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eBook An Introduction to Anglo-Saxon England ePub

by Peter Hunter Blair

  • ISBN: 0521292190
  • Category: History and Criticism
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Peter Hunter Blair
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 2 edition (October 28, 1977)
  • Pages: 398
  • ePub book: 1790 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1659 kb
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  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 512

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The first two chapters survey Anglo-Saxon England: its wars and invasions, people and kings.

The first two chapters survey Anglo-Saxon England: its wars and invasions, people and kings. The remaining chapters cover specific aspects of its culture: Church, government, economy and literary achievement.

Hunter Blair, Peter, 1912-1982. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by Sanderia on October 22, 2010. Blair uses illustrations and a wide range of sources-documents, archaeological evidence and place names-to depict the period realistically. Keynes has also prepared a thoroughly updated bibliography.

Peter Hunter Blair (1912–September 1982) was an English academic and historian specializing in the Anglo-Saxon period. In 1969 he married the children's author, Pauline Clarke. Hunter Blair was a fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge and Reader in the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic, University of Cambridge. His published works include: A History of England. Works by or about Peter Hunter Blair in libraries (WorldCat catalog).

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Speculum 31 (3):498-499 (1956). Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts in Microfiche Facsimile, 5: Latin Manuscripts with Anglo-Saxon Glosses. Peter J. Lucas, A. N. Doane, I. C. Cunningham. R. M. Liuzza - 2000 - Speculum 75 (3):708-709. Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts in Microfiche Facsimile, Vol. 5: Latin Manuscripts with Anglo-Saxon Glosses.

These origins of the English heritage are Hunter Blair's subject. The first two chapters survey Anglo-Saxon England: its wars, its invaders, its peoples and its kings

Peter Hunter Blair's book has achieved classic status, and is published now with a new, up-to-date bibliography prepared by Simon Keynes

Peter Hunter Blair's book has achieved classic status, and is published now with a new, up-to-date bibliography prepared by Simon Keynes.

Peter Hunter Blair, Simon Keynes. These origins of the English heritage are Hunter Blair's subject

Автор: Peter Hunter Blair Название: An Introduction to Anglo-Saxon . The usual comprehensive bibliography of the previous year’s publications in all branches of Anglo-Saxon studies rounds off the book.

A phenomenon special to Anglo-Saxon England is given a full and separate treatment in a careful and imaginative analysis of the ecclesiastical and political significance of the cults of murdered royal saints.

This is a lucid, authoritative and well-balanced account of Anglo-Saxon history. Peter Hunter Blair's book has achieved classic status, and is published now with a new, up-to-date bibliography prepared by Simon Keynes. Between the end of the Roman occupation and the coming of the Normans, England was settled by Germanic races; the kingdom as a political unit was created, heathenism yielded to a vigorous Christian Church, superb works of art were made, and the English language - spoken and written - took its form. These origins of the English heritage are Hunter Blair's subject. The first two chapters survey Anglo-Saxon England: its wars, its invaders, its peoples and its kings. The remaining chapters deal with specific aspects of its culture: its Church, government, economy and literary achievement. Throughout the author uses illustrations and a wide range of sources - documents, archaeological evidence and place names - to illuminate the period as a whole.

Comments

Mitars Riders Mitars Riders
I thought this was a good general survey of Anglo-Saxon England and deserves a place on the shelf next to "A History of the Vikings" by Gwyn Jones.

This is not an introduction for the casual reader but a serious introductory survey of the material. If you are interested in STUDYING Anglo-Saxon England, this is the introduction for you. If not, there are shorter and more accessible books out there.

I gave this book 4 stars because I found the material well organized and thought out if a tad inaccessible. It is an important book though and I would recommend it to anyone interested on the subject.
komandante komandante
Maybe if you're a grad student in history, this might be an "introduction". If you're a lay reader, this might be a tad much in the detail department. Blair commands the material, but the material itself is a tad on the dry side. I say that as someone who's read a fair amount of books about "late antiquity" and the "middle ages". Part of that is attributable to the obvious fact that Anglo Saxon england was a brutish, hobbseian kind of place. Certainly its a thorough read, but it lacks fun and is a slooooow read for a book of 350 pages.
Nicanagy Nicanagy
A very hard book to rate. On the one hand, Blair's book demonstrates a breadth of knowledge, organization, and understanding that is second to none and is an excellent introduction to someone wanting to learn about the "Dark Ages" in England's history. As such, the book deserves five stars. But the reader, while Blair is clear and can be lively in his style, the material is quite dry and in terms of my enjoyment of the _reading_ of this book, I would only give it three stars as being at best average. Averaging the two I get four stars which seems to be a consensus. In the end, I recommend this more to the person who is more interested in this book for its content than for pleasure of reading the book as such. In my case I read the Folio edition which was very well illustrated and helped considerably.
hulk hulk
"An Introduction to Anglo-Saxon England, 2nd edition" (hereafter, IASE) by Peter Hunter Blair is exactly as it is titled. It is fairly thorough for an introductory book and would be well-suited for someone new to A-S England history, but more advanced A-S scholars might find it a bit too basic. It is also written in a rather dry, "just the facts" style, which made it, for me anyway, a really long read. While I found it very interesting, and certainly instructive, I can't say it was "a fun read". IASE is organized topically, rather than chronologically, however it is chronological within each section. The information is organized very well, and Blair combines various recorded written, linguistic, and archaeological sources to provide as complete a picture as possible while still maintaining an introductory level of information. Blair writes in his preface, "The study of this period is at heart a study of the sources and because this ought to be understood even by the novice, I have tried to tell him something about the evidence on which the narrative is based, about its weakness as well as its strength." Blair uses footnotes, a format I prefer to endnotes, and makes good use of the included maps, diagrams, and illustrations. Numerous linguistic explanations offer an added bonus to readers interested in a very basic introduction to A-S etymology.
The chapters are as follows:
Ch 1 - "The Foundations of England", 8 sections from "The last days of Roman Britain" to "Movements toward unity".
Ch 2 - "Britain and the Vikings", 8 sections from "The Scandinavian background" to "Edward the Confessor and the end of the Anglo-Saxon state".
Ch 3 - "The Church", 9 sections, from "St. Augustine's mission" to "The last century of the Anglo-Saxon Church".
Ch 4 - "Government", 5 sections from "The rule of king" to "Local government".
Ch 5 - "The Economy", 3 sections from "The country" to "Towns and trade".
Ch 6 - "Letters", 6 sections from "Language" to "Learning in the new monasticism".
The book also includes 16 plates (illustrations), 9 maps, 7 text-figures (diagrams, floor plans, linguistic charts), an extensive bibliography, and index.
Overall, I would rate this book as an excellent introduction to A-S history for the beginner-to-intermediate student, but more advanced scholars would probably do better to acquire the books and sources Blair draws on for IASE.