The British Heroic Age: A History, 367-664

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McFarland, Jan 26, 2017 - History - 284 pages
Drawing on historical documents, legends, archeology and literature, this history describes the disintegration of Roman Britain that reached a climax in the decades after the Britons overthrew Constantine's government and were refused Roman rule. Beginning with the weakening of Roman Britain, the author chronicles the breakdown of the empire's social, political and economic order and the re-emergence of British political, economic and social structure as well as a parallel development among the Germanic invaders. The roles of religion, disease, the military, the Irish and the Picts during the 4th through 7th centuries are examined. This study synthesizes advances in post-Roman studies since Leslie Alcock's 1971 classic Arthur's Britain.

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Interpretations and Sources
410 Through the Early Sixth Century
Sixth Century Celtic Kingships
Rise of the Germanic Kingships
Religion in PostRoman Britain
The Vortigern Figure
Guide to Period Sources
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About the author (2017)

Flint F. Johnson is an independent scholar whose academic areas of interest include post–Roman British history, Heroic Age Greek and Norse history, and the cultures existing before the first river valley civilizations. He lives in Hudson, Wisconsin.

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