La première Normandie (Xe–XIe siècles): sur les frontières de la haute Normandie: identité et construction d’une principauté
Caen, Presses Universitaires de Caen, (2004)
In the 1990s medieval historians were very preoccupied with border studies. No sooner had the dust settled on the collapse of the Berlin Wall than medievalists were taking advantage of no frills air travel to jet off and discuss borders, frontiers and marches. English interest in the history of Normandy predates the era of mass travel, however, for the events of 1066 gave us an almost proprietorial interest in the emergence of the territorial principality on the other side of the English Channel that had provided the Norman kings and the Anglo-Norman aristocracy. The publication therefore of this important new work by Pierre Bauduin, Maître de Conferences at the Université de Caen, is to be warmly welcomed.