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Winning the West: the creation of lower Normandy, c. 889-c. 1087

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This thesis re-evaluates the chronology of Lower Normandy’s integration into the duchy growing around Rouen from the tenth century onwards. The introduction argues that modern accounts of Normandy’s development remain dependent on the works of Dudo of Saint-Quentin and Flodoard of Rheims. Difficulties with these authors and alternative approaches to Normandy’s early history are identified. It is argued that regional distinctions throughout the later duchy hindered efforts to bring about po...

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Kerrith Davies
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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