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Normans in European History

Charles Homer Haskins

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)

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)
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History

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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)

Language:

English

Narrators:

Pamela Nagami

Length:

7h 5m


Chapters

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02:55

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

02:58


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

21:54


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

21:07


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

24:22


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

23:22


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

29:37


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

28:01


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

28:59


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

22:43


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

28:05


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

25:39


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

38:05


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

35:13


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

26:17


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

17:07


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

25:41


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

26:46