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Early Peoples Of Britain And Ireland H Z

Author : Christopher Allen Snyder
ISBN : 1846450292
Genre : Ethnology
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This period of British history saw dramatic social, political and cultural changes, characterized by the great movement of peoples. The Stone Age peoples, Bronze Age peoples, Celts, Scots, Picts, Irish, Roman, Anglo-Saxon, Danes and Normans all arrived, settled and (to some degree) intermingled. Each of these peoples has a complex history partly separate and partly shared, sometimes obscure, sometimes distorted in the popular imagination, and the purpose of the encyclopedia is to both highlight specific details and clarify the overall picture. The geographic scope of the encyclopedia is Britain and Ireland, and chronologically it will cover everything from the Neolithic period to 1154. A section of longer essays on key themes will be followed by an A-Z section of shorter entries on specific topics. Entries will vary in length from about 400 words to about 7,500 words. Each entry will include a brief bibliography. This encyclopedia will be a useful reference for nearly every level of research, from general background information on a select topic for the lay reader to the latest and best research and historiographic trends for advanced researchers.
Category: Ethnology

Anglo Saxon Thegn Ad 449 1066

Author : Mark Harrison
ISBN : 1855323494
Genre : History
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The collapse of Roman rule in Britain was not so much a sudden catastrophe as a long and drawn-out decline. The 'Celtic' Britons retreated gradually to the highland areas of Wales, Cornwall and the south-west of Scotland. Control of the fertile eastern lowlands was lost to warriors of Germanic origin who migrated from the Continent. These Germanic conquerors have become known to history as the 'Anglo-Saxons'. They were to dominate the lowland zone of Britain until their final defeat at Hastings in 1066. This title gives an insight into the everyday life, equipment, dress, battle tactics and life on campaign of the typical Anglo-Saxon warrior of this period – the thegn.
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The Age Of Hippotoxotai

Author : Ilkka Syvänne
ISBN : UOM:39015059307937
Genre : Military art and science
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Edward The Elder

Author : Michael John Key
ISBN : 9781445684789
Genre : History
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The first biography of Alfred the Great's son, the forgotten king who was crucial to uniting England.
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Author : Michel Audouy
ISBN : UOM:39015078794958
Genre : History
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The excavations in Raunds between 1977 and 1987 formed part of the Raunds Area Project - a major programme of archaeological research into landscape development in Northamptonshire and the wider midland region of England. This volume presents the results of open area excavation in north Raunds, work of great significance in developing our understanding of the origins of the English village. The excavation focused in particular on the evolution of Furnells Manor, and examined the processes of village development from the early Saxon period through to the desertion of the outlying manorial centres at the end of the medieval period. Most significantly, it defined the formation of a village in a system of regular plots created by the mid tenth century, probably following the English reconquest and the creation of the Danelaw, as part of a widespread reorganisation and nucleation of settlement. The work began a transformation of medieval settlement studies.
Category: History