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An introduction to Anglo-Saxon England

Author: Peter Hunter Blair
Publisher: Cambridge, UK : Cambridge University Press, [2006], ©2003.
Series: Anglo-Saxon studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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This third edition of Peter Hunter Blair's classic account of Anglo-Saxon history includes a new introduction by Simon Keynes. Hunter Blair uses illustrations and a wide range of sources - documents,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Hunter Blair
ISBN: 0521830850 9780521830850 0521537770 9780521537773
OCLC Number: 426433738
Notes: Reprint.
Description: xxxv, 383 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Changing perceptions of Anglo-Saxon history / Simon Keynes --
Ch. I. The Foundations of England --
1. The last days of Roman Britain --
2. The enemies of Roman Britain --
3. Traditions about the invasions --
4. The evidence of archaeology and place-names --
5. Geographical factors --
6. The kingdoms of the southern English --
7. The northern English --
8. Movements towards unity --
Ch. II. Britain and the Vikings --
1. The Scandinavian background --
2. The Norse approach to Britain --
3. The Danish invasions --
4. Consolidation in Wessex --
5. The creation of the kingdom of England --
6. Aethelred the Unready --
7. Danish rule --
8. Edward the Confessor and the end of the Anglo-Saxon state --
Ch. III. The Church --
1. St. Augustine's mission --
2. Anglo-Saxon heathenism --
3. The Celtic mission and the conflict with Rome --
4. The Roman triumph --
5. The Church in early English society --
6. The English mission to the Continent --
7. The Church and the Vikings --
8. The monastic revival --
9. The last century of the Anglo-Saxon Church --
Ch. IV. Government --
1. The rule of kings --
2. The growth of monarchy --
3. King and court --
4. The king's council --
5. Local government --
Ch. V. Economy --
1. The country --
2. The countryside --
3. Town and trade --
Ch. VI. Letters --
1. Language --
2. Orthography --
3. The growth of scholarship --
4. Vernacular poetry --
5. Alfred and the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle --
6. Learning in the new monasticism.
Series Title: Anglo-Saxon studies.
Responsibility: Peter Hunter Blair ; with a new introduction by Simon Keynes.

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'... the passage of time has only made more obvious the book's remarkable qualities ... it remains a heroic achievement.' Teachers of Old English in Britian and Ireland

 
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