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Folly and fortune in early British history : from Caesar to the Normans

Author: Kenneth G Henshall
Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
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Folly and Fortune in Early British History attempts to restore human beings, with all their vagaries, to a central role in history. The emphasis is on human foolishness as a driver of history, including epochal turning-points. Many historians believe it impossible to evaluate folly in a bygone era, but Henshall disagrees, and assesses key actions from the perspective of Chaos Theory -- that is, the degree of  Read more...
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History
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Henshall, Kenneth G.
Folly and fortune in early British history.
Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008
(OCoLC)180470280
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth G Henshall
ISBN: 9780230583795 0230583792
OCLC Number: 314773412
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Awards: Winner of Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2009
Description: 1 online resource (334 pages)
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: List of Tables and Illustrations --
Preface: About This Book --
Introduction: Humans, History, Folly, and Fortune --
The Roman Eagle Lands --
The Coming of the Pagans --
The Improbable Norman Conquest --
So Just How Foolish or Fortunate Have We Been? --
Appendix I: The Question of Arthur --
Appendix II: Timeline --
Appendix III: Chronology of Kings and Overlords of England from the Anglo-Saxon Advent to the Norman Conquest --
Bibliography of References.
Responsibility: Kenneth Henshall.

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Focusing on pivotal points in Early British History, this book examines the role of folly and fortune in major events in Britain from Caesar's expeditions to the Norman Conquest. By examining the  Read more...

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