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The Viking wars : war and peace in King Alfred's Britain, 789-955, Max Adams

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The Viking wars : war and peace in King Alfred's Britain, 789-955
Title
The Viking wars
Title remainder
war and peace in King Alfred's Britain, 789-955
Statement of responsibility
Max Adams
Title variation
War and peace in King Alfred's Britain, 789-955
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A history of Britain in the violent and unruly era between the first Scandinavian raids in 789 and the final expulsion of the Vikings from York in 954. In 865, a great Viking army landed in East Anglia, precipitating a series of wars that would last until the middle of the following century. It was in this time of crisis that the modern kingdoms of Britain were born. In their responses to the Viking threat, these kingdoms forged their identities as hybrid cultures: vibrant and entrepreneurial peoples adapting to instability and opportunity. Traditionally, Alfred the Great is cast as the central player in the story of Viking Age Britain. But author Max Adams, while stressing the genius of Alfred as war leader, law-giver, and forger of the English nation, has a more nuanced narrative approach to this conventional version of history. The Britain encountered by the Scandinavians of the ninth and tenth centuries was one of regional diversity and self-conscious cultural identities, depicted in glorious narrative fashion in The Viking Wars
Member of
Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
942.01/64
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
LC call number
DA153
LC item number
.A27 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The Viking wars : war and peace in King Alfred's Britain, 789-955, Max Adams
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • First published in England with the title Alfred's Britain: war and peace in the Viking age; London : Head of Zeus,©2017
  • Maps on lining-papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 465-489) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The tiger in the smoke, 789-878 -- Newton's cradle, 879-918 -- Going native, 919-955
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xviii, 509 pages
Isbn
9781681777979
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, genealogical tables
System control number
  • on1005691283
  • (OCoLC)1005691283
Label
The Viking wars : war and peace in King Alfred's Britain, 789-955, Max Adams
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • First published in England with the title Alfred's Britain: war and peace in the Viking age; London : Head of Zeus,©2017
  • Maps on lining-papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 465-489) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The tiger in the smoke, 789-878 -- Newton's cradle, 879-918 -- Going native, 919-955
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xviii, 509 pages
Isbn
9781681777979
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, genealogical tables
System control number
  • on1005691283
  • (OCoLC)1005691283

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