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Robert Guiscard: Portrait of a Warlord


This is the first of two volumes of translated and annotated texts and essays on the Normans in eleventh century southern Italy and Sicily. The first, which includes William of Apulia's Gesta, one of the 'key' texts of the eleventh century, focuses on Robert Guiscard 'the terror of the world', the most effective and arguably the last of the great Norman warlords. It was Robert who finally established a permanent Norman presence in southern Italy in the 1050s and 1060s replacing Lombard and Byzantine rule with Norman ...

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Robert Guiscard: Portrait of a Warlord
2016, Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN-13: 9781532755880


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