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The Normans in the South, 1016-1130

John Julius Norwich


Faber & Faber

European history;
Early history: c 500 to c 1450&1500


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This book is about the 'other' Norman Conquest. It is the story of Robert Guiscard, perhaps the most extraordinary European adventurer between Caesar and Napoleon. In one year, 1084, he had both the Eastern and Western Emperors retreating before him and one of the most formidable of medieval Popes in his power. It is also the story of his brother Roger, thanks to whom he conquered Sicily from the Saracens; and of Roger's descendants, notably his son Roger 11, who converted his father's achievement into a cosmopolitan and cultivated kingdom whose surviving monuments still dazzle us today. Both in its power and flamboyance this kingdom marks the apogee of Sicily's strange and tumultuous history. The Normans in the South is the first of two volumes that recount the dazzling story of the Norman Kingdom of Sicily. The second volume, The Kingdom of the Sun is also being reissued in Faber Finds. They were previously reissued as an omnibus (The Normans in Sicily). They are being restored to their separate incarnations for the convenience of readers. as by his forthright and generally just judgement, and the wit . . . with which the book is salted.' David Knowles, The Tablet skill, and a scholarship fired by enthusiasm' Lord Kinross, Sunday Telegraph Nancy Mitford

By:   John Julius Norwich
Imprint:   Faber & Faber
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 135mm,  Spine: 30mm
Weight:   626g
ISBN:   9780571259649
ISBN 10:   0571259642
Series:   The Normans in Sicily
Publication Date:   May 2011
Recommended Age:   From 0 to 0 years
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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