The Saxons in England 2 Volume Set: A History of the English Commonwealth till the Period of the Norman Conquest - Cambridge Library Collection - Medieval HistoryJohn Mitchell Kemble (author)
Multiple copy pack 1120 Pages / Published: 10/11/2011
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This monumental 1849 publication was the first detailed analysis to compare Anglo-Saxon institutions with those of other Germanic peoples. The philologist and historian Kemble (1807-57) was born into a renowned family of actors, trained at Cambridge for both the bar and the church, but devoted his career to Germanic philology and Old English. His studies resulted in several books including a Beowulf edition (1833), a pioneering six-volume edition of Anglo-Saxon charters (Codex Diplomaticus Aevi Saxonici, 1839-48), and the posthumous Horae Ferales (1863), together with articles and translations in periodicals. He also corresponded for many years with Jacob Grimm. The Saxons drew heavily on Kemble's work on the charters. Volume 1 argues for the early presence of the Saxons in Britain and investigates their laws and institutions. Volume 2 addresses their impact on social institutions and power structures in post-Roman Britain.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 1120
Weight: 1460 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 65 mm
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