The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle / Edition 1

The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle / Edition 1

by Michael J. Swanton
     
 

The first continuous national history of any western people in their own language, The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle traces the history of early England from the migration of the Saxon war-lords, through Roman Britain, the onslaught of the Vikings, the Norman Conquest and on through the reign of Stephen.

Michael Swanton's translation is the most complete and

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Overview

The first continuous national history of any western people in their own language, The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle traces the history of early England from the migration of the Saxon war-lords, through Roman Britain, the onslaught of the Vikings, the Norman Conquest and on through the reign of Stephen.

Michael Swanton's translation is the most complete and faithful reading ever published. Extensive notes draw on the latest evidence of paleographers, archaeologists and textual and social historians to place these annals in the context of current knowledge. Fully indexed and complemented by maps and genealogical tables, this edition allows ready access to one of the prime sources of English national culture. The introduction provides all the information a first-time reader could need, cutting an easy route through often complicated matters. Also includes nine maps.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415921299
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

Note on the Texts and Abbreviations

THE ANGLO-SAXON CHRONICLE

Maps

Genealogical Tables

Bibliography

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