Before the Normans: Southern Italy in the Ninth and Tenth Centuries

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University of Pennsylvania Press, Jan 1, 1996 - History - 268 pages
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Histories of medieval Europe have typically ignored southern Italy, looking south only in the Norman period. Yet Southern Italy in the ninth and tenth centuries was a complex and vibrant world that deserves to be better understood. In Before the Normans, Barbara M. Kreutz writes the first modern study in English of the land, political structures, and cultures of southern Italy in the two centuries before the Norman conquests. This was a pan-Meditteranean society, where the Roman past and Lombard-Germanic culture met Byzantine and Islamic civilization, creating a rich and unusual mix.

  

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Contents

The Beginnings
1
The First Arab Impact
18
A Carolingian Crusade
36
Firming the Elements
55
Amalii in Context
75
Salernos Southern Italy in the Tenth Century
94
The Late Tenth Century and South Italian Structures
116
Campania and Its Culture in the Tenth Century
137
The Eleventh Century and After
150
Notes
159
The Southern Lombard Rulers 7581000
209
Index
221
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Barbara M. Kreutz was Dean Emeritus of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences of Bryn Mawr College.

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