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    DescriptionA lifetime's scholarship enabled John Morris to recreate a past hitherto hidden in myth and mystery. He describes the Arthurian Age as 'the starting point of future British history', for it saw the transition from Roman Britain to Great Britain, the establishment of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales from the collapse of the Pax Romana. In exploring political, social, economic, religious and cultural history from the fourth to the seventh century, his theme is one of continuity. That continuity is embodied in Arthur himself: 'in name he was the last Roman Emperor, but he ruled as the first medieval king.'


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    Title
    The Age of Arthur
    Subtitle
    A History of the British Isles
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Morris
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 688
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 48 mm
    Weight: 907 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781842124772
    ISBN 10: 1842124773
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1, HBLC, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DB
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D, 3F
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    B&T General Subject: 431
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 941.014
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037010, HIS002000
    LC subject heading: ,
    Libri: B-392
    LC subject heading: ,
    BIC subject category V2: 3D, 3F, 1DB
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 936.2/02
    LC classification: DA140 .M67 2001, DA140.M67
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC, NHDJ
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1DDU
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3C, 3KH
    Illustrations note
    36 maps
    Publisher
    Orion Publishing Co
    Imprint name
    Weidenfeld & Nicolson History
    Publication date
    04 November 2004
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    John Morris was the first professional historian to undertake a comprehensive assessment of the scattered evidence concerning the infant years of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland, their influence on each other and their relationship with Europe. The Age of Arthur is now the classic account of the British Isles from the fourth to the seventh centuries. Senior Lecturer in Ancient History at University College, London, the late Dr John Morris founded the journal Past and Present in 1952 and was its first editor. He initiated a major new edition of the Doomsday Book and, with A.H.M. Jones, the Prosopography of the Later Roman Empire. His last book, Londinium: London in the Roman Empire, was published in 1982.