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Sword in Anglo-Saxon England: Its Archaeology and Literature
     

Sword in Anglo-Saxon England: Its Archaeology and Literature

by Hilda Ellis Davidson
 
This book is an invaluable exploration of the significance of the sword as symbol and weapon in the Anglo-Saxon world, using archaeological and literary evidence. The first part of the book, a careful study of the disposition of swords found in peat bogs, in graves, lakes and rivers, yields information on religious and social practices. The second is concerned with

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This book is an invaluable exploration of the significance of the sword as symbol and weapon in the Anglo-Saxon world, using archaeological and literary evidence. The first part of the book, a careful study of the disposition of swords found in peat bogs, in graves, lakes and rivers, yields information on religious and social practices. The second is concerned with literary sources, especially Beowulf.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780851153551
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
07/01/1994
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
288

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