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Daily Life in Arthurian Britain

Daily Life in Arthurian Britain

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This book surveys current archaeological and historical thinking about the dimly understood characteristics of daily life in Great Britain during the fifth and sixth centuries.

Arthurian legends are immensely popular and well known despite the lack of reliable documentation about this time period in Britain. As a result, historians depend upon archaeologists to accurately describe life during these two centuries of turmoil when Britons suffered displacement by Germanic immigrants.

Daily Life in Arthurian Britain examines cultural change in Britain through the fifth and sixth centuries--anachronistically known as The Dark Ages--with a focus on the fate of Romano-British culture, demographic change in the northern and western border lands, and the impact of the Germanic immigrants later known as the Anglo-Saxons. The book coalesces many threads of current knowledge and opinion from leading historians and archaeologists, describing household composition, rural and urban organization, food production, architecture, fashion, trades and occupations, social classes, education, political organization, warfare, and religion in Arthurian times. The few available documentary sources are analyzed for the cultural and historical value of their information.

Author: Deborah Shepherd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Published: 08/31/2013
Pages: 336
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.50lbs
Size: 9.30h x 6.10w x 1.00d
ISBN: 9780313332951

Review Citation(s):
Booklist 11/01/2013 pg. 41

About the Author

Deborah J. Shepherd, PhD, is instructor of anthropology and archaeology at Anoka-Ramsey Community College in Coon Rapids, MN and postdoctoral associate at the Center for Medieval Studies at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus.

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