The Sword in Anglo-Saxon England
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286 Pages

21.6 x 13.8 cm

4 b/w. 116 line. Illustrations

Imprint: Boydell Press

The Sword in Anglo-Saxon England

Its Archaeology and Literature

by Hilda R Ellis Davidson

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This book is an invaluable exploration of the significance of the sword as symbol and weapon in the Anglo-Saxon world, using archaeological and literary evidence. The first part of the book, a careful...
This book is an invaluable exploration of the significance of the sword as symbol and weapon in the Anglo-Saxon world, using archaeological and literary evidence. The first part of the book, a careful study of the disposition of swords found in peat bogs, in graves, lakes and rivers, yields information on religious and social practices. The second is concerned with literary sources, especially Beowulf.
"Despite now being over fifty years old, it is still a work of great value." WWW.HISTORYOFWAR.ORG

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9780851157160

November 1998

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Title Details

286 Pages

2.16 x 1.38 cm

4 b/w. 116 line. Illustrations

Imprint: Boydell Press