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2 edition of introduction to Anglo-Saxon England. found in the catalog.

introduction to Anglo-Saxon England.

Peter Hunter Blair

introduction to Anglo-Saxon England.

by Peter Hunter Blair

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Published by Cambridge University Press in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

First ed. 1956.

The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 381p., [16]p. of plates :
Number of Pages381
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19943791M

"An Introduction to Anglo-Saxon England, 2nd edition" (hereafter, IASE) by Peter Hunter Blair is exactly as it is titled. It is fairly thorough for an introductory book and would be well-suited for someone new to A-S England history, but more advanced A-S scholars might find it a bit too basic.4/5(4). ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Includes index. Description: pages: illustrations, plates ; 23 cm: Other Titles: Anglo-Saxon England.

Old English literature, or Anglo-Saxon literature, encompasses literature written in Old English, in Anglo-Saxon England from the 7th century to the decades after the Norman Conquest of "Cædmon's Hymn", composed in the 7th century, according to Bede, is often considered as the oldest surviving poem in written in the midth century represents some of the latest post. I INTRODUCTION: THE ORIGINS OF THE ANGLO-SAXON KINGDOMS 1 Written sources: British 1 Written sources: Anglo-Saxon 3 Archaeological evidence 5 The political structure of Anglo-Saxon England c. 9 The nature of early Anglo-Saxon kingship 15 Sources for the study of kings and kingdoms from the seventh to the ninth centuries 19 II KENT 25 Sources

Anglo-Saxons, name given to the Germanic-speaking peoples who settled in England after the decline of Roman rule there. They were first invited by the Celtic King Vortigern, who needed help fighting the Picts and Angles (Lat. Angli), who are mentioned in Tacitus' Germania, seem to have come from what is now Schleswig in the later decades of the 5th cent.   "An Introduction to Anglo-Saxon England, 2nd edition" (hereafter, IASE) by Peter Hunter Blair is exactly as it is titled. It is fairly thorough for an introductory book and would be well-suited for someone new to A-S England history, but more advanced A-S scholars might find it a bit too basic/5(6).


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"An Introduction to Anglo-Saxon England, 2nd edition" (hereafter, IASE) by Peter Hunter Blair is exactly as it is titled. It is fairly thorough for an introductory book and would be well-suited for someone new to A-S England history, but more advanced A-S scholars might find it a bit too by: 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/5. This is a lucid, authoritative and well-balanced account of Anglo-Saxon history.

The third edition includes an introduction by Simon Keynes. Between the end of the Roman occupation 3/5(1). This book is a brief introduction to the political, social, religious, and cultural history of Anglo-Saxon England.

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by Peter Hunter Blair Published by University Press in Cambridge [Eng.].Cited by: This book was last updated in the late 's and so it is not as up to date as can be. Having said that, it is simply the greatest single volume exposition of the Anglo-Saxon History of England ever written.

It is the traditional exposition of the post-Roman migration of continental Germans to Britain/5(49). Genre/Form: History: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Hunter Blair, Peter, Introduction to Anglo-Saxon England.

Cambridge [Eng.]. Old English (Anglo-Saxon) is the earliest recorded stage of English, spoken in Britain during the early Middle Ages. A wealth of literature and poetry is written in the language, including justly famous works such as The Battle of Maldon, The Wanderer, and above all English is also the starting point for the study of the history of the English language, and a gateway to Germanic.

Anglo-Saxon England: a Bibliographical Handbook 2 [A17] N.J. Higham, The English Conquest: Gildas and Britain in the Fifth Century (); N.J. Higham, An English Empire: Bede and the Early Anglo-Saxon Kings (); N.

Higham, The Convert Kings: Power and Religious Affiliation in Early Anglo-Saxon England () - trilogy on the origins of England. "An Introduction to Anglo-Saxon England, 2nd edition" (hereafter, IASE) by Peter Hunter Blair is exactly as it is titled.

It is fairly thorough for an introductory book and would be well-suited for someone new to A-S England history, but more advanced A 4/5(3). Genre/Form: History: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Hunter Blair, Peter, Introduction to Anglo-Saxon England.

Cambridge [Eng.] University. Frank Stenton's Anglo-Saxon England book charts the Anglo Saxon's progress through Britain over years. The edition I have was published in after his death in when his wife undertook to finish the work he had been doing on the new book, updating old evidence and adding new evidence/5.

An Introduction to Anglo-Saxon England (Anglo-Saxon studies) £ Temporarily out of stock. This is a lucid, authoritative and well-balanced account of Anglo-Saxon history. Peter Hunter Blair's book has achieved classic status, and is published now with a new, up-to-date bibliography prepared by Simon Keynes.

Between the end of the Roman /5(5). Get this from a library. An introduction to Anglo-Saxon England. [Peter Hunter Blair] -- "Between the end of the Roman occupation and the coming of the Normans, England was settled by Germanic races; the kingdom as a political unit was created, heathenism yielded to a vigorous Christian.

This third edition of Peter Hunter Blair's classic account of Anglo-Saxon history includes a wholly new introduction written by Simon Keynes. The first two chapters survey Anglo-Saxon England: its wars, its invaders, its peoples and its kings/5(72). From there Blair describes the development of Anglo-Saxon government and culture, giving lots of time to the Viking invasions and English attempts to fight back.

Overall, this book is a very good, fast-paced (only 75 pages!) guide to the Anglo-Saxon age/5(50). A world of literature has survived from Anglo-Saxon England, wide-ranging in subject matter and varied in literary approach.

The literature encompasses (among other things) exciting tales of heroic action about Beowulf and other legendary figures, expressions of Christian teaching, meditations on the great questions of life and death, and ingenious and playful compositions.

Book Description: The Anglo-Saxon period, stretching from the fifth to the late eleventh century, begins with the Roman retreat from the Western world and ends with the Norman takeover of England.

Between these epochal events, many of the contours and patterns of English life that would endure for the next millennium were shaped. This book is an easy read on the ancient history of England when the country was ruled by kings in many different areas of the island.

It also covered the first king that united the country, King Alfred. The book was well researched and is not boring. 21 people found this helpful/5(77). Written by three of the leading historians of the Anglo-Saxon period, this is easily the best introduction to its subject.

The writing is authoritative yet accessible, giving a good idea not only of the course of Anglo-Saxon history, but also of the problems with the sources and of disputes within the historical by: The Anglo-Saxon Age: A Very Short Introduction covers the era from the emergence of the earliest English settlements around the year ad to the Norman victory in providing a brief introduction to the political, social, religious, and cultural history of Anglo-Saxon Britain.

The Anglo-Saxon age lasted for years. This period encompassed an age that shaped England's landscape and.COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.