Hengest, Gwrtheyrn and the Chronology of Post-Roman Britain (Paperback)Flint F. Johnson (author)
Paperback 264 Pages / Published: 28/02/2014
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In this book, the author makes use of the methodology he developed in Origins of Arthurian Romances (McFarland 2012) in order to reevaluate the post-Roman history of Britain. He begins by delving into the historical contexts of the key traditional players of the fifth century-Hengest and Gwrtheyrn. A better understanding of these two characters allows for a reexamination of the persons and events of the fifth, sixth, and seventh centuries. The text that follows entirely realigns how those centuries can be seen from a chronological as well as a military and political standpoint. The fifth century was not a time of British and Germanic fragmentation as they separated from Rome, but one of slow integration and the formation of kingships that were a result of the economic realities of surviving without the dying giant.
Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 20 mm
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