In the period A.D. 400-1100, perhaps more than in any other, it is necessary to bring together the results of historical, archaeological and place-name studies. Each provides information that is either badly preserved or not preserved at all in the other two, but it is not always realised how great are the difficulties involves in co-ordination and integration. This book, originally published in 1962, draws attention to the problems and provides a basis for discussion.
Table of Contents
Foreword. Preface 1. Introduction 2. Historical Evidence 3. Archaeological Evidence 4. Linguistic Evidence 5. Britons, Anglo-Saxons and Picts 6. Scandinavians 7. The Conflict of Scholars 8. The Conflict of Conceptions 9. Conclusion