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Migration and mythmaking in Anglo-Saxon England

Author: Nicholas Howe
Publisher: Notre Dame, Ind. : University of Notre Dame Press, [2001], ©1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A revisionist interpretation of Anglo-Saxon England. Nicholas Howe proposes that the Anglo-Saxons fashioned a myth out of the 5th-century migration of their Germanic ancestors to Britain. He traces  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Church history
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Howe
ISBN: 026803463X 9780268034634
OCLC Number: 45829090
Notes: Originally published: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©1989. With a new introduction to this paperback ed.
Description: xxi, 198 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. The Persistence of the Migration Myth --
2. The Making of the Migration Myth --
3. Exodus and the Ancestral History of the Anglo-Saxons --
4. Conversion and Return: From Island to Continent --
5. Beowulf and the Ancestral Homeland.
Responsibility: Nicholas Howe.

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