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  • Paperback: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Yale University Press; Reprint edition (2 Oct. 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0300216130
  • ISBN-13: 978-0300216134
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 3.2 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 40 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 32,392 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"University of Manchester academics Nicholas J Higham and Martin J Ryan reveal the richly textured tapestry woven between the last days of the Roman Empire and the Norman conquest of England. Drawing on a rich array of sources and disciplines such as historical genetics, paleobotany, and numismatics, the authors use primary material, illustrations, maps, photographs and genealogies to bring alive a part of history which 'witnessed the birth of the English people, the establishment of Christianity and the development of the English language.' Superb."--William Yeoman, The West Australian
." . . may well establish itself as the standard one-volume study of Anglo-Saxon England for several years to come."--Parergon
"[The authors] deserve the highest congratulations for this prodigious and delightful achievement, the very best book this reviewer has ever read about the Anglo-Saxons."--Choice
"[The Anglo-Saxon World is a] new standard survey of Anglo-Saxon history . . . a very valuable resource."--Rory Naismith, Speculum
"Full of fresh and original insights, and a delight to peruse, with informative maps and rich illustrations, this is a thought-provoking account that will be of value to specialists but accessible to the much wider range of readers who are fascinated by this formative period in British history. You could hardly have a better, more timely, and more attractive demonstration of why the Anglo-Saxons still matter to us."--Michael Wood, author of In Search of the Dark Ages

"This superb book explains clearly and engagingly how the nation of England began. A comprehensive, readable and up-to-date account of an extraordinarily creative period of history."--Francis Pryor, author of Britain AD: The Quest for Arthur, England and the Anglo-Saxons

"Higham and Ryan are . . . to be congratulated on their overall achievement. The book is immensely readable, and the new scientific and archaeological evidence it presents is bound to fascinate students."--Catherine E. Karkov, University of Leeds, UK

About the Author

N. J. Higham is professor emeritus, University of Manchester. M. J. Ryan is a former lecturer in early medieval history, University of Manchester.

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