The Normans in European History

Charles Homer HASKINS (1870 - 1937)

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)

Genre(s): War & Military, Biography & Autobiography, History

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface Pamela Nagami
00:02:57
Play 01 Normandy and Its Place in History, Part 1 Pamela Nagami
00:21:53
Play 02 Normandy and Its Place in History, Part 2 Pamela Nagami
00:21:06
Play 03 The Coming of the Northmen, Part 1 Pamela Nagami
00:24:21
Play 04 The Coming of the Northmen, Part 2 Pamela Nagami
00:23:21
Play 05 Normandy and England, Part 1 Pamela Nagami
00:29:36
Play 06 Normandy and England, Part 2 Pamela Nagami
00:28:00
Play 07 The Norman Empire, Part 1 Pamela Nagami
00:28:58
Play 08 The Norman Empire, Part 2 Pamela Nagami
00:22:42
Play 09 Normandy and France, Part 1 Pamela Nagami
00:28:04
Play 10 Normandy and France, Part 2 Pamela Nagami
00:25:38
Play 11 Norman Life and Culture, Part 1 Pamela Nagami
00:38:04
Play 12 Norman Life and Culture, Part 2 Pamela Nagami
00:35:12
Play 13 The Normans and the South, Part 1 Pamela Nagami
00:26:16
Play 14 The Normans and the South, Part 2 Pamela Nagami
00:17:06
Play 15 The Norman Kingdom of Sicily, Part 1 Pamela Nagami
00:25:40
Play 16 The Norman Kingdom of Sicily, Part 2 Pamela Nagami
00:26:45