Reassessing Anglo-Saxon England

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Manchester University Press, 1996 - 204 trang
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Eric John is one of the most distinguished and provocative of Anglo-Saxonists. This new and original analysis is the fruit of thirty years of scholarship and therefore has something of the nature of a testament. Mr John seeks to make use of social anthropological insight to understand the type of people the Anglo-Saxons were and sets them, unusually, in their European context. He starts at the beginnings of English society, looks then at Anglo-Saxon pagans, Mercian hegemony, English politics in the ninth century, the West Saxon conquest of England, holiness and hubris, the restoration of learning, the ruin of the House of Cerdic, the northern Empire and the avoidance of chaos. Brilliantly and entertainingly written, this is an interesting and remarkable book.


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Succinct coverage of a long time period. Mr. John has some interesting theories about what happened and why. Đọc toàn bộ bài đánh giá

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AngloSaxon pagans saints and sinners
Thought and action under the Mercian hegemony
The West Saxon conquest of England
Holiness and hubris
The restoration of learning
The ruin of the house of Cerdic
The northern empire
The avoidance of chaos
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Eric John is a former Reader in History at the University of Manchester.

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