After Rome

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November 2003



The chapters in this volume, each written by a leading scholar of the period, analyze in turn the different nationalities and kingdoms that existed in the British Isles from the end of the Roman empire to the coming of the Vikings, the process of conversion to Christianity, the development of art and of a written culture, and the interaction between this written culture and the societies of the day.


Introduction; 1. Nations and Kingdoms; 2. Society, Community, and Identity; 3. Conversion to Christianity; 4. The Art of Authority; 5. Latin and the Vernacular Languages: the Creation of a Bilingual Textual Culture; 6. Texts and Society; Conclusion


Thomas Charles-Edwards is Jesus Professor of Celtic at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Jesus College.
EAN: 9780199249824
ISBN: 0199249822
Untertitel: c. 400-c. 800. 'Short Oxford History of the British Isles'. Maps, halftones and line drawings. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Oxford University Press
Erscheinungsdatum: November 2003
Seitenanzahl: 368 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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