By Barbara M. Kreutz
Histories of medieval Europe have usually missed southern Italy, having a look south simply within the Norman interval. but Southern Italy within the 9th and 10th centuries was once a posh and colourful international that merits to be greater understood. In Before the Normans, Barbara M. Kreutz writes the 1st smooth learn in English of the land, political constructions, and cultures of southern Italy within the centuries earlier than the Norman conquests. This was once a pan-Meditteranean society, the place the Roman prior and Lombard-Germanic tradition met Byzantine and Islamic civilization, making a wealthy and strange mix.
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Before the Normans: Southern Italy in the Ninth and Tenth Centuries (The Middle Ages Series) by Barbara M. Kreutz