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  1. The Christianization of the Anglo-Saxons, 597-700
    The Christianization of the Anglo-Saxons, 597-700
    Marilyn Dunn
    Continuum International / 2008 / Hardcover
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Drawing on findings from ethnography and anthropology (particularly the new discipline of cognitive anthropology), Dunn throws a fresh light on pagan vs. Christian ideas of death, "imagistic" vs. "doctrinal" views of religion. The book's implications could affect all future studies of the Christianization of Europe.

  1. The Battle of Hastings: The Fall of Anglo-Saxon England
    The Battle of Hastings: The Fall of Anglo-Saxon England
    Harriet Harvey Wood
    Overlook / 2009 / Hardcover
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A compelling and contrary account of the Battle of Hastings on October 14, 1066-the most famous day in English history.

  1. Anglo-Saxon Poetry
    Anglo-Saxon Poetry
    S.A.J. Bradley
    Tuttle Publishing / 1995 / Trade Paperback
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This anthology of prose translations covers most of the surviving poetry, revealing a tradition which is outstanding among early medieval literatures for its sophisticated exploration of the human condition in a mutable, finite, but wonderfully diverse and meaning-filled world.

  1. Who in the World Was The Unready King? The Story of  Ethelred
    Who in the World Was The Unready King? The Story of Ethelred
    Connie Clark
    Peace Hill Press / 2005 / Trade Paperback
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How did Ethelred become king when he was only ten years old? Discover the intriguing story of Ethelred, England's last Anglo-Saxon king, in Who in the World Was the Unready King? In this engaging biography, Connie Clark tells the tale of Ethelred, the boy king who handed England over to the Vikings. How did Ethelred and his sons lose their country to the northern invaders?

  1. The Word Exchange: Anglo-Saxon Poems in Translation
    The Word Exchange: Anglo-Saxon Poems in Translation
    Greg Delanty & Michael Matto, eds.
    W W Norton / 2010 / Hardcover
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Encompassing a wide range of voices the 123 poems collected in The Word Exchange complement the portrait of medieval England that emerges from Beowulf, the most famous Anglo-Saxon poem of all. Brought to life by an all-star cast of contemporary poets, this wonderful collection offers tales of battle, travel, and adventure, but also songs of heartache and longing, as well as, seven "hoards" of delightfully puzzling riddles. The Word Exchange is a landmark work of translation, as fascinating and multivocal as the original literature it translates.

  1. King Alfred's English: A History of the Language We Speak and Why We Should Be Glad We Do
    King Alfred's English: A History of the Language We Speak and Why We Should Be Glad We Do
    Laurie J. White
    The Shorter Word Press / 2009 / Trade Paperback
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One needs only to glance at Chaucer, or even further back at Beowulf, to see that English has not always what we call English. Divided into the major epochs of the language--Pre-English Britain, Old English (formed from an invasion of Latin & Old Norse), transition from Middle to Modern English, and finally Modern English--this casual re-telling of history will engross you. Mingling history, religion, famous people, and linguistics, the story of English is integrated into the story of Western History.

  1. Ecclesiastical History of the English People
    Ecclesiastical History of the English People
    Bede
    Penguin Classics / 1991 / Trade Paperback
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Written in AD 731, Bede's work opens with a background sketch of Roman Britain's geography and history. It goes on to tell of the kings and bishops, monks and nuns who helped to develop Anglo-Saxon government and religion during the crucial formative years of the English people. Leo Sherley-Price's translation brings us an accurate and readable version, in modern English, of a unique historical document. This edition now includes Bede's Letter to Egbett concerning pastoral care in early Anglo-Saxon England.

  1. The Anglo-Saxons
    The Anglo-Saxons
    Patrick Wormald, Eric John
    Penguin Putnam Inc. / 1991 / Trade Paperback
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In this major survey three distinguished historians, James Campbell, Patrick Wormald and Eric John, have produced an exciting introduction to the field. Although the "Lost Centuries" between AD400 and 600 suffer from a scarcity of written sources, the authors have created a rich and thought-provoking account of the stormy era when Britain became Christian and sustained several waves of Viking invaders.

  1. Idylls of the King
    Idylls of the King
    Alfred Lord Tennyson
    Penguin Classics / 1989 / Trade Paperback
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Reflecting his lifelong interest in Arthurian themes, his primary sources were Malory's "Morte d'Arthur" and the Welsh "Mabinogion". For him, the "Idylls" embodied the universal and unending war between sense and soul, and Arthur the highest ideals of manhood and kingship; an attitude totally compatible with the moral outlook of his age. This edition, based on the text authorized by Tennyson himself, contains full critical apparatus.

  1. Anglo-Saxon Art
    Anglo-Saxon Art
    Leslie Webster
    Cornell University Press / 2010 / Trade Paperback
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From its first manifestations in the metalwork and ceramics of the early settlers, Anglo-Saxon art displays certain inherent and highly distinctive stylistic and iconographic features. Anglo-Saxon Art-which features 140 color and black-and-white illustrations-is arranged thematically while following a broadly chronological sequence. An introduction highlights the character of Anglo-Saxon art, its leitmotifs, and its underlying continuities.

  1. Anglo-Saxon Christianity: Exploring the Earliest Roots of Christian Spirituality in England
    Anglo-Saxon Christianity: Exploring the Earliest Roots of Christian Spirituality in England
    Paul Cavill
    Zondervan / 1999 / Trade Paperback
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  1. The Anglo-Saxon Age
    The Anglo-Saxon Age
    John Blair
    Oxford University Press / 2002 / Trade Paperback
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  1. Aelred of Rievaulx: The Historical Works
    Aelred of Rievaulx: The Historical Works
    Cistercian Publications / 2005 / Trade Paperback
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Aelred of Rievaulx was an heir of Saxons living under Norman rule, a native speaker of English daily speaking French and Latin, a descendant of generations of married priests in an age when priests were forbidden to wed, an English monk in a French order, an abbot bred to service in the church but trained for service in the court. His sermons and treatises reflect Aelred the monk, the novice-master, and abbot. His historical works--concerned with the political world of Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman England--seek to explore the past as a guide for the present and assurance of the future.

  1. The Saga of King Hrolf Kraki
    The Saga of King Hrolf Kraki
    Jesse Byock
    Penguin Classics / 1999 / Trade Paperback
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In the old Norse world, King Hrolf served as a symbol of courage, Sharing rich oral traditions with the Anglo-Saxon epic Beowulf, Hrolf's Saga recounts the tragedy of strife within Denmark's royal hall. It tells of powerful women and the exploits of Hrolf's famous champions- including the' bear-warrior', who strikenly resembles Beowulf.

  1. A Brief History of the Normans
    A Brief History of the Normans
    Francois Neveux
    Running Press / 2008 / Trade Paperback
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The Anglo-Saxons - DVDs/CDs/eBooks

  1. Life in Anglo-Saxon Times DVD
    Life in Anglo-Saxon Times DVD
    Kultur International Films / 2006 / DVD
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  2. The Anglo Saxon Literature Handbook - eBookeBOOK
    The Anglo Saxon Literature Handbook - eBook
    Mark C. Amodio
    Wiley-Blackwell / 2013 / ePub
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  3. A Handbook of Anglo-Saxon Studies - eBookeBOOK
    A Handbook of Anglo-Saxon Studies - eBook
    Jacqueline Stodnick(Ed.) & Renee Trilling(Ed.)
    Wiley-Blackwell / 2012 / ePub
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