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Lords of the North Sea: A Comparative Study of Aristocratic Territory in the North Sea World in the Tenth and Eleventh Centuries

@article{Mansfield2014LordsOT,
  title={Lords of the North Sea: A Comparative Study of Aristocratic Territory in the North Sea World in the Tenth and Eleventh Centuries},
  author={Anthony Mansfield},
  journal={Networks and Neighbours},
  year={2014},
  volume={2},
  pages={46-70}
}
  • A. Mansfield
  • Published 31 January 2014
  • History
  • Networks and Neighbours
The paper is a comparative study on the aristocrats of eastern England, eastern Normandy, western Flanders and central Norway. This comparison will specifically investigate the aristocratic understanding of territory between the mid-tenth and mid-eleventh centuries. Currently in English historiography a ‘maximum view’ prevails promoting strong centralised states centred on powerful kings. However, this paper intends to challenge the ‘maximum’ paradigm through a comparative framework of North… 
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