The Blackwell Encyclopaedia of Anglo-Saxon England

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Michael Lapidge, John Blair, Simon Keynes, Donald Scragg
Wiley, Nov 16, 2000 - History - 560 pages
The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Anglo-Saxon England is a major reference-work covering the history, archaeology, arts, architecture, literatures and languages of England from the Roman withdrawal to the Norman Conquest (c.450 - 1066 AD).



  • Maintains and stimulates an interdisciplinary approach to Anglo-Saxon studies.

  • Includes contributions from 150 experts in the field.

  • Accessible style and layout make the encyclopedia an excellent reference tool.

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Very disappointing. I sent mine back almost as soon as it arrived. Compared to the likes of DK, Blackwell are, well, stuck in the Dark ages! The presentation is terrible and it is put together in a very dense, unweidly fashion. There are many more entertaining and interesting books on the subject than this. One for academics only. 

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About the author (2000)

Michael Lapidge is Notre Dame Professor of English at the University of Notre Dame.

John Blair is Fellow in History at The Queen's College, Oxford.

Simon Keynes is Erlington and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon at the University of Cambridge.

Donald Scragg is Professor of Anglo-Saxon Studies at the University of Manchester.

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