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The English and the Normans

Ethnic Hostility, Assimilation, and Identity 1066-c.1220

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The English and the Normans by Hugh M. Thomas
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Since the Anglo-Norman period itself, the relations beween the English and the Normans have formed a subject of lively debate. For most of that time, however, complacency about the inevitability of assimilation and of the Anglicization of Normans after 1066 has ruled. This book first challenges that complacency, then goes on to provide the fullest explanation yet for why the two peoples merged and the Normans became English. Drawing on anthropological theory, the latest scholarship on Anglo-Norman England, and sources ranging from charters and legal documents to saints' lives and romances, it provides a complex exploration of ethnic relations on the levels of personal interaction, cultural assimilation, and the construction of identity. As a result, the work provides an important case study in pre-modern ethnic relations that combines both old and new approaches, and sheds new light on some of the most important developments in English history.
Release date NZ
May 1st, 2003
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Oxford University Press
Pages
474
Dimensions
163x241x31
ISBN-13
9780199251230
Product ID
2248682

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