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The English Conquest

£27.00

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220pp, including index.Top right corner of front cover is slightly creased. There is also a small glue stain in the top right corner. Top block has some light spotting. Pages are crisp, clean and free of any markings. The book is tightly bound

It is rare for a historian to be able to rewrite the history of an entire century. In this provocative and carefully researched book, N.J. Higham does just that, offering a complete reinterpretation of the crucial events from 400 to 500 AD when the Saxons took over a large part of Britain, and came to dominate both the language and the material culture of its lowland heartland.

The writings of Glidas, who wrote the only near contemporary and extended description of 'English Settlement', are central to the story. Higham offers fundamentally new insights into Glidas' purposes and the social, political and chronological context in which he worked. he shows how Glidas wrote around the years 479 to 485 in the context of Saxon domination south of the Mersey, and how he wrote in order to find a way to reverse the conquest, using metaphor and imagery as his literary weapon.

The first volume of a major three part analysis of the origins of England, The English Conquest shows how history can still contribute to our understanding of the 'Dark Ages', and challenges the interpretations now being offered by many archaeologists researching pagan England.

This book will not only be essential reading for medieval historians but will also appeal to the general reader interested in the 'Age of Arthur'.

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Author(s):
Higham, N.J.
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 Inches
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0719040809
ISBN-13:
9780719040801
Number of pages:
220
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Title:
The English Conquest

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220pp, including index.Top right corner of front cover is slightly creased. There is also a small glue stain in the top right corner. Top block has some light spotting. Pages are crisp, clean and free of any markings. The book is tightly bound

It is rare for a historian to be able to rewrite the history of an entire century. In this provocative and carefully researched book, N.J. Higham does just that, offering a complete reinterpretation of the crucial events from 400 to 500 AD when the Saxons took over a large part of Britain, and came to dominate both the language and the material culture of its lowland heartland.

The writings of Glidas, who wrote the only near contemporary and extended description of 'English Settlement', are central to the story. Higham offers fundamentally new insights into Glidas' purposes and the social, political and chronological context in which he worked. he shows how Glidas wrote around the years 479 to 485 in the context of Saxon domination south of the Mersey, and how he wrote in order to find a way to reverse the conquest, using metaphor and imagery as his literary weapon.

The first volume of a major three part analysis of the origins of England, The English Conquest shows how history can still contribute to our understanding of the 'Dark Ages', and challenges the interpretations now being offered by many archaeologists researching pagan England.

This book will not only be essential reading for medieval historians but will also appeal to the general reader interested in the 'Age of Arthur'.

Author(s):
Higham, N.J.
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 Inches
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0719040809
ISBN-13:
9780719040801
Number of pages:
220
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Title:
The English Conquest

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