The Early Peoples of Britain and Ireland
By (author) Christopher A. Snyder
Early Peoples of Britain and Ireland by Christopher A. Snyder
Book DescriptionThis period of British history saw dramatic social, political, and cultural changes, characterized by the great movement of peoples. The Stone Age peoples, Bronze Age peoples, Celts, Scots, Picts, Irish, Roman, Anglo-Saxon, Danes and Normans all arrived, settled, and (to some degree) intermingled. Each of these peoples has a complex history partly separate and partly shared, sometimes obscure, sometimes distorted in the popular imagination, and the purpose of the encyclopedia is to both highlight specific details and clarify the overall picture. The geographic scope of the encyclopedia is Britain and Ireland, and chronologically covers everything from the Neolithic period to 1154. A section of longer essays on key themes is followed by an A-Z section of shorter entries on specific topics. Entries vary in length from about 400 words to about 7,500 words. Each entry includes a brief bibliography. This encyclopedia will be a useful reference for nearly every level of research, from general background information on a select topic for the lay reader to the latest and best research and historiographic trends for advanced researchers
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781846450099
(254mm x 178mm x 56mm)
Imprint: Greenwood World Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Christopher A. Snyder
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* A fascinating and unique history of the Britons from the late Iron Age to the late Middle Ages. * Describes the life, language and culture of the Britons before, during and after Roman rule. * Examines the figures of King Arthur and Merlin and the evolution of a powerful national mythology.
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Author Biography - Christopher A. Snyder
Christopher A. Snyder is Associate Professor of European History and Chair of the Department of History and Politics at Marymount University, Arlington, Virginia. His many books include: The Britons (2003), The World of King Arthur (2000), and An Age of Tyrants: Britain and the Britons, AD 400-600 (1998).
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