Ferdinand Chalandon
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) was a French
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 medievalist and Byzantinist.

Chalandon’s work remains the most substantial study of the Normans
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 in Italy
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 and though the details of what he wrote a hundred years ago have in places been modified, it remains the single most important work available to historians.

Being a former member of the École française de Rome, Ferdinand Chalandon was a winner of the Grand Prix Gobert in 1909.


  • Essai sur le règne d'Alexis Ier Comnène (1081-1118). Paris : A. Picard, 1900
  • La diplomatique des Normands de Sicile et de l'Italie méridionale. Mélanges d'archéologie et d'histoire de l'École française de Rome, 1900
  • Numismatique des Normands en Sicile, 1903
  • Histoire de la domination normande en Italie et en Sicile. Paris : A. Picard, 1907. Tome I & Tome II
  • Jean II Comnène, 1118-1143, et Manuel I Comnène, 1143-1180. Paris. 1912
  • Histoire de la Première Croisade jusqu'à l'élection de Godefroi de Bouillon

External links

Obituary and biographical notes The Normans: Historiography of Normans in Italy Il cronista dei normanni, Corriere della Sera
Corriere della Sera
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