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Ælfred's Britain : war and peace in the Viking age
Ælfred's Britain : war and peace in the Viking age
Adams, Max, 1961-2017
Articles
In 865, a great Viking army landed in East Anglia, precipitating a series of wars that would last until the middle of the following century. It was in this time of crisis that the modern kingdoms of Britain were born. In their responses to the Viking threat, these kingdoms forged their identities as hybrid cultures: vibrant and entrepreneurial peoples adapting to instability and opportunity. Traditionally, Ælfred the Great is cast as the central player in the story of Viking Age Britain. But Max Adams, while stressing the genius of Ælfred as war leader, law-giver, and forger of the English nation, has a more nuanced and variegated narrative to relate.
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Imprint:
London : Head of Zeus, 2017.
Collation:
xviii, 509 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (colour) ; 24 cm
Notes:
Maps on lining papers.Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9781784080303 (hbk)
Dewey class:
942.016942.016 ADA
Language:
English
BRN:
2587921
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