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The Resource A short history of the Anglo-Saxons, Henrietta Leyser

A short history of the Anglo-Saxons, Henrietta Leyser

Label
A short history of the Anglo-Saxons
Title
A short history of the Anglo-Saxons
Statement of responsibility
Henrietta Leyser
Title variation
Anglo-Saxons
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
''Here lies our leader all cut down, the valiant man in the dust.' The elegiac words of the Battle of Maldon, an epic poem written to celebrate the bravery of an English army defeated by Viking raiders in 991, emerge from a diverse literature - including Beowulf and Bede's Ecclesiastical History - produced by the people known as the Anglo-Saxons: Germanic tribes who migrated to Britain from Lower Saxony and Denmark in the early fifth century CE. The era once known as the 'Dark Ages' was marked by stunning cultural advances, and Henrietta Leyser here offers a fresh analysis of exciting recent discoveries made in the archaeology and art of the Anglo-Saxon world. Arguing that the desperate struggle (led by Alfred the Great) against the Vikings helped define a distinctively English sensibility, the author explores relations with the indigenous British, the Anglo-Saxon conversion to Christianity, the ascendancy of Mercia and the rise of Wessex. This vivid history evokes both the emergent kingdoms of Alfred and Offa and the golden treasures of Sutton Hoo. It will appeal to students of early medieval history and to all those who wish to understand how England was born"-- Publisher description
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Cataloging source
NLE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Leyser, Henrietta
Dewey number
942.01
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DA152
LC item number
.L49 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
I.B. Tauris short histories
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Anglo-Saxons
  • Great Britain
  • Anglo-Saxons
  • Great Britain
Label
A short history of the Anglo-Saxons, Henrietta Leyser
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-206) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
After the Romans -- The arrival of Christianity -- Monks and mission -- A Mercian century -- King Alfred, the Vikings and the rise of Wessex -- Godes rice: God's kingdom -- The Viking return -- England tempore regis Edwardi
Control code
ocn964357268
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvi, 234 pages
Isbn
9781780765990
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781780766003
  • (OCoLC)964357268
Label
A short history of the Anglo-Saxons, Henrietta Leyser
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-206) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
After the Romans -- The arrival of Christianity -- Monks and mission -- A Mercian century -- King Alfred, the Vikings and the rise of Wessex -- Godes rice: God's kingdom -- The Viking return -- England tempore regis Edwardi
Control code
ocn964357268
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvi, 234 pages
Isbn
9781780765990
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781780766003
  • (OCoLC)964357268

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