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3.0 out of 5 stars The Anglo-Saxon period outlined, 17 July 2013
This review is from: The Anglo-Saxon Age: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) (Paperback)
The book presents a useful short summary of the Anglo-Saxon period of Britain. However developments in genetics, archaeology, linguistics and significantly the latest evidence from stable isotope analysis, are gradually undermining the traditional historical view of the presumed Anglo-Saxon invasion post the 5th century AD Roman departure. Furthermore plots of place-names related to Hill forts and Roman towns depicted on the 'fchknols' website (2013), point to an earlier Germanic presence.
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Initial post: 22 Nov 2013 22:35:05 GMT
I'm confused. I have just read this exact review of yours on another book on this subject, Michael Woods' 'In Search of the Dark Ages'. Did you mean to post the same review for both books or is this added erroneously?

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Nov 2013 00:08:16 GMT
FC Harris says:
The review covers both books.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Nov 2013 01:11:48 GMT
Thanks. Do you have a book in mind that covers these more recent discoveries you speak of? As a somewhat beginner looking to learn about this period, I'm not sure where to turn for the most up-to-date information. Any recommendations appreciated.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Nov 2013 12:12:20 GMT
FC Harris says:
Research papers on early A-S burials for example at West Heslerton and Bamburgh are accessible on the web, other sites are under investigation. Separately my Wordpress papers explore possible contemporary indigenous fort-related nomenclature across the Roman Empire. The bibliographies may be helpful.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Nov 2013 13:39:17 GMT
Thanks. Bit advanced for me right now, just wanted an accurate (as can be) overview of the period. Plumped for the Michael Wood book on Dark Ages, as fortunately it is a revised and updated edition now.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jan 2014 14:52:10 GMT
Mike Davey says:
I can recommend 'The Anglo Saxon World'. It is based on more recent evidence and although a large hardback and initially looking a bit daunting, it is easy to read.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jan 2014 15:00:27 GMT
Thank you, it has been a book on my wishlist for some time now. I could use something with images.
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