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Beyond the Burghal Hidage : Anglo-Saxon civil defence in the Viking age

Author: John T Baker, (Medieval historian); Stuart Brookes
Publisher: Leiden : Brill, 2013.
Series: History of warfare, v. 84.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Beyond the Burghal Hidage takes the study of Anglo-Saxon civil defence away from traditional historical and archaeological fields, and uses a groundbreaking interdisciplinary approach to examine warfare and public responses to organised violence through their impact on the landscape.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Military history
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2012049302
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John T Baker, (Medieval historian); Stuart Brookes
ISBN: 9004246053 9789004246058
OCLC Number: 840132437
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 480 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: List of Figures and TablesPrefaceAbbreviations1. Anglo-Saxon Civil Defence: Theory and Historical Context2. Characterizing Anglo-Saxon Civil Defence (Fortifications)3. Characterizing Anglo-Saxon Civil Defence (Communications)4. The Kennet5. Connections and Obstructions: The Thames in Anglo-Saxon Military Strategy6. The Defence of Kent7. Civil Defence and the English State, 800-1016BibliographyIndex
Series Title: History of warfare, v. 84.
Responsibility: by John Baker and Stuart Brookes.

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Winner of the 2013 Verbruggen prize, given annually by De Re Militari society for the best book on medieval military history.

 
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