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Introduction to Anglo-Saxon England

Peter Hunter Blair

Introduction to Anglo-Saxon England

by Peter Hunter Blair

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Published by Cambridge Univ. Press .
Written in English


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Statementby Peter H. Blair.
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Open LibraryOL20417841M

I INTRODUCTION: THE ORIGINS OF THE ANGLO-SAXON KINGDOMS 1 Written sources: British 1 Written sources: Anglo-Saxon 3 Archaeological evidence 5 The political structure of Anglo-Saxon England c. 9 The nature of early Anglo-Saxon kingship 15 Sources for the study of kings and kingdoms from the seventh to the ninth centuries 19 II KENT 25 Sources Anglo Saxon In the history of Great Britain, Anglo-Saxon England refers to the historical land roughly corresponding to present-day England, as it existed from the 5th to the 11th century, but not including Devon until the 9th century.

Old English literature, or Anglo-Saxon literature, encompasses literature written in Old English, in Anglo-Saxon England from the 7th century to the decades after the Norman Conquest of "Cædmon's Hymn", composed in the 7th century, according to Bede, is often considered as the oldest surviving poem in written in the midth century represents some of the . "An Introduction to Anglo-Saxon England, 2nd edition" (hereafter, IASE) by Peter Hunter Blair is exactly as it is titled. It is fairly thorough for an introductory book and would be well-suited for someone new to A-S England history, but more advanced A 4/5(4).

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"An Introduction to Anglo-Saxon England, 2nd edition" (hereafter, IASE) by Peter Hunter Blair is exactly as it is titled.

It is fairly thorough for an introductory book and would be well-suited for someone new to A-S England history, but more advanced A-S Cited by: 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/5. This is a lucid, authoritative and well-balanced account of Anglo-Saxon history. The third edition includes an introduction by Simon Keynes.

Between the end of the Roman occupation and the coming of the Normans, England was settled by Germanic races; the kingdom as a political unit was created, 3/5(1).

An Introduction to Anglo-Saxon England by Peter Hunter Blair and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Book Description: This third edition of Peter Hunter Blair's classic account of Anglo-Saxon history includes a wholly new introduction written by Simon Keynes.

The first two chapters survey Anglo-Saxon England: its wars, its invaders, its peoples and its kings/5(72). "An Introduction to Anglo-Saxon England, 2nd edition" (hereafter, IASE) by Peter Hunter Blair is exactly as it is titled.

It is fairly thorough for an introductory book and would be well-suited for someone new to A-S England history, but more advanced A-S scholars might find it a bit too basic.4/5(3).

An introduction to Anglo-Saxon England. by Peter Hunter Blair. Published by University Press in Cambridge [Eng.]. Written in EnglishCited by:   Book Description This third edition of Peter Hunter Blair's classic account of Anglo-Saxon history includes a new introduction by Simon Keynes.

Hunter Blair uses illustrations and a wide range of sources - documents, archaeological evidence and place names - to illuminate the period as a whole. There is also an up-to-date s: 5. The book presupposes a reasonable understanding of English geography and political boundaries during the Anglo-Saxon period, so other books are necessary to fill that gap.

On the other hand there is simply no other work written which does as good a job in providing a detailed, comprehensive picture of Anglo-Saxon England as this one/5(49). Old English (Anglo-Saxon) is the earliest recorded stage of English, spoken in Britain during the early Middle Ages.

A wealth of literature and poetry is written in the language, including justly famous works such as The Battle of Maldon, The Wanderer, and above all English is also the starting point for the study of the history of the English.

Genre/Form: History: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Hunter Blair, Peter, Introduction to Anglo-Saxon England. Cambridge [Eng.]. Anglo-Saxon England: a Bibliographical Handbook 2 [A17] N.J. Higham, The English Conquest: Gildas and Britain in the Fifth Century (); N.J.

Higham, An English Empire: Bede and the Early Anglo-Saxon Kings (); N. Higham, The Convert Kings: Power and Religious Affiliation in Early Anglo-Saxon England () - trilogy on the origins of England. You should certainly read Roman Britain: A Very Short Introduction before this, and ideally, The Celts: A very Short Introduction, before that.

This particular book leaves the reader with a strong sense of how much the Anglo-Saxon age shaped England's landscape and by: 6. ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Previous edition: ISBN Pbk: £ Description. Well, for one thing, Anglo-Saxon England might have been the book for which that over-used review adjective, 'magisterial', was coined.

Every sentence, phrase, thought breathes the considered thought of a lifetime's engagement with the past/5. The term "Anglo-Saxons" was first used in Continental Latin sources to distinguish the Saxons in England from those on the Continent, but it soon came to mean simply the "English." The more specific use of the term to denote the non-Celtic settlers of England prior to the Norman Conquest dates from the 16th cent.

This third edition of Peter Hunter Blair's classic account of Anglo-Saxon history includes a wholly new introduction written by Simon Keynes.

The first two chapters survey Anglo-Saxon England: its wars, its invaders, its peoples and its kings. St Augustine\'s mission -- Anglo-Saxon heathenism -- The Celtic mission and the conflict with Rome -- The Roman triumph -- The Church in early English society -- The English mission to the Continent -- The Church and the Vikings -- The monastic revival -- The last century of the Anglo-Saxon Church -- Government.

An Introduction to Anglo-Saxon England Paperback – 8 Sept. by Peter Hunter Blair (Author)/5(5). This book is a brief introduction to the political, social, religious, and cultural history of Anglo-Saxon England and it is the most comprehensive and authoritative short guide to the Anglo-Saxon age available.

Read more Read less click to open popover/5(50). Get this from a library! An introduction to Anglo-Saxon England. [Peter Hunter Blair] -- "Between the end of the Roman occupation and the coming of the Normans, England was settled by Germanic races; the kingdom as a political unit was created, heathenism yielded to a .The Anglo-Saxon Age: A Very Short Introduction covers the era from the emergence of the earliest English settlements around the year ad to the Norman victory in providing a brief introduction to the political, social, religious, and cultural history of Anglo-Saxon Britain.

The Anglo-Saxon age lasted for years. This period encompassed an age that shaped England.Genre/Form: History: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Hunter Blair, Peter, Introduction to Anglo-Saxon England. Cambridge [Eng.] University.