The late Anglo-Saxon state - a maximum view-- the United Kingdon of England-- the Anglo-Saxon achievement-- the impact of the Sutton Hoo discovery on the study of Anglo-Saxon history-- elements in the background to the life of St Cuthbert and his early cult-- Asser's life of Alfred-- England c991-- was it infancy in England? some questions of comparison-- some agents and agencies of the late Anglo-Saxon state-- the sale of land and the economics of power in early England - problems and possibilities-- Stubbs and the English state.
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The power, sophisitcation, unity and wealth of the late Anglo-Saxon state have long been underestimated. The shadow of defeatin 1066, and an assumption that the Normans brought about strong government and a unification that had not previously been there, has prevented many of the remarkable features of Anglo-Saxon society from being seen. In The Anglo-Saxon State James Campbell shows how strong, unified and well-governed Anglo-Saxon England was and how numerous and wealthy its inhabitants were. Late Anglo-Saxon England was also a country with a political class considerably wider than just the earls and thegns. William Stubb's vision of Anglo-Saxon England as a country with real representative institutions may indeed be truer than that of his denigrators. James Campbell's work demands the re-thinking of Anglo-Saxon history. (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781852851767 20160528