OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

The Anglo-Saxon Age: A Very Short Introduction

ISBN : 9780192854032

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¥1,793
Author: 
John Blair
Pages
112 Pages
Format
Paperback
Size
114 x 179 mm
Pub date
Aug 2000
Series
Very Short Introductions

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  • Most comprehensive and authoritative short guide to the Anglo-Saxon age
  • Highly acclaimed text, first published in The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain
  • Revised and updated for this edition
  • Indispensable for students and general readers

 
First published as part of the best-selling The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain, John Blair's Very Short Introduction to the Anglo-Saxon Age covers the emergence of the earliest English settlements to the Norman victory in 1066. This book is a brief introduction to the political, social, religious, and cultural history of Anglo-Saxon England.

Index: 

Introduction
1: The English settlements
2: The seventh century
3: Christianity and the monastic culture
4: The Mercian supremacy
5: The Viking invasions and the rise of the house of Wessex
6: Æthelred and Cnut: the decline of the English monarchy
7: The end of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom
Further reading
Chronology
Index

About the author: 

John Blair is Fellow and Prelector in Modern History, The Queen's College, Oxford. His publications include Early Medieval Surrey (1991), Anglo-Saxon Oxfordshire (1994), Ministers and Parish Churches (1988), English Medieval Industries (1991), The Cloister and the World (1996), and The Church in Anglo-Saxon Society (forthcoming).

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