The Idea of Anglo-Saxon England 1066-1901: Remembering, Forgetting, Deciphering, and Renewing the Past (Hardback)
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The Idea of Anglo-Saxon England 1066-1901: Remembering, Forgetting, Deciphering, and Renewing the Past (Hardback)

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Hardback 448 Pages / Published: 25/09/2015
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The Idea of Anglo Saxon England, 1066-1901 presents the first systematic review of the ways in which Anglo-Saxon studies have evolved from their beginnings to the twentieth centuryTells the story of how the idea of Anglo-Saxon England evolved from the Anglo-Saxons themselves to the Victorians, serving as a myth of origins for the English people, their language, and some of their most cherished institutionsCombines original research with established scholarship to reveal how current conceptions of English identity might be very different if it were not for the discovery and invention of the Anglo-Saxon pastReveals how documents dating from the Anglo-Saxon era have greatly influenced modern attitudes toward nationhood, race, religious practice, and constitutional libertiesIncludes more than fifty images of manuscripts, early printed books, paintings, sculptures, and major historians of the era

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
ISBN: 9781118943328
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 698 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 26 mm


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A cogent and well-written overview of the major authors, artists, scholars, and books that give us our current views of Anglo Saxon England. As such, it is a book worth recommending to colleagues who study later periods. It is also a wonderful introduction to Anglo-Saxonism. Niles is to be congratulated on a welcome and thorough survey. - Stephen Harris, University of Massachusetts, Modern Philology.

"One of the highlights of The Idea of Anglo-Saxon England is its well-written, entertaining style. Throughout, Niles displays a keen eye for detail, often highlighting anecdotal, amusing and occasionally shocking facts." - Thijs Porck, 2016. Review AMSTERDAMER BEITRAEGE ZUR AELTEREN GERMANISTIK.

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