An Introduction to Anglo-Saxon England by Peter Hunter BlairAn Introduction to Anglo-Saxon England by Peter Hunter Blair

An Introduction to Anglo-Saxon England

byPeter Hunter BlairIntroduction bySimon Keynes

Paperback | August 25, 2003

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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
Title:An Introduction to Anglo-Saxon EnglandFormat:PaperbackPublished:August 25, 2003Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521537770

ISBN - 13:9780521537773

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Table of Contents

List 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.

Editorial Reviews

"This is a general history intended for the novice and it is, I think, a quite remarkably successful production." The New Statesman