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The Sword in Anglo-Saxon England : Its Archaeology and Literature
by Hilda Ellis Davidson


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.  Read more...

 
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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.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780851157160
  • ISBN-10: 0851157165
  • Publisher: Boydell Press
  • Publish Date: December 1998
  • Page Count: 286
  • Dimensions: 8.53 x 5.5 x 0.68 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.92 pounds


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Books > History > Europe - Great Britain - General
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