Vikings: Fear and Faith by Paul Cavill

Vikings: Fear and Faith

byPaul Cavill

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An engaging and popular account of the mysterious Dark Age of English history when Vikings and Anglo-Saxons collided--and faith won out At the turn of the first millennium, Viking raiders devastated Anglo-Saxon England, looting monasteries and cathedrals and destroying much of the fragile culture. Yet pressure from the invaders caused the Anglo-Saxon nations to unite and grow strong under King Alfred, resulting in the conversion of many Viking marauders. Learning flourished and, even when fully conquered, Anglo-Saxons found themselves protected as part of a Christian Viking empire. Author and historian Paul Cavill tells the enthralling story of how King Alfred and his successors tamed and integrated the Vikings into the Anglo-Saxon way of life.

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Paul Cavill is a lecturer in English and research fellow for the English Place-Name Society for School of English Studies at the University of Nottingham. He is also the author of Anglo-Saxon Christianity and Vikings. He resides in Leicester, England, with his wife and their two children.
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Title:Vikings: Fear and FaithFormat:PaperbackDimensions:380 pages, 7.81 × 5.13 × 1 inPublished:December 25, 2001Publisher:ZondervanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ixIntroduction xiCHAPTER 1From Viking Raids to King Cnut 1CHAPTER 2Questions and Answers 35CHAPTER 3King Alfred 66CHAPTER 4Two Battles, Two Turning-Points 97CHAPTER 5The Revival of Monasticism 127CHAPTER 6Saints for Hard Times 156CHAPTER 7Anglo-Saxon Endings: Fear and Faith 185CHAPTER 8Scandinavian Settlement and Christianity 210Conclusion 239Texts in Translation 243Sources and Further Reading 341Index 357