An Introduction to Anglo-Saxon England / Edition 3

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This third edition of Peter Hunter Blair's classic account of Anglo-Saxon history includes a completely new introduction written by Simon Keynes. The first two chapters survey Anglo-Saxon England: its wars and invasions, people and kings. The remaining chapters cover specific aspects of its culture: Church, government, economy and literary achievement. Blair uses illustrations and a wide range of sources—documents, archaeological evidence and place names—to depict the period realistically. (Keynes has also prepared a thoroughly updated bibliography.) Second Edition Hb (1977): 0-521-21650-8 Second Edition Pb (1977): 0-521-29219-0

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"This is a general history intended for the novice and it is, I think, a quite remarkably successful production." The New Statesman
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521537773
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/2010
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 440
  • Sales rank: 1,437,639
  • Product dimensions: 5.43 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Preface to the third edition; Introduction: Changing perceptions of Anglo-Saxon history Simon Keynes; 1. The foundations of England; 2. Britain and the Vikings; 3. The Church; 4. Government; 5. Economy; 6. Letters; Select bibliography; Index.

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