The Anglo-Saxon Age: A Very Short Introduction by John Blair

The Anglo-Saxon Age: A Very Short Introduction

byJohn Blair

Paperback | August 1, 2000

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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.

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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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Title:The Anglo-Saxon Age: A Very Short IntroductionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 6.85 × 4.37 × 0.24 inPublished:August 1, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192854038

ISBN - 13:9780192854032

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. The English settlements2. The seventh century3. Christianity and the monastic culture4. The Mercian supremacy5. The Viking invasions and the rise of the house of Wessex6. AEthelred and Cnut: the decline of the English monarchy7. The end of the Anglo-Saxon kingdomFurther readingChronologyIndex