This third edition of Peter Hunter Blair's classic account of Anglo-Saxon history includes a completely new introduction written by Simon Keynes. The first two chapters survey Anglo-Saxon England: its wars and invasions, people and kings. The remaining chapters cover specific aspects of its culture: Church, government, economy and literary achievement. Blair uses illustrations and a wide range of sources--documents, archaeological evidence and place names--to depict the period realistically. (Keynes has also prepared a thoroughly updated bibliography.) Second Edition Hb (1977): 0-521-21650-8 Second Edition Pb (1977): 0-521-29219-0
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.51(w) x 8.39(h) x 0.98(d)|
Table of ContentsList of illustrations; Preface to the third edition; Introduction: Changing perceptions of Anglo-Saxon history Simon Keynes; 1. The foundations of England; 2. Britain and the Vikings; 3. The Church; 4. Government; 5. Economy; 6. Letters; Select bibliography; Index.