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An introduction to Anglo-Saxon England

Author: Peter Hunter Blair
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1977.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2d edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hunter Blair, Peter, 1912-1982.
Introduction to Anglo-Saxon England.
Cambridge [Eng.] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1977
(OCoLC)767565573
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Hunter Blair
ISBN: 0521216508 9780521216500 0521292190 9780521292191 0521042690 9780521042697
OCLC Number: 3361064
Description: xv, 379 pages, [8] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The last days of Roman Britain --
The enemies of Roman Britain --
Traditions about the invasions --
The evidence of archaeology and place-names --
Geographical factors --
The kingdoms of the southern English --
The northern English --
Movements toward unity --
The Scandinavian background --
The Norse approace to Britain --
The Danish invasions --
Consolidation in Wessex --
The creation of the kingdom of England --
Aethelred the unready --
Danish rule --
Edward the confessor and the end of the Anglo-Saxon state --
St. Augustine's mission --
Anglo-Saxon heathenism --
The Celtic mission and the conflict with Rome --
The Roman triumph --
The church in early English society --
The English mission to the continent --
The church and the Vikings --
The monastic revival --
The last century of the Anglo-Saxon church --
The rule of kings --
The growth of monarchy --
King and court --
The king's council --
Local government --
The country --
The countryside --
Towns and trade --
Language --
Orthography --
The growth of scholarship --
Vernacular poetry --
Alfred and the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle --
Learning in the new monasticism.
Responsibility: Peter Hunter Blair.

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'This is a general history intended for the novice and it is, I think, a quite remarkably successful production ! Anyone who knows next to nothing of the period could read Mr Hunter Blair's book and Read more...

 
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