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The power, sophistication, unity and wealth of the late Anglo-Saxon state have been underestimated. The shadow of defeat in 1066, and an assumption that the Normans brought about strong government and a unification that had not previously been there, has prevented many of the remarkable features of Anglo-Saxon society from being seen. In The Anglo-Saxon State James CampbelThe power, sophistication, unity and wealth of the late Anglo-Saxon state have been underestimated. The shadow of defeat in 1066, and an assumption that the Normans brought about strong government and a unification that had not previously been there, has prevented many of the remarkable features of Anglo-Saxon society from being seen. In The Anglo-Saxon State James Campbell shows how strong, unified and well-governed Anglo-Saxon England was and how numerous and wealthy were its inhabitants. Late Anglo-Saxon England was also a country with a political class considerably wider than just the earls and thegns. William Stubbs's vision of Anglo-Saxon England as a country with real representative institutions may indeed be truer than that of his denigrators. James Campbell's work demands the rethinking of Anglo-Saxon history....

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ISBN : 9781852851767
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 252 Pages
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  • A Bald Mage** Steve
    2018-11-18 02:36

    This was a interesting read, the book is full of interesting essay's on the Anglo-Saxon period. The thing that interested me the most and I didn't know this piece of information until I read this book was the Domesday book which was a book that surveyed the land. properties and people in the country so the King who at the time was William I could raise taxes as he saw fit. Most of the other stuff detailed in the book I already knew such as; battles, Kings, Queens, Viking invasions but overall I got something from the book so it was worth the read.

  • Cate
    2018-11-19 05:57

    Great collection of essays crucial for understanding the Anglo-Saxon state.