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David N. Dumville
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Britons And Anglo Saxons In The Early Middle Ages

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The principle issue with which these essays are concerned is the nature of relations between the English and the British in the period from the collapse of Roman authority in Britain to the end of the first Viking-Age. As in the previous collection Histories and Pseudo-Histories of the Insular Middle Ages, Dr Dumville emphasizes the central importance of close study of man ...more
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Published January 1st 1993 by Variorum
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Feb 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: history
First off: this is not a "book" so much as a collection of articles Dumville wrote in various scholarly journals, etc. Second: I'm pretty sure this would be very heavy reading (and utterly boring) for people not having an interest in the period.

Dumville digs into and sorts through enormous amounts of information from chronicles, legends, regnal lists, fragments and similar, trying to find bits and pieces that can (more or less) be trusted as historical fact.

This is not really a "popular history"
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Sep 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
This a collection of Professor Dumville's most influential articles. Looking through the table of contents that should tell you a great deal. His manuscript work especially is highlighted here, fundamental articles that have changed the study of the period and made scholars in general more accountable for their conclusions. It is when Dumville meanders into the speculation to be done based on the core research that he runs into trouble. There are a couple examples in the book, but not many. For ...more
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