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The English Settlements : Oxford History of England - J. N. L. Myres

The English Settlements

Oxford History of England

Paperback

Published: 1st October 1998
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The English Settlements is a masterly account of the Dark Ages in the light of evidence from literary sources, the relevant archaeological remains both in England and on the Continent, and place-names and other linguistic developments. J. N. L. Myres draws attention to some little-understood factors which seem to link Roman Britain with Anglo-Saxon England, and so suggests strands of political and social continuity which aid our understanding of this particularly complex and traumatic period of our history. 'He is the foremost authority on the subject and presents a fascinating concentration of evidence, much of which remains enigmatic' Anthony Powell 'Our Dark Age is still murky This learned book is the best introductory torch available' The Times 'Let us salute the author with congratulations on the achievement of this interpretation of a remarkable lifetime's work.' TLS

`Myres is the foremost authority on the subject...fascinating.' Anthony Powell, Daily Telegraph 'Thoroughly revised to reflect the spate of recent research on the subject, The English Settlements ... is still the indispensable guide to the two most mysterious centuries in English history. Professor R. B. Dobson, University of Cambridge

Introduction 1: The Nature of the Evidence; The Literary Sources 2: Archaeology and Place-Names 3: The Continental Background 4: The Romano-British Background and the Saxon Shore 5: Saxons, Angles, and Jutes on the Saxon Shore 6: Formation of Wessex 7: The Humbrenses and the North 8: Change and Decay Addenda; Appendices; Bibliography; Index

ISBN: 9780192822352
ISBN-10: 0192822357
Series: Oxford History of England
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 290
Published: 1st October 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 0.76
Weight (kg): 0.21