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Building Anglo-Saxon England by John Blair

Building Anglo-Saxon England

John Blair

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Category: History, Non-fiction
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 17 Apr 2018
ISBN: 9780691162980

A radical rethinking of the Anglo-Saxon world that draws on the latest archaeological discoveries This beautifully illustrated book draws on the latest archaeological discoveries to present a radical reappraisal of the Anglo-Saxon built environment and its inhabitants. John Blair, one of the world's leading experts on this transformative era in England's early history, explains the origins of towns, manor houses, and castles in a completely new way, and sheds new light on the important functions of buildings and settlements in shaping people's lives during the age of the Venerable Bede and King Alfred.

1 Prize for Building Anglo-Saxon England

The Wolfson History Prize
2019 Shortlist

Wolfson History Prize judges: "A guide to a world now almost utterly lost and wholly unrecognisable. Drawing on decades of research and richly illustrated, Blair’s book provides us with a panoramic view and a startling new interpretation of the Anglo-Saxon world."

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