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The Resource Mercenaries to conquerors : Norman warfare in the eleventh- and twelfth-century Meditterranean, Paul Brown

Mercenaries to conquerors : Norman warfare in the eleventh- and twelfth-century Meditterranean, Paul Brown

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Mercenaries to conquerors : Norman warfare in the eleventh- and twelfth-century Meditterranean
Title
Mercenaries to conquerors
Title remainder
Norman warfare in the eleventh- and twelfth-century Meditterranean
Statement of responsibility
Paul Brown
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
When a band of Norman adventurers arrived in southern Italy to fight in the Lombard insurrections against the Byzantine empire in the early 1000s, few would have predicted that within a generation these men would have seized control of Apulia, Calabria and Sicily. How did they make such extraordinary gains and then consolidate their power? Paul Brown, in this thoroughly researched and absorbing study, seeks to answer these questions and throw light onto the Norman conquests across the Mediterranean. Throughout he focuses on the military side of their progress, as they advanced from mercenaries to conquerors, then crusaders. The story of the campaigns they undertook in Italy, Sicily, the Balkans and the Near East reveals their remarkable talent for war. The dominant role played by a succession of Norman leaders is a key theme of the narrative - a line of ambitious and ruthless soldiers that ran from Robert Guiscard and Bohemond to Roger II and Tancred
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Brown, Paul
Dewey number
945.703
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Normans
  • Normans
  • Italy, Southern
  • Mediterranean Region
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Mercenaries to conquerors : Norman warfare in the eleventh- and twelfth-century Meditterranean, Paul Brown
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059663486
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
ix, 251 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781473828476
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)936145892
Label
Mercenaries to conquerors : Norman warfare in the eleventh- and twelfth-century Meditterranean, Paul Brown
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059663486
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
ix, 251 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781473828476
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)936145892

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