its continent-wide human drama by a masterful historian and story-teller -- Peter Stanford Informed by the latest research, Roach reveals the history of the Norman conquests - from England to the Holy Land - in a pacy and character-driven account of a people who defined an era -- Sophie Ambler

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