The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Anglo-Saxon England

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Widely acknowledged as the essential reference work for this period, this volume brings together more than 700 articles written by 150 top scholars that cover the people, places, activities, and creations of the Anglo-Saxons.

  • The only reference work to cover the history, archaeology, arts, architecture, literatures, and languages of England from the Roman withdrawal to the Norman Conquest (c.450 ? 1066 AD)
  • Includes over 700 alphabetical ...
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Overview

Widely acknowledged as the essential reference work for this period, this volume brings together more than 700 articles written by 150 top scholars that cover the people, places, activities, and creations of the Anglo-Saxons.

  • The only reference work to cover the history, archaeology, arts, architecture, literatures, and languages of England from the Roman withdrawal to the Norman Conquest (c.450 – 1066 AD)
  • Includes over 700 alphabetical entries written by 150 top scholars covering the people, places, activities, and creations of the Anglo-Saxons
  • Updated and expanded with 40 brand-new entries and a new appendix detailing "English Archbishops and Bishops, c.450-1066"
  • Accompanied by maps, line drawings, photos, a table of "English Rulers, c.450-1066," and a headword index to facilitate searching
  • An essential reference tool, both for specialists in the field, and for students looking for a thorough grounding in key topics of the period
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Editorial Reviews

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“Summing Up: Recommended.  Lower-level undergraduates and above; general readers.”  (Choice, 1 July 2014)

Praise for Previous Edition:

"This volume is a major achievement of extensive and durable value. All students of Anglo-Saxon England, at whatever level, will wish to have it at hand."
English Historical Review

"This is a great addition to the works of reference available to students of Anglo-Saxon England at every level: one never opens the book without learning something."
Notes and Queries

"Lapidge, et al. have compiled a unique storehouse of knowledge, a synthesized compendium of classic and contemporary research from a wide array of interdisciplinary fields within Anglo-Saxon and medieval studies"
H-Net Reviews

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470656327
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/18/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 608
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Lapidge is Emeritus Elrington and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon at the University of Cambridge, and Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge.

John Blair is Professor of Medieval History and Archaeology at the University of Oxford, and Fellow of The Queen's College, Oxford.

Simon Keynes is Elrington and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon at the University of Cambridge, and Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge.

Donald Scragg is Emeritus Professor of Anglo-Saxon Studies at the University of Manchester.

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations vi

List of Contributors viii

Preface to the Second Edition xi

Preface to the First Edition xiii

List of Abbreviations xv

THE ENCYCLOPEDIA ENTRIES 1

Appendix I: Rulers of the English, c.450 - 1066 521

Appendix II: Archbishops and Bishops, 597 - 1066 539

Note on Maps 9 - 12 567

Index of Contributors 573

Classified Index of Head-words 579

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