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Arthur's Britain : history and archaeology, AD 367-634

Author: Leslie Alcock
Publisher: Harmondsworth, Eng. ; Baltimore : Penguin, 1973, ©1971.
Series: Pelican books.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Alcock, Leslie.
Arthur's Britain.
Harmondsworth, Eng. ; Baltimore : Penguin, 1973, ©1971
(OCoLC)639567364
Named Person: Arthur, King.; Arthur, King.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leslie Alcock
ISBN: 0140213961 9780140213966
OCLC Number: 2337876
Notes: "A Pelican Book."
Description: xvii, 415 pages, 16 leaves of plates : illustrations, maps, plans ; 20 cm.
Contents: The nature of the evidence: Introduction ; Manuscripts ; Easter annals ; Narrative history ; Inscriptions ; Genealogies ; Homilies and other religious tracts ; Laws ; Poetry ; Chronology --
Three key texts: De excidio Britanniae ; The British Historical Miscellany ; The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle --
The Arthurian documents: The evidence of the Easter annals ; The evidence of the Historia Brittonum ; Some other potentially early evidence ; The Glastonbury exhumation ; Some general considerations --
The historical background, AD 367 --
490: Introduction ; Roman Britain and her problems ; Independent Britain ; The Saxon revolt and its aftermath --
The historical background, AD 490 --
634: The aftermath of Badon ; The early history of Wessex ; The other English kingdoms ; Celtic kingdoms of the west and north ; Early Christianity in Britain ; From Chester to Denisesburna --
The archaeological background: the nature of the evidence: Introduction ; Preservation ; Discovery ; Excavation ; Typology ; Chronology ; Topography --
The culture of Roman and sub-Roman Britain: The material culture of Roman Britain ; Change and continuity ; The early fifth century --
The culture of the Britons, AD 450 --
650: Dating evidence, AD 450 --
650 ; Secular sites, principally with imported pottery ; Artefacts and activities ; Religious monuments --
The enemies of the Britons 1: Picts and Scots: The Scotti in Ireland ; The Scotti in Britain ; The Picts --
The enemies of the Britons 2: the English: The ancestral English ; The pagan English: the evidence of cemeteries ; The evidence of settlements ; The conversion of the English ; Relations between Britons and English --
Economy, society and warfare: The economy of the Britons and their enemies ; Heroic society ; Weapons, tactics and strategy --
Arthur and Britain: Bibliography and references ; Index.
Series Title: Pelican books.
Responsibility: Leslie Alcock.

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