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The Aglo Saxon World free pdf The Anglo-Saxon period, stretching from the fifth to the late eleventh century, begins with the Roman retreat from the Western world and ends with the Norman takeover of England. Between these epochal events, many of the contours and patterns of English life that would endure for the next millennium were shaped. In this authoritative work, N. J. Higham and M. J. Ryan reexamine Anglo-Saxon England in the light of new research in disciplines as wide-ranging as historical genetics, paleobotany, archaeology, literary studies, art history, and numismatics. The result is the definitive introduction to the Anglo-Saxon world, enhanced with a rich array of photographs, maps, genealogies, and other illustrations. The Anglo-Saxon period witnessed the birth of the English people, the establishment of Christianity, and the development of the English language. With an extraordinary cast of characters (Alfred the Great, the Venerable Bede, King Cnut), a long list of artistic and cultural achievements ("Beowulf", "the Sutton Hoo ship-burial" finds, the "Bayeux Tapestry"), and multiple dramatic events (the "Viking invasions", the "Battle of Hastings"), the Anglo-Saxon era lays legitimate claim to having been one of the most important in Western history.

About Nicholas J. Higham

N. J. Higham is professor emeritus, University of Manchester. M. J. Ryan is a former lecturer in early medieval history, University of Manchester.

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Author : Nicholas J. Higham
Publisher : Yale University Press
Data Published : 30 June 2013
ISBN : 0300125348
EAN : 9780300125344
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 336 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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