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By Barbara M. Kreutz

Histories of medieval Europe have mostly overlooked southern Italy, having a look south in simple terms within the Norman interval. but Southern Italy within the 9th and 10th centuries used to be a posh and colourful global that merits to be larger understood. In Before the Normans, Barbara M. Kreutz writes the 1st sleek learn in English of the land, political buildings, and cultures of southern Italy within the centuries earlier than the Norman conquests. This used to be a pan-Meditteranean society, the place the Roman prior and Lombard-Germanic tradition met Byzantine and Islamic civilization, making a wealthy and strange mix.

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