The Age of Sutton Hoo: The Seventh Century in North-Western Europe

The Age of Sutton Hoo: The Seventh Century in North-Western Europe

ISBN-10:
0851153615
ISBN-13:
9780851153612
Pub. Date:
07/26/2010
Publisher:
Boydell & Brewer, Limited

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The Age of Sutton Hoo: The Seventh Century in North-Western Europe

'The Sutton Hoo 'princely' burials play a pivotal role in any modern discussion of Germanic kingship.'EARLY MEDIEVAL EUROPE The age of Sutton Hoo runs from the fifth to the eighth century AD - a dark and difficult age, where hard evidence is rare, but glittering and richly varied. Myths, king-lists, place-names, sagas, palaces, belt-buckles, middens and graves are all grist to the archaeologist's mill. This book celebrates the anniversary of the discovery of that most famous burial at Sutton Hoo. Fifty years ago this great treasure, now in the British Museum, was unearthed from the centre of a ninety-foot-long ship buried on remote Suffolk heathland. Included in this volume are 23 wide-ranging essays on the Age of Sutton Hoo and director Martin Carver's summary of the latest excavations, which represent the current state of knowledge about this extraordinary site. That it still has secrets to reveal is shown by the last-minute discovery of a striking burial of a young noble with his horse and grave goods.M.O.H. CARVER is Professor of Archaeology at York University, and Director of the Sutton Hoo Research Project.

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ISBN-13: 9780851153612
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer, Limited
Publication date: 07/26/2010
Edition description: REPRINT
Pages: 456
Sales rank: 933,508
Product dimensions: 6.77(w) x 9.61(h) x 1.26(d)

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