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After Rome

Edited by Thomas Charles-Edwards

November 2003

ISBN: 9780199249824

362 pages
Paperback
216x138mm

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Short Oxford History of the British Isles

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The chapters in this volume, each written by a leading scholar of the period, analyse in turn the different nationalities and kingdoms that existed in the British Isles from the end of the Roman empire to the coming of the Vikings, the process of conversion to Christianity, the development of art and of a written culture, and the interaction between this written culture and the societies of the day.

  • Expert coverage of the centuries from the end of Roman rule up to the advent of the Vikings.
  • Includes chapters on the development of artistic and textual cultures as well as on the nations and kingdoms of the British Isles.
  • The first scholarly account of the period to take Britain and Ireland as a whole, allowing for a richer and more satisfying account of the religious, intellectual, and artistic developments and cross-fertilizations that took place.
  • Each chapter written by a leading individual scholar, ensuring mature, reliable, and expert analysis of each area covered.

About the Author(s)

Edited by Thomas Charles-Edwards, Jesus College, University of Oxford

Table of Contents

    Introduction, Thomas Charles-Edwards
    1:Nations and Kingdoms, Thomas Charles-Edwards
    2:Society, Community, and Identity, John Hines
    3:Conversion to Christianity, Thomas Charles-Edwards
    4:The Art of Authority, Jennifer O'Reilly
    5:Latin and the Vernacular Languages: the Creation of a Bilingual Textual Culture, Andy Orchard
    6:Texts and Society, Robin Chapman Stacey
    Conclusion, Thomas Charles-Edwards

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