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Title: Anglo-Saxon Myths: State and Church, 400-1066
Author: Brooks, Nicholas
Publisher: Continuum International Pub Inc; Publication Date: 2003
Hardcover; ISBN: 9781852851545
Volumes: 1; Pages: 308
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In this collection of essays Nicholas Brooks explores some of the earliest and most problematical sources, both written and archaeological, for early English history. In his hands, the structure and functions of Anglo-Saxon origin stories and charters (whether authentic or forged) illuminate English political and social structures, as well as ecclesiastical, urban and rural landscapes. As well as previously published essays, Anglo-Saxon Myths: State and Church, 400-1066 includes a new account of the English origin myth and a review of the developments in the study of Anglo-Saxon charters over the last twenty years.