The Sword in Anglo-Saxon England: Its Archaeology and Literature

The 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…  See more details below

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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:
9780851157160
Publisher:
Boydell & Brewer, Limited
Publication date:
11/19/1998
Series:
The Sword in Anglo-Saxon England Series
Pages:
286
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.61(d)

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