The Age of Robert Guiscard: Southern Italy and the Northern Conquest

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Routledge, Jul 10, 2014 - History - 342 pages
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Founded upon an unrivalled knowledge of the original sources for the conquest, this is a cogent and lucid analysis of a key medieval subject hitherto largely ignored by historians.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Chapter I Southern Italy before the Normans
12
Chapter II The coming of the Normans
60
Chapter III The conquest of the mainland
92
Chapter IV The conquest of Sicily
146
Chapter V The Normans the papacy and the two empires
186
Chapter VI Government and society in Norman Italy
234
Conclusion
291
Genealogical tables
297
Maps
307
A brief guide to further reading
314
Index
321
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