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The Origin of the English Nation : Cambridge Library Collection - Medieval History - H. Munro Chadwick

The Origin of the English Nation

Cambridge Library Collection - Medieval History


Published: 20th May 2010
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In this 1907 work, H. Munro Chadwick (1870-1947) re-examines the early history of the English nation from a new perspective. By training a philologist, he uses the tools of ethnology, history, tradition, language, customs, religion and archaeology, to understand how the various Germanic tribes established themselves in Britain, founding new kingdoms. Despite an almost total lack of English historical documents from the period, Chadwick uses a range of historical and literary sources, from both sides of the English Channel, which relied on oral traditions. By close linguistic analysis he shows how the Saxon and other invaders retained close cultural ties with their continental kinsmen. He shows that although the Dark Ages may be obscure due to lack of contemporary sources, careful scholarly analysis of later texts can reveal a great deal about the history, culture and society of the earlier period.

Preface; 1. England in the sixth century; 2. The west Saxon invasion; 3. The invasion of Kent; 4. The Saxons, Angles and Jutes in Britain; 5. The Saxons, Angles and Jutes on the continent; 6. The kings of Angeln; 7. The age of national migrations; 8. The Saxons and Angles in Roman times; 9. The classification of the ancient Germani; 10. The cult of Nerthus; 11. King Aethelwulf's mythical ancestors; 12. Social conditions of the roman period; Addenda; Index.

ISBN: 9781108010061
ISBN-10: 1108010067
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Medieval History
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 356
Published: 20th May 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.45