The Anglo-Saxon Chronicles

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The Anglo-Saxon Chronicles

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The Anglo-Saxon Chronicles are the first continuous national history of any western people in their own language. Compiled over several centuries, they trace the migration of Saxon war-lords to Roman Britain, their gradual development of a settled society and conversion to Christianity, the onslaught of the Vikings and then the Norman Conquest. They continued to be written long after the last Saxon king was dead, and go on to describe atrocities perpetrated by the barons during the reign of Stephen. Their uniqueness as a historical and literary document makes them of compelling interest throughout.
Professor Swanton's translation is the most complete and faithful reading ever published. Extensive notes draw on the latest evidence of archaeologists, and textual and social historians. Comprehensive and clearly presented, this fully indexed edition, with introduction, maps, genealogical tables and illustrations, allows ready access to one of the prime sources of English national culture.

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Michael Swanton is professor of Medieval Studies at the University of Exeter, and has held visiting professorships at Justus-Liebig Universitat (Germany), and l'Universite de Lausanne (Switzerland). Formerly Editor of the Royal Archaeological Institute, he is Fellow of both the Society of Antiquaries and The Royal Historical Society, and lectures widely on various aspects of early English culture. His extensive publications include translations of the epic poem Beowulf (1978) and a selection of Anglo-Saxon Prose (2nd edition, Everyman, 1993)

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