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  • Published: 28 March 1991
  • ISBN: 9780140143959
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $35.00
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The Anglo-Saxons



This survey, an introduction to the history of Anglo-Saxon England looks at political history, and religious, cultural, social, legal and economic themes are woven in. Throughout the book the authors make use of original sources such as chronicles, charters, manuscripts and coins, works of art, archaelogical remains and surviving buildings.The nature of power and kingship, role of wealth, rewards, conquest and blood-feud in the perennial struggle for power, structure of society, the development of Christianity and the relations between church and secular authority are discussed at length, while particular topics are explored in 19 "picture essays".

  • Published: 28 March 1991
  • ISBN: 9780140143959
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $35.00
Categories:

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James Campbell

James Campbell was born in Glasgow. Between 1978 and 1982 he was editor of the New Edinburgh Review. Among his previous books is a biography of James Baldwin, Talking at the Gates. His play The Midnight Hour was performed in Philadelphia in 1993 and 1995.

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