The Inception of the Career of the Normans in Italy--Legend and History

@article{Joranson1948TheIO,
  title={The Inception of the Career of the Normans in Italy--Legend and History},
  author={Einar Joranson},
  journal={Speculum},
  year={1948},
  volume={23},
  pages={353 - 396}
}
THE subject here proposed involves a rather knotty source problem. Two traditions of uncertain origin, which seem not to have been put into writing before the last third of the eleventh century, give us to understand that the initial emigration from Normandy to Italy, in the year 1017, resulted from an antecedent sojourn of Norman pilgrims on Italian soil. Is either of these traditions worthy some credence, or must they both be regarded as essentially fabulous? Every position hitherto taken on… 
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