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The English Warrior: From Earliest Times till 1066
     

The English Warrior: From Earliest Times till 1066

by Stephen Pollington
 

Using Old English and Old Norse documents together with archaeological and linguistic evidence Pollington discusses the warrior's role in early English society, his rights and duties, rituals of feasting and duelling as well as weapons and equipment, the social and legal nature of warfare, strategy and military logistics. Extracts from texts are presented in the

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Using Old English and Old Norse documents together with archaeological and linguistic evidence Pollington discusses the warrior's role in early English society, his rights and duties, rituals of feasting and duelling as well as weapons and equipment, the social and legal nature of warfare, strategy and military logistics. Extracts from texts are presented in the original Old English with modern translations and useful information, such as comparative sizes of swords and other weapons, is presented in tables. Appendices give original translations of three important military poems; the battles of Maldon, Finnsburh and Brunanburh. This new edition has been expanded with the results of recent research and more illustrations. This is a very useful book for enthusiast and researcher alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781898281429
Publisher:
Anglo-Saxon Books
Publication date:
12/31/2006
Pages:
313
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.00(d)

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