Normans book from Yale
Wednesday, 23 February 2022
This week Yale published a significant new book on the Normans called 'The Normans: Power, Conquest and Culture in 11th Century Europe' by Judith A. Green (Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Edinburgh). Yale’s publicity says “Green shows the Normans’ profound impact, from drastic change in England to laying the foundations for unification in Sicily, to their contribution to the First Crusade. Going beyond the familiar, she looks at personal dynastic relationships and the important part women played in what at first sight seems a resolutely masculine world.” The author notes in the Preface the assistance of David Bates, a name needing no introduction to English Monarchs series readers.
A review by Sally A. Vaughn (University of Houston) was included in the publicity where she commented that the book is a “...portrait of evolving Norman identity, character, impact and achievement in a bold new perspective."