The Normans in European History


Read by Pamela Nagami

(4.9 stars; 13 reviews)

Wherever their ships took them, the Normans (Northman) were ruthless conquerors but gifted governors. These eight lectures, given in Boston in 1915 by the eminent Harvard medievalist, Charles Homer Haskins, chronicle the achievements of these descendants of the Vikings, whose genius for assimilation transformed them into French, English, and Sicilian citizens of well-run states. Haskins discusses the great William the Conqueror and Henry II, the impetuous Richard the Lion-Hearted, and the hapless King John. The Normans founded the Kingdom of Sicily in which there was religious toleration and a Saracen bureaucracy, and left us a moving picture of themselves in the Bayeux Tapestry. (summary by Pamela Nagami) (7 hr 5 min)

Chapters

Preface 2:57 Read by Pamela Nagami
Normandy and Its Place in History, Part 1 21:53 Read by Pamela Nagami
Normandy and Its Place in History, Part 2 21:06 Read by Pamela Nagami
The Coming of the Northmen, Part 1 24:21 Read by Pamela Nagami
The Coming of the Northmen, Part 2 23:21 Read by Pamela Nagami
Normandy and England, Part 1 29:36 Read by Pamela Nagami
Normandy and England, Part 2 28:00 Read by Pamela Nagami
The Norman Empire, Part 1 28:58 Read by Pamela Nagami
The Norman Empire, Part 2 22:42 Read by Pamela Nagami
Normandy and France, Part 1 28:04 Read by Pamela Nagami
Normandy and France, Part 2 25:38 Read by Pamela Nagami
Norman Life and Culture, Part 1 38:04 Read by Pamela Nagami
Norman Life and Culture, Part 2 35:12 Read by Pamela Nagami
The Normans and the South, Part 1 26:16 Read by Pamela Nagami
The Normans and the South, Part 2 17:06 Read by Pamela Nagami
The Norman Kingdom of Sicily, Part 1 25:40 Read by Pamela Nagami
The Norman Kingdom of Sicily, Part 2 26:45 Read by Pamela Nagami

Reviews

NORMANS


(5 stars)

I always thought that Britain made the Norman conquered great I was wrong. A wealth of unexpected information.


(4.5 stars)

Great book for an overview of the Normans. Would recommend.