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The Anglo-Saxon Age: A Very Short Introduction

John Blair

Publication Date - July 2002

ISBN: 9780192854032

104 pages

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Retail Price to Students: $11.95


John Blair's Very Short Introduction to the Anglo-Saxon Age covers the emergence of the earliest English settlements to the Norman victory in 1066. This book is a brief introduction to the political, social, religious, and cultural history of Anglo-Saxon England and it is the most comprehensive and authoritative short guide to the Anglo-Saxon age available.


  • Most comprehensive and authoritative short guide to the Anglo-Saxon age
  • Highly acclaimed text, first published in The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain
  • Revised and updated for this edition
  • Indispensable for students and general readers

About the Author(s)

John Blair is Fellow and Prelector in Modern History, The Queen's College, Oxford. His publications include Early Medieval Surrey (1991), Anglo-Saxon Oxfordshire (1994), Ministers and Parish Churches (1988), English Medieval Industries (1991), The Cloister and the World (1996), and The Church in Anglo-Saxon Society (forthcoming).

Table of Contents

    1. The English settlements
    2. The seventh century
    3. Christianity and the monastic culture
    4. The Mercian supremacy
    5. The Viking invasions and the rise of the house of Wessex
    6. Æthelred and Cnut: the decline of the English monarchy
    7. The end of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom
    Further reading

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