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Arthur's Britain

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ISBN-10: 0141390697

ISBN-13: 9780141390697

Edition: 2001

Authors: Leslie Alcock

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In this text, Professor Alcock sifts history from myth to construct a convincing picture of life between the fourth and seventh centuries, when Celtic Britain was abandoned by the legions to the Picts, Scots and Anglo-Saxons.
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Book details

List price: $24.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 2/26/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

List of Plates
List of Text Figures
List of Maps
Preface
Revised preface, 1987
The Nature of the Evidence
Introduction
Manuscripts
Easter Annals
Narrative history
Inscriptions
Genealogies
Homilies and other religious tracts
Laws
Poetry
Chronology
Three Key Texts
De excidio Britanniae
The British Historical Miscellany
The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle
The Arthurian Documents
The evidence of Easter Annals
The evidence of the Historia Brittonum
Some other potentially early evidence
The Glastonbury exhumation
Some general considerations
The Historical Background, AD 367-490
Introduction
Roman Britain and her problems
Independent Britain
The Saxon revolt and its aftermath
The Historical Background, AD 490-634
The aftermath of Badon
The early history of Wessex
The other English kingdoms
Celtic kingdoms of the west and north
Early Christianity in Britain
From Chester to Denisesburna
The Archaeological Background: The Nature of the Evidence
Introduction
Preservation
Discovery
Excavation
Typology
Chronology
Topography
The Culture of Roman and Sub-Roman Britain
The material culture of Roman Britain
Change and continuity
The early fifth century
The Culture of the Britons, AD 450-650
Dating evidence, AD 450-650
Secular sites, principally with imported pottery
Artefacts and activities
Religious monuments
The Enemies of the Britons I: Picts and Scots
The Scotti in Ireland
The Scotti in Britain
The Picts
The Enemies of the Britons 2: the English
The ancestral English
The pagan English: the evidence of cemeteries
The evidence of settlements
The conversion of the English
Relations between Britons and English
Economy, Society and Warfare
The economy of the Britons and their enemies
Heroic society
Weapons, tactics and strategy
Arthur and Britain
Bibliography and References
Supplementary Bibliography, 1987
Index