The Sword in Anglo-Saxon England: Its Archaeology and Literature


SKU: 9780851157160 Category: Tag:
Publisher: Boydell Press
Product ID: 1121422


This book is an invaluable exploration of the significance of the sword as symbol and weapon in the Anglo-Saxon world, using archaeological and literary evidence. The first part of the book, a careful study of the disposition of swords found in peat bogs, in graves, lakes and rivers, yields information on religious and social practices. The second is concerned with literary sources, especially Beowulf.

ISBN: 9780851157160
Publisher: Boydell Press
Pub Date: 01/1962
Format: Paperback
Weight: 0.92lbs
Size: 8.53h x 5.50w x 0.68d

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Weight 0.92 lbs
Dimensions 8.53 × 5.50 × 0.68 in