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

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
  • War & peace in King Alfred's Britain, 789-955
Creator
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 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
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Adams, Max
Dewey number
942.01/64
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Alfred
  • Vikings
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
The Viking wars : war and peace in King Alfred's Britain, 789-955, Max Adams
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1005691283
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xviii, 509 pages
Isbn
9781681777979
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
942.0164 AD19 ; XX-N ; [A18BP003, #81, 4@$29.95, DLG/RT ].
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1005691283
  • (OCoLC)1005691283
Label
The Viking wars : war and peace in King Alfred's Britain, 789-955, Max Adams
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1005691283
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xviii, 509 pages
Isbn
9781681777979
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
942.0164 AD19 ; XX-N ; [A18BP003, #81, 4@$29.95, DLG/RT ].
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1005691283
  • (OCoLC)1005691283

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