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Anglo-Saxon myths : state and church, 400-1066

Author: Nicholas Brooks
Publisher: London ; Rio Grande, Ohio : Hambledon Press, ©2000.
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In this collection of essays Nicholas Brooks explores some of the earliest and most problematical sources, both written and archaeological, for early English history. In his hands, the structure and functions of Anglo-Saxon origin stories and charters (whether authentic or forged) illuminate English political and social structures, as well as ecclesiastical, urban and rural landscapes. As well as previously  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Church history
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Brooks, Nicholas.
Anglo-Saxon myths.
London ; Rio Grande, Ohio : Hambledon Press, ©2000
(DLC) 99058288
(OCoLC)42892210
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Brooks
ISBN: 9780826457929 0826457924
OCLC Number: 317891996
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 308 pages) : illustrations, maps
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: History and myth, forgery and truth --
Introduction to 'the making of England' --
The creation and early structure of the kingdom of Kent --
The formation of the Mercian Kingdom --
The English origin myth --
The ecclesiastical topography of early Medieval Canterbury --
The cathedral community at Canterbury, 597-1070 --
The career of St. Dunstan --
Anglo-Saxon charters : a review of work, 1953-73 : with a postscript on the period 1973-98 --
A new charter of King Edgar --
The Micheldever forgery --
Romney Marsh in the early Middle Ages.
Responsibility: Nicholas Brooks.

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In this collection of essays Nicholas Brooks explores some of the earliest and most problematical sources, both written and archaeological, for early English history. In his hands, the structure and functions of Anglo-Saxon origin stories and charters (whether authentic or forged) illuminate English political and social structures, as well as ecclesiastical, urban and rural landscapes. As well as previously published essays, Anglo-Saxon Myths: State and Church, 400-1066 includes a new account of the English origin myth and a review of the developments in the study of Anglo-Saxon charters over.

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