The Anglo-Saxon world / Nicholas J. Higham and Martin J. Ryan.

Author
Higham, N. J. [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • New Haven : Yale University Press, [2013]
  • ©2013.
Description
xv, 477 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 26 cm

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The Anglo-Saxon period, stretching from the fifth to the late eleventh century, begins with the Roman retreat from the Western worlds and ends with the Norman takeover of England. Between these epochal events, many of the contours and patterns of English life that would endure for the next millennium were shaped. In this authoritative work, Nicholas Higham and Martin Ryan re-examine Anglo-Saxon England in the light of new research in disciplines as wide-ranging as historical genetics, palaeobotany, archaeology, literary studies, art history and numismatics. The result is the definitive introduction to the Anglo-Saxon world, enhanced with a rich array of photographs, maps, genealogies and other illustrations.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. [443]-458) and index.
Contents
Britain, in and out of the Roman Empire -- The origins of England -- From tribal chieftains to Christian kings -- The Mercian supremacies -- The Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings, c. 825-900 -- Conquest, reform, and the making of England -- The age of Æthelred -- The transformation of Anglo-Saxon England.
ISBN
  • 9780300125344 (hardback)
  • 0300125348 (hardback)
LCCN
2013005724
OCLC
813392720
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