The Blackwell Encyclopaedia of Anglo-Saxon England

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Michael Lapidge
Wiley, 2001 - History - 537 pages
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The Blackwell Encyclopaedia of Anglo-Saxon England is a major reference-work covering the history, archaeology, arts, architecture, literatures and languages of England from the Roman withdrawal to the Norman Conquest (c.450 - 1066 AD). Drawing on contributions by scholars of international standing, the book comprises a series of some 700 articles by 150 contributors, arranged in alphabetical order, describing the people, places, activities and creations of the Anglo-Saxons. The articles are illustrated by maps, line-drawings and black and white photographs; the book is accompanied by a comprehensive table of the 'Rulers of the English, c.450-1066', and by a classified index of head-words to facilitate access to the Encyclopaedia itself.

The Encyclopaedia can be consulted for information and bibliographical orientation on points of detail; in addition, its accessible style and layout make it ideal for browsing by readers interested in aspects of Anglo-Saxon England outside the range of their own specialism. Representing the full breadth of recent scholarly investigation, the volume is the first large-scale work of synthesis and reference in the field since Stenton's Anglo Saxon England (1943) and is likely to become the standard reference on this subject.

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About the author (2001)

Michael Lapidge is Notre Dame Professor of English at the University of Notre Dame.

John Blair is Fellow in History at The Queen's College, Oxford.

Simon Keynes is Erlington and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon at the University of Cambridge.

Donald Scragg is Professor of Anglo-Saxon Studies at the University of Manchester.

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