The English Settlements

Paperback | November 1, 1985

byJ. N. L. Myres

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The English Settlements is a masterly account of the Dark Ages in the light of evidence from literary sources, the relevant archaeological remains both in England and on the Continent, and place-names and other linguistic developments. J. N. L. Myres draws attention to some little-understoodfactors which seem to link Roman Britain with Anglo-Saxon England, and so suggests strands of political and social continuity which aid our understanding of this particularly complex and traumatic period of our history. 'He is the foremost authority on the subject and presents a fascinating concentration of evidence, much of which remains enigmatic' Anthony Powell 'Our Dark Age is still murky This learned book is the best introductory torch available' The Times 'Let us salute the author with congratulations on the achievement of this interpretation of a remarkable lifetime's work.' TLS

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The English Settlements is a masterly account of the Dark Ages in the light of evidence from literary sources, the relevant archaeological remains both in England and on the Continent, and place-names and other linguistic developments. J. N. L. Myres draws attention to some little-understoodfactors which seem to link Roman Britain with...

Dr J. N. L. Myres (1902-89) was formerly Honorary Student of Christ Church and Bodley's Librarian at the University of Oxford.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:284 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.75 inPublished:November 1, 1985Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0192822357

ISBN - 13:9780192822352

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. The Nature of the Evidence; The Literary Sources2. Archaeology and Place-Names3. The Continental Background4. The Romano-British Background and the Saxon Shore5. Saxons, Angles, and Jutes on the Saxon Shore6. Formation of Wessex7. The Humbrenses and the North8. Change and DecayAddenda; Appendices; Bibliography; Index

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'Thoroughly revised to reflect the spate of recent research on the subject, The English Settlements ... is still the indispensable guide to the two most mysterious centuries in English history.Professor R. B. Dobson, University of Cambridge