The Sword in Anglo-Saxon England

The Sword in Anglo-Saxon England

Its Archaeology and Literature

Hilda Ellis Davidson

Paperback
$24.95

Boydell Press

Overview

Overview

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.

Details

January 1962
4 black and white, 116 line illustrations
286 pages
21.6x13.8 cm
ISBN: 9780851157160
Format: Paperback
Boydell Press
BIC HBLC1
BISAC HIS037010
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