The Normans

The Normans

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The Normans were a relatively short-lived cultural and political phenomenon. They emerged early in the tenth century and had disappeared off the map by the mid-thirteenth century. Drawing on the archaeological and historical evidence, this title examines how the Normans were able to conquer and dominate signficant parts of Europe.It was characterised by the use of rounded arches, massive supports and heavy, solidwalling and, for themostpart, wasplain, ... During thefirst half of the twelfthcenturythere can be seen a clear fusionamong Norman, Saxon and Viking motifs, both in ... The factthat craftsmen weretrained in several skillsis demonstrated inan artistsa#39; manual, Diversis Artigus c.1100, ... Twelfthcentury AngloNorman capitals incorporated awide range ofdesigns and were sometimesextraordinarily ornate, withanbsp;...

Title:The Normans
Author: Trevor Rowley
Publisher:The History Press - 2013-06-01

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