The Anglo-Saxon Age: A Very Short Introduction, Paperback Book

The Anglo-Saxon Age: A Very Short Introduction Paperback

Part of the Very Short Introductions series

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First published as part of the best-selling The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain, 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.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 112 pages, 10 black and white halftones
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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  • Category: British & Irish history
  • ISBN: 9780192854032

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A good introduction to the Anglo-Saxon period of English history. Has reminded me that I enjoy history quite a lot and I'll be looking to read a few more of these short introductions before moving on to more serious works. It helps to give a brief overview of the subject. Although quite expensive they give a nice brief overview of the subject matter.