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The Resource AElfred's Britain : war and peace in the Viking age, Max Adams

AElfred's Britain : war and peace in the Viking age, Max Adams

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AElfred's Britain : war and peace in the Viking age
Title
AElfred's Britain
Title remainder
war and peace in the Viking age
Statement of responsibility
Max Adams
Title variation
Alfred's Britain
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 865, a great Viking army landed in East Anglia, precipitating a series of wars that would last until the middle of the following century. It was in this time of crisis that the modern kingdoms of Britain were born. In their responses to the Viking threat, these kingdoms forged their identities as hybrid cultures: vibrant and entrepreneurial peoples adapting to instability and opportunity. Traditionally, AElfred the Great is cast as the central player in the story of Viking Age Britain. But Max Adams, while stressing the genius of AElfred as war leader, law-giver, and forger of the English nation, has a more nuanced and variegated narrative to relate. The Britain encountered by the Scandinavians of the ninth and tenth centuries was one of regional diversity and self-conscious cultural identities: of Picts, Dal Riatans and Strathclyde Britons; of Bernicians and Deirans, East Anglians, Mercians and West Saxons
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Adams, Max
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Alfred
  • Vikings
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
AElfred's Britain : war and peace in the Viking age, Max Adams
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Maps on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 465-489) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p2251057890
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 509 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781784080303
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps (some color)
Label
AElfred's Britain : war and peace in the Viking age, Max Adams
Publication
Copyright
Note
Maps on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 465-489) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p2251057890
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 509 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781784080303
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps (some color)

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