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The Battle of Brunanburh, which has been called by many the birthplace of Englishness, is one of the most important conflicts in the history of the West. Yet it is also one of the least understood: for centuries, scholars have been vexed by some of the most vital questions about Brunanburh, including its location. 

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Paperback, 464 pages
Published June 15th 2011 by Liverpool University Press (first published June 1st 2011)
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Neil
Nov 17, 2011 Neil rated it it was amazing
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A comprehensive collection of material relating to the Battle of Brunanburh that I've ever seen. The first section includes texts and translations of a bewildering amount of source material, I honestly didn't know that there was so many medieval references to this subject. The rest of the book is taken up by essays from contemporary scholars, which explore the site of the battle, the Chronicle poem, source material and various other subjects associated with Brunanburh. An essential book for anyo ...more
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A native of Colorado, Michael Livingston holds degrees in History, Medieval Studies, and English. He lives today in Charleston, South Carolina, where he teaches at The Citadel.

In his author life, he is a winner of the prestigious international Writers of the Future Contest (in 2005), and his novel SHARDS OF HEAVEN, the first in a trilogy of historical fantasies, will be published by Tor Books in
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