English Warrior from earliest times till 1066

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The English Warrior from earliest times til 1066
Stephen Pollington

Anglo-Saxon warriors, weapons and warfare

This important work is not intended to be a bald listing of the battles and campaigns from the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle and other sources, but rather it is an attempt to get below the surface of Anglo-Saxon warriorhood and to investigate the rites, social attitudes, mentality and mythology of the warfare of those times.

"An under-the-skin study of the role, rights, duties, psyche and rituals of the Anglo-Saxon warrior. The author combines original translations from Norse and Old English primary sources with archaeological and linguistic evidence for an in-depth look at the warrior, his weapons, tactics and logistics. A very refreshing, innovative and well-written piece of scholarship that illuminates a neglected period of English history."
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Appendices offer original translations of the three principal Old English military poems, the battles of Maldon, Finnsburh and Brunanburh

38 figures and illustrations

ISBN 1-898281-10-6 10" x 7" 255mm x 180mm 272 pages hardback

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