Civitas to Kingdom

Civitas to Kingdom : British Political Continuity, 300-800

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The typical image of Dark Age Britain is that after the Romans left, developments came to a halt until the Anglo-Saxons arrived. Drawing on archaeological and other sources, the author of this study argues that the political structures persevered to become those of the Middle Ages.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 158.75 x 234.95 x 19.05mm | 453.59g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Leicester University Press
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 61 b&w illustrations
  • 071850206X
  • 9780718502065

Table of contents

Politics and culture in late-Roman Britain; the origins of the sub-Roman kingdoms; the character and context of British dynastic foundation; civitates and kingdoms; sub-kingdoms, estates and towns in sub-Roman Britain; the culture of sub-Roman Britain; the British Kingdoms. Appendices: where and when did Gildas write?; the chronology of early Christian monuments in sub-Roman Britain.show more