The Anglo-Saxon World
Title The Anglo-Saxon World PDF eBook
Author Kevin Crossley-Holland
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
Pages 324
Release 1999
Genre Anglo-Saxons
ISBN 9780192835475

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Crossley-Holland--the widely acclaimed translator of Old English texts--introduces the Anglo-Saxons through their chronicles, laws, letters, charters, and poetry, with many of the greatest surviving poems printed in their entirety.



The Anglo-Saxon World
Title The Anglo-Saxon World PDF eBook
Author Nicholas J. Higham
Publisher Yale University Press
Pages 495
Release 2013-06-25
Genre History
ISBN 0300125348

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Presents the Anglo-Saxon period of English history from the fifth century up to the late eleventh century, covering such events as the spread of Christianity, the invasions of the Vikings, the composition of Beowulf, and the Battle of Hastings.



Trees and Timber in the Anglo-Saxon World
Title Trees and Timber in the Anglo-Saxon World PDF eBook
Author Michael D. J. Bintley
Publisher OUP Oxford
Pages 269
Release 2013-10-03
Genre History
ISBN 0191502170

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Trees were of fundamental importance in Anglo-Saxon society. Anglo-Saxons dwelt in timber houses, relied on woodland as an economic resource, and created a material culture of wood which was at least as meaningfully-imbued, and vastly more prevalent, than the sculpture and metalwork with which we associate them today. Trees held a central place in Anglo-Saxon belief systems, which carried into the Christian period, not least in the figure of the cross itself. Despite this, the transience of trees and timber in comparison to metal and stone has meant that the subject has received comparatively little attention from scholars. Trees and Timber in the Anglo-Saxon World constitutes the very first collection of essays written about the role of trees in early medieval England, bringing together established specialists and new voices to present an interdisciplinary insight into the complex relationship between the early English and their woodlands. The woodlands of England were not only deeply rooted in every aspect of Anglo-Saxon material culture, as a source of heat and light, food and drink, wood and timber for the construction of tools, weapons, and materials, but also in their spiritual life, symbolic vocabulary, and sense of connection to their beliefs and heritage. These essays do not merely focus on practicalities, such as carpentry techniques and the extent of woodland coverage, but rather explore the place of trees and timber in the intellectual lives of the early medieval inhabitants of England, using evidence from archaeology, place-names, landscapes, and written sources.



The Anglo-Saxon World
Title The Anglo-Saxon World PDF eBook
Author Kevin Crossley-Holland
Publisher
Pages 0
Release 1982
Genre Anglo-Saxons
ISBN

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Winters in the World
Title Winters in the World PDF eBook
Author Eleanor Parker
Publisher Reaktion Books
Pages 267
Release 2023-07-25
Genre History
ISBN 1789146712

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Interweaving literature, history, and religion, an exquisite meditation on the turning of the seasons in medieval England—now in paperback. Winters in the World is a beautifully observed journey through the cycle of the year in Anglo-Saxon England, exploring the festivals, customs, and traditions linked to the different seasons. Drawing on a wide variety of source material, including poetry, histories, and religious literature, Eleanor Parker investigates how Anglo-Saxons felt about the annual passing of the seasons and the profound relationship they saw between human life and the rhythms of nature. Many of the festivals celebrated in the United Kingdom today have their roots in the Anglo-Saxon period, and this book traces their surprising history while unearthing traditions now long forgotten. It celebrates some of the finest treasures of medieval literature and provides an imaginative connection to the Anglo-Saxon world.



The Columbia Granger's Guide to Poetry Anthologies
Title The Columbia Granger's Guide to Poetry Anthologies PDF eBook
Author William A. Katz
Publisher Columbia University Press
Pages 488
Release 1994
Genre Literary Criticism
ISBN 9780231101042

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Reference guide to poetry anthologies with descriptions and evaluations of each anthology.



Armies of Anglo-Saxon England 410–1066
Title Armies of Anglo-Saxon England 410–1066 PDF eBook
Author Gabriele Esposito
Publisher Pen and Sword Military
Pages 177
Release 2022-12-02
Genre History
ISBN 1399094009

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In the early 5th century, Germanic Angles, Saxons and Jutes crossed the North Sea in increasing numbers and began settling among the ruins of the former Roman province of Britannia. This led to centuries of warfare as these 'Anglo-Saxons' carved new, independent kingdoms at the point of the sword, fighting the native Britons and each other. From the late eighth century they also had to face the threat of the Vikings, at first as opportunistic raiders but increasingly bent on conquest. The last Viking invasion was defeated by Harold Godwinson at Stamford Bridge but he was defeated by the Normans in that same fatal year of 1066, ending the Anglo-Saxon Age. Gabriele Esposito gives an overview of Anglo-Saxon military history, narrating the great campaigns, such as those of Alfred the Great of Wessex and Harold Godwinson. He discusses in detail the composition of Anglo-Saxon forces, their tactics, weapons and equipment, detailing developments across the period. The informative, accessible text is supported by dozens of color images showing replica Saxon war gear in use.