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The Blackwell Encyclopaedia of Anglo-Saxon England by Lapidge
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Feb 15, 11

bookshelves: anglo-saxon, 11th-century, non-fiction, reference
Read from November 01, 2010 to February 01, 2011, read count: 1

A hefty compendium of Anglo-Saxon facts and figures. It's extremely useful for checking difficult names and places and getting to grips with those Old English spellings. Other entries explore culture, entertainment, medicine and warfare.

It's a thick, heavy volume, with lots of small text in long, unbroken paragraphs. Don't go in expecting accessibility or pictures, or to be able to read it from A to Z. As a reference book into which you can dip in and out it's invaluable, though.
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