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Anglo-Saxon England Martin Welch

Anglo-Saxon England - Martin Welch

Book Club Associates, 1992, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper.

Contains a glossary of terms. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Black & White Drawings; Diagrams; Maps;

From the cover: “The archaeology of Anglo-Saxon England spans nearly 700 years; this book concentrates on the first three centuries, from the departure of Roman troops to the triumph of Christianity at the end of the seventh century. It was a crucial period of change when England emerged from the confusion caused by waves of migrants. Martin Welch examines the rich archaeological evidence from both excavated settlements and cemeteries, fitting the Anglo-Saxons into a historical framework.

  • Who were the Anglo-Saxons?
  • Where did they come from?
  • What range of evidence can be recovered by excavation?
  • What questions can we answer from these sites?
  • How does archaeology relate to contemporary and later documents?
Until the seventh century we have no written sources, but have to rely on accounts from the eighth and later centuries, such as Bede’s History, together with poetry, especially Beowulf. These sources provide a setting for both Anglo-Saxon communities in life, such as the Yeavering ‘palace’ and the equivalent communities in death, from the cemeteries of farmstead settlements to the magnificent ‘royal’ ship burial at Sutton Hoo.

With over 100 maps, plans, reconstructions and photographs, this is the complete companion to Anglo-Saxon England — whether you wish to study the subject before or after a visit, or whether you are simply an armchair archaeologist.”

Size: 10" x 7¾". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. In the English Heritage series. 144 pages.
Anglo-Saxon England Martin Welch