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Anglo-Saxon England

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Published by Cambridge University Press .
Written in English


  • British & Irish history: c 500 to c 1000,
  • History - General History,
  • History,
  • History: World,
  • England,
  • General,
  • History / General,
  • Medieval

Book details:

Edition Notes

ContributionsMalcolm Godden (Editor), Simon Keynes (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages376
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7766553M
ISBN 100521849063
ISBN 109780521849067

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The discovery in Sonderhausen of a fragmentary psalter glossed in Latin and Old English allows fresh inferences to be drawn regarding the study of the psalter in Anglo-Saxon England, and of the transmission of the corpus of vernacular psalter glosses. A detailed textual and palaeographical study of the Wearmouth-Jarrow bibles leads to the exciting possibility that the hand of Bede can be. Welcome to Anglo-Saxon Books We are the leading publisher of affordable books about Anglo-Saxon history, language and culture. If you want to teach yourself Old English we have suitable books and CDs. New title. The Sword in Anglo-Saxon England from the 5th to 7th century. A comprehensive study of a group of lavish gospelbooks written under the patronage of a late Anglo-Saxon countess, Judith of Flanders (sometime wife of the Earl Tostig who was killed at Stamford. Jun 07,  · 'outstanding one of the most valuable contributions ever made to our knowledge of the history of our own land' English Historical Review This book covers the emergence of the earliest English kingdoms to the establishment of the Anglo-Norman monarchy in Professor Stenton examines the development of English society, from the growth of royal power to the establishment of feudalism /5(3).

Discussing the development of English society, from the growth of royal power to the establishment of feudalism after the Norman Conquest, this book focuses on the emergence of the earliest English kingdoms and the Anglo-Norman monarchy in It also describes the chief phases in the history of the Anglo-Saxon church, drawing on many diverse examples; the result is a fascinating insight /5(2). Anglo-Saxons, name given to the Germanic-speaking peoples who settled in England after the decline of Roman rule there. They were first invited by the Celtic King Vortigern, who needed help fighting the Picts and Angles (Lat. Angli), who are mentioned in Tacitus' Germania, seem to have come from what is now Schleswig in the later decades of the 5th cent. The literature of Anglo-Saxon England is unique among contemporary European literatures in that it features a vast amount of saints' lives in the vernacular. This study analyzes the most important author Aelfric's lives of five important saints in the light 5/5(1). This book illustrates some of the exciting paths of enquiry being explored in many different fields of Anglo-Saxon studies - archaeology, legal history, palaeography, Old English syntax and poetic.