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    DescriptionThe Anglo-Saxon period, stretching from the fifth to the late eleventh century, begins with the Roman retreat from the Western world and ends with the Norman takeover of England. Between these epochal events, many of the contours and patterns of English life that would endure for the next millennium were shaped. In this authoritative work, N. J. Higham and M. J. Ryan reexamine Anglo-Saxon England in the light of new research in disciplines as wide-ranging as historical genetics, paleobotany, archaeology, literary studies, art history, and numismatics. The result is the definitive introduction to the Anglo-Saxon world, enhanced with a rich array of photographs, maps, genealogies, and other illustrations. The Anglo-Saxon period witnessed the birth of the English people, the establishment of Christianity, and the development of the English language. With an extraordinary cast of characters (Alfred the Great, the Venerable Bede, King Cnut), a long list of artistic and cultural achievements ("Beowulf", "the Sutton Hoo ship-burial" finds, the "Bayeux Tapestry"), and multiple dramatic events (the "Viking invasions", the "Battle of Hastings"), the Anglo-Saxon era lays legitimate claim to having been one of the most important in Western history.

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    The Anglo Saxon World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Nicholas J. Higham, By (author) Martin J. Ryan
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 199 mm
    Height: 251 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 1,764 g
    ISBN 13: 9780300125344
    ISBN 10: 0300125348

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKE
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLC
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3F
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: CULT/WEUROP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/MEDIVL
    B&T General Subject: 431
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 14
    B&T Approval Code: A15202020
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037010, HIS010020, HIS002000
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15550
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKE
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 942.01
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    BIC subject category V2: 3F
    LC subject heading:
    DC23: 942.01
    LC classification: DA152 .H528 2013
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    Ingram Theme: ASPT/HISTAS
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    50 b&w illustrations + 100 linemaps, plans
    Yale University Press
    Imprint name
    Yale University Press
    Publication date
    30 July 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New Haven
    Author Information
    Nicholas J. Higham is professor emeritus, School of Arts, University of Manchester. He lives in Cheshire. Martin J. Ryan is lecturer in early medieval history, School of Arts, University of Manchester. He lives in West Sussex.