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The Anglo-Saxon Age: A Very Short Introduction

2 Ratings: 5.0
A book by John Blair

John Blair's Very Short Introduction to the Anglo-Saxon Age covers the emergence of the earliest English settlements to the Norman victory in 1066. This book is a brief introduction to the political, social, religious, and cultural history of Anglo-Saxon … see full wiki

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Author: John Blair
Genre: History
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
2 reviews about The Anglo-Saxon Age: A Very Short Introduction
review by . May 03, 2011
The history of Britain is an endlessly fascinating subject. British Isles have been inhabited from the prehistoric times to the present, but the people who made it home have changed over the centuries. Nonetheless, it can be safely argued that in the mind of today's public the principle cultural and ethnic heritage of most of English people can be traced to the Germanic invasions of Angles and Saxons in the late antiquity.     This short book aims to present a gentle introduction …
review by . January 28, 2007
With the main text being only 75 pages, this is a very short Very Short Introduction, but an excellent one nonetheless. It covers the years 450 to 1066, but with just a cursory glance at events before 600. It is fact-packed and readable, with good illustrations, including two very useful maps. 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 …
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