This is an important new study of the impact of the Norman Conquest. It provides the first full explanation of how the English and the Normans merged to become the same people. The author draws on anthropological theory, the latest scholarship on Anglo-Norman England, and sources ranging from legal documents to romances....
|Title||:||The English and the Normans: Ethnic Hostility, Assimilation, and Identity 1066-C.1220|
|Number of Pages||:||462 Pages|
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The English and the Normans: Ethnic Hostility, Assimilation, and Identity 1066-C.1220 Reviews
Details, details. This book is very much for specialists. I got bogged down in all of the details. Thomas is basically reviewing the evidence but without really coming to a conclusion. Why did the Normans assimilate when in other situations, the invaders did not? Why did the Normans assimilate to the English rather than the other way around? Thomas looks at the subject through various lenses--the religious, marriages, the working class. But he's mostly speculating.